A couple of Barn Swallows on a wire, I think that here they were guarding their nest from safe distance.
Note that male and female do not have
much color differences between them. Very swift birds,
always restless , and it's trademark is a forked tail with the upper body bright blue–black, with long crescent-wings.
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.
My post on singel bird previousely .
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lousat (78993) 2010-09-06 8:32
Hi Ike,a very nice idea and a perfect realisation,a perfect pic for treknature too...excellents sharpness,colors and composition.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO
pajaran (53269) 2010-09-06 10:24
Vrlo interesantan pogled na ptice ...
Dobar tekst i trenutak snimka, lepa fotografija.
I zica je dobra kad nema grana drveca, dobar rad.
Very interesting look at the birds ...
A good text and instant recording, beautiful photos.
The wire is good when there are no tree branches, good work.
Have a nice evening.
Silvio1953 (125443) 2010-09-06 10:30
Ciao Ike, lovely composition with nice couple of birds, great contrast against fantastic blue sky and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (86528) 2010-09-06 10:33
Well composed with the two swallow and the wire in a diagonal through the phto, good bg with this nice blue sky.
AKITA (15125) 2010-09-06 14:04
the couple of swallows look so happy,
but this a little distant positioning suggests me they are now quarreling, maybe...
a beautiful shot of natural birds on artificial wire against rich blue sky, thank you,
danos (88197) 2010-09-07 0:40
nice the snapshot with the two birds sitting on the wire and outlined against the blue sky.I like the clarity of the image.
Have a nice day,Danos
kordinator (19356) 2010-09-07 3:20
Lovely composition with nice couple of birds.
Great contrast against fantastic blue sky.
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
Great job my friends
rodgerg (55767) 2010-09-07 3:50
Superb balance in this composition with the two birds well loacted along a beautiful diagonal. The birs arise too very well in the beaituful blue of the sky.
claudeD (33918) 2010-09-07 6:24
interesting composition with this 2 birds in excellent sharpness.The blue sky in the background is perfect for this shot.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
eldancer1 (29373) 2010-09-07 9:33
Great symmetry, nice capture. Good pov and dof. Well done, tfs.
adramad (39076) 2010-09-08 15:41
A picture is great in this beautiful composition where the cable with the birds create a nice diagonal cut, brilliant illumination with very nice colors. Well done.
maloutim (9637) 2010-09-12 0:32
Lovely graphic photo captured and composed with these two Barn Swallows on the diagonal electric wire! I suppose you used your zoom, but the birds are very sharp! I prefer this photo to the single bird one; It's more effective! And it's nice to see both mother and father doing their parents' job in watching their nest!
The whole picture gives a sensation of freedom with the big blue sky as a background!
I am useless at photographing birds! They seem to sense my camera as soon as I open it , as if it was a gun, and they fly off! It was the case last month in Ireland, when there were hundreds of swallows on the roof of a mansion. I managed to get a first picture from far away, but they soon flew off, and never came back while I was there!
Your note is interesting too, telling us how they are watching their nest from a distance! It confirms what I noticed: how they perceived my camera from far away!
Thanks for sharing, and have a good Sunday!
PS. I thought we didn't have such swallows in France, and I see on my book that your kind of barn swallow (savignii transitiva) is specific to the middle-east. Does it stay all year in your country?
Our barn swallow (hirondo rustica), with a ginger face, black collar and white belly is only here in spring and summer! It seems it's present in some parts of Israel too.
pierrefonds (58229) 2010-09-14 17:08
I like the way the wire is dividing the picture. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the barn swallows. The late afternoon light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
jmdias (56931) 2010-09-20 16:41
very nice view of these swallows. I liked the position of them in the wires, creating a graphism. excellent ligh and sharpness
clic (15348) 2010-10-11 13:42
Thanks for this sweet memory of my youth!: The electric wire entered our house by my window on second floor! Imagine the concert at sunrize!!
Nice depiction of your morning troubadours!.
sacimar (25977) 2011-09-14 9:07
I like this kind of composition, minimalism and creativity, the visual effect of the image is interesting, you chose the elements very good, well done,
Indrasish (2883) 2013-07-22 8:02
Great shot of this two cute birds.. Love the composition and the nice colors.. Superb image quality too.. Lovely presentation.. Sorry for delay critique.. Yesterday i was out of station.. Very well done..
Good night and wish you all the best..
mcmtanyel (14523) 2015-02-04 20:11
The deep blue of the sky is spirit-lifting. The sharpness of the wire and thew birds is impressive. A vertical format eliminating some of the dead space on the left would be more effective, imho.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (59393)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-06 8:07