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In-Flight Snack
In-Flight Snack
HarveyG


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Challenge: Free Study 2013-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: near Winterton, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Date: Jan 2, 2013
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Action, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2013

(South African) Cliff Swallow, Hirundo spilodera catching Flying Ants (aka Termites) that have winged and are leaving their nest to build new colonies. Hand held shot in overcast wet (drizzle) conditions.

Post Rollover: Well that was close :) An HM in a FS!
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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 217
Avg (all users): 6.9076
Avg (commenters): 8.1818
Avg (participants): 7.0127
Avg (non-participants): 6.7000
Views since voting: 1804
Views during voting: 219
Votes: 119
Comments: 37
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/19/2013 11:09:05 PM
Great in-flight catch! I love the out of focus, barely discernible, grasses behind the bird!
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02/12/2013 12:03:39 PM
Oh this is beautiful. It amazes me that you got a wonderful capture...your timing is impeccable. The fact that bird has a bug in its mouth, and the wings show just a hint of motion blur. The DOF of the green is wonderful. Great Job.
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02/11/2013 01:46:03 PM
Totally forgot to comment on this fantastic image! Congratulations Harvey. Wonderful capture.
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02/10/2013 09:17:58 PM
Sometimes it must feel as though every moment of your life so far has led inexorably to this one, just so you could catch this perfect shot.
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02/10/2013 04:47:44 PM
Terrific focus and moment, beautiful color. Congratulations on the HM, Harvey.
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02/10/2013 10:28:07 AM
Wow love how you caught this guy in the act of catching his meal. NICE!
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02/10/2013 06:57:25 AM
Well well Harvey, you outdid yourself on this one - I love to read the settings when Photographers are kind enough to put them in and I am amazed at how crisp the sigma is - mind you I have never held one so I don't know it's size but you nailed the important parts - the supper - I love how the wings are positioned - Victorious! Such a tiny bird and so much to look at well done indeed!
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02/08/2013 10:54:00 PM
This takes my breath away! Congratulations Harvey!
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02/08/2013 10:20:50 PM
Congratulations on the HM Harvey. Well deserved, the shot is fantastic.
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02/08/2013 04:05:22 PM
This is amazing. Congrats on the HM, Harvey
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02/08/2013 01:36:50 PM
Yes!
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02/08/2013 09:54:04 AM
Great shot Harvey, congratulations on 4th!
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02/08/2013 08:40:18 AM
How could it be better? Congrats on HM!
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02/08/2013 04:55:15 AM
Oh yes, they are very active this year, swooping down almost smashing into one's face, I tried and tried but they are just too quick to get them nice and clear such as this one.
Hold tight, I have a gut feeling this is going to ribbon but if not, still a fantastic shot.
congrats.
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02/08/2013 04:41:14 AM
Oh my!! Stunning capture!! Magnificently done!
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02/08/2013 03:42:13 AM
Well done on a good finish Harvey. Sadly you missed the ribbons again but you should be proud of your shot. You do love those BIF shots chasing their prey don't you :-)
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02/08/2013 03:06:19 AM
Fantastic Harvey. A Perfectly captured shot.
Congrats on the great finish!
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02/08/2013 02:39:19 AM
Congrats on your HM, Harvey, very well deserved!
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02/08/2013 02:01:24 AM
Great image again Harvey, these birds are so difficult to shoot. Love the focus and the way it stands against that green background. And congrats on your HM, so close to a ribbon in a FS. VWD!
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02/08/2013 01:42:53 AM
There you are - New year's resolution done and dusted in one fell swoop! And not even the second month yet. So Super-Sixteen viewing on the couch the rest of the year? Hehe
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02/08/2013 01:18:16 AM
Great capture! Congrats on the HM Harvey
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02/08/2013 01:05:50 AM
When I saw this shot during voting.. I knew who it was...but wasnt going to risk being wrong...lol. Great capture Harvey. Fabulous shot and well done on placing.
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02/08/2013 12:51:03 AM
This is an awesome capture. Photography such as this is quite difficult. Impressive job and congrats on the HM!
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02/08/2013 12:35:48 AM
Ahh just missed out again, but congrats on the HM!
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02/08/2013 12:12:16 AM
Swallows are unbelievably swift making this an exceptional capture.
Excellent placement in this really competitive challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2013 10:42:51 PM
Nice catch; not easy to do.
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02/07/2013 07:40:59 PM
Fantastic capture. Focus is brilliant.
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02/07/2013 05:17:05 PM
Ready to dive in
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02/05/2013 05:35:22 PM
Great capture!
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02/05/2013 04:56:10 PM
Superb! My pick of the challenge.
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02/05/2013 09:46:02 AM
Great detail.
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02/02/2013 09:57:10 PM
wonderful capture
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02/02/2013 07:19:07 PM
Spectacular capture!! Just love the detail and the beautiful background!
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02/02/2013 08:41:14 AM
Wow; you nailed this capture! And with a nice, soft background, too.
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02/01/2013 12:16:08 PM
how beautiful!
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02/01/2013 09:25:35 AM
Terrific shot. Perfect capture and the bird really stands out against the creamy greens.
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02/01/2013 08:02:31 AM
Perfect !
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