The Barn Swallow, is a very swift bird, always restless. A forked tail it's trademark. The upper body bright blue black, with long crescent- wings.
No color differences between male and female
Bird size: Body length 19-16 cm and for about 7cm plumbry- tail , weighing 20.5 to 17.5 grams, 34.5 to 32 cm wing span.
They usually comes as couple, and I think that here it was guarding their nest from safe distance.
*** No.2 pic. of the Swallow on TN.
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danos (100772) 2010-08-20 8:12
really the Barn swallow is well captured sitting and resting on the wire.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the image as the way that outlined against the blue sky.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
lousat (94632) 2010-08-20 8:50
Hi Ike,the simplicity is the secret of the beauty of your pic,and a great quaity too,impressive sharpness and contrast whit the blue sky,not easy to work so perfectly in this difficult light!Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO
adramad (47616) 2010-08-20 9:47
One of the images of birds that I like the ones you've uploaded. I love this cable diagonal cut on that beautiful blue sky so clean, the bird is wonderful with good sharpness and color.
Have a nice weekend. Best regards.
Fante (5429) 2010-08-20 11:19
great animal photo, with excellent sharpness and amazing colors. Perfect time of shooting. I like it.
cornejo (44591) 2010-08-20 11:45
Greeting Ike, Very good photo, excellent colours and sharpness. I like, bravo.
eldancer1 (36343) 2010-08-20 13:14
Very nice capture indeed. Very sharp details and nice colors. You did a wonderful job, tfs.
JFS (32459) 2010-08-20 13:22
Simple but nice shot of this vigilant bird. Light and colors are perfect.
AKITA (15125) 2010-08-20 18:50
a beautiful shot of very brave lone swallow,
its twin tails are so sharp and impressive,
and its eyes looks watching distant place,
diagonal composition and colors are nice,
thank you for your wonderful shot,
edge (7409) 2010-08-20 19:49
Hello Ike, Great shot of this barn swallow. I haven't seen one in years. They were all over in Iowa when I lived there as a youngster. They are fun to watch and they are very interesting to see them flying on a golf course catching insects. Good job. Brings back memories. Regards, Roer
kordinator (21293) 2010-08-21 1:44
Really I love your photos of birds, fascinate me.
I would like to try myself in such works.
The composition is beautiful.
Beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
Perfectan work dear friend.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-08-21 3:35
A superb composition very well balanced with a beautiful diagonal and well presented in a square format of image. The birtd arise very well in the superb blue color of the BG. Attitudes of the bird well colected too.
Have a nice WE,
pierrefonds (68821) 2010-08-21 5:44
The diagonal line of the wire is an asset to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the barn swallow. It is clear and sharp. The late afternoon light has agood effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
raszid62 (18515) 2010-08-21 8:35
Extreme minimalism but what a beautiful picture. Swallow on a wire as in the Leonard Cohen song; ,, Bird on the wire''. Great composition and perfect sharpness. Photographing birds is very difficult.
בוקר טוב. אקסטרים המינימליזם, אבל התמונה יפה מאוד. הסנונית על חוט כמו בשיר של ליאונרד כהן, ציפור על תיל. הגדול בהרכב. ומיקוד מושלמים. לצלם ציפורים קשה מאוד. בברכה.
claudeD (40259) 2010-08-22 6:30
very fine picture of that bird in perfect sharpness and good composition.I like the picture and your note very much.TFS.
Have a fine weekend and a good week
With regards from Luxembourg
jemaflor (100029) 2010-08-23 11:15
Good angle and attitude for the bird, light is well captured, interesting result, well made.
Cricri (122409) 2010-08-25 4:11
Une jolie capture de l'hirondelle rustique posée sur la barre, bonne netteté avec des détails qui ressorte du fond bleu, très jolie
yeln (11516) 2010-08-30 0:29
critique in slovenian language
stric google bo poskrbel za dober prevod.
hvala lepa za tvojo kritiko.
potrebna je velika mera potrpeljivosti, da ujame lastavko na ici. izjemen pogled na ptico. lepa ostrina in čudovito modro nebo. bravo Ike!!!
p.s. hvala lepa za opozorilo. stric google se tudi lahko zmoti. jaz nisem bil pozoren.
jmdias (66283) 2010-09-02 15:35
here the sharpness is perfect, we can enjoy each detail of the bird, that is so beautiful. nice use of the wire corossing the compo. nice framing and light
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-11-01 0:26
" Like a bird on the wire..." L.Cohen
Do you know this song?
Maybe this swallow arrives in the summer under my window?
Have a good weekend Tomasz
clic (17605) 2011-12-01 6:57
I'm a "country boy" Ike and this view reminds me of the electric wire attached above my room window when I was a kid. Can you imagine the hifi-stereo morning concerts!!
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- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (74663)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-20 6:47