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We are hungry!

We are hungry!
Información de la foto
Copyright: Helene Provencher (chouette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 834] (3024)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2005-07-10
Categorías: Birds
Cámara: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Canon EF 75-300mm USM III
Details: Tripod: Yes
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2005-07-13 22:25
Vista: 4375
Favoritos: 5 [Ver]
Puntos: 42
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These three juveniles were waiting for their parents coming with something to eat. It was a lovely scene!
I hope you like it. Thanks for viewing and comments.

Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

Description: The tree swallow is about five inches long. It has a forked tail, metallic green to blue head, back and wing feathers and white feathers on its underside. It has a black bill, dark brown eyes and light brown legs and feet. Females are duller in color than males and their foreheads may be a brownish color. Juveniles are brown-backed and may have a faint breast band or brownish wash on the chest.

Range: In North America the tree swallow breeds from Alaska east to Newfoundland, Canada and south to California, Colorado, Nebraska and Maryland. It winters north to southern California, the Gulf Coast and the Carolinas.

Habitat: The tree swallow can be found in wet habitats like flooded meadows, marshes, lakeshores, streams and open areas near woods.

Diet: The tree swallow eat flying insects like beetles, horseflies, moths, grasshoppers and dragonflies. The search for insects over lands and water and catch their prey in the air. In the winter, they may feed on berries.

Males arrive at the breeding territory a week before the females. Once the females arrive breeding pairs will form. Male and female pairs will defend their nesting territory. A pair will have more than one nesting site, usually in a tree cavity, in their territory, but they will use only one site for their eggs.

The female builds a cup-shaped nest using grass or pine needles. Both the male and the collect feathers to line the nest. The female tree swallow lays four to six eggs at a rate of one egg per day. The female incubates the eggs and the male guards the nesting site. The eggs hatch in about two weeks. Both the male and the female feed the chicks. The chicks fledge in about three weeks.

The tree swallow is a short-distance migrator. They gather in large flocks along the coast in the fall. They are the first swallows to reappear in the spring.

Speed: 1/1000 f/10
ISO 400
Focal Length: 300mm

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-07-13 22:37]

Wooooow! What a capture, Helene!
This is a best shot, incredible timing, perfect composition, extremely sharp image, great colour,.....

Hello Helene! The shot of the day, for sure! Tremendous! How did you manage to get them grouped like this? What a great nature shot, I would have been too excited to even point the camera! Don't they look angry, too. I cannot get over this photo, it is so expressive! VERY WELL DONE!

I'm still smiling over this shot. I have eight grandchildren and this scene seems very familiar. Thanks for sharing it.

Good capture, well timed and really tells the story well.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-14 2:29]

Great shot Helene! You did very well to capture all three in this pose. Nice composition and good details. Very well done!

good capture and composition, very dynamic photo.

Hello Helens

This is a very comical shot. They all knoiw where the food is coming from as they are all facing the same direction. Great capture, well composed with a great BG. Nice work. Thanks.

Hello Helene!
Great capture.POV,lighting and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-14 5:36]

Hello Helene!
Very nice capture.Moment you caught,POV same expressions on birds faces and composition are perfect.Very well done!TFS...:-)

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-14 12:25]

very good one Helene,
what a capture, great composition, very well in pov all three, very good job, I like it a lot,
gr. Jaap

wonderful shot Helene,
Well composed, good detail, colours and sharpness.
Nicely captured, Great POV and DOF.
Thanks for posting

Hi Pelene
Sharpness: 5/5
Color: 5/5
DOF: 4/5
POV: 5/5
Great shot
In a friendly way Christophe

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-16 3:56]

Wonderful and interesting shot for this nice trio ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Helene.

Hello Helene, beautiful natural shot - very clear and colorful. Fantastic composition and great details. Superb colors. Well done & TFS!

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-07-27 13:41]

excellent capture...
wonderful composition...
great shot...
I love it...
just perfect...
congratulations Helene

Wow, Helene, this is a stunning action shot. A fantastic action shot! You did incredibly well to capture this moment. I can not fault this picture in any way.


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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-08-13 1:56]

Magnifique photo prise au bon moment. Il est plutôt rare de disposer de la possibilité de shooter des hirondelles le plus souvent en mouvement. C'est déjà là un exploit, en plus lorsque la qualité est présent c'est un régal.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-09-18 3:28]

Hello Héléne, vous avez réussi là une photo de concours!! avec un timing magnifique. Le grain du BG (du au 400iso) peut être supprimé facilement avec Neatimage. Mes félicitations Didier.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-26 7:18]

Bon matin Hélène,
Je ne l'avais pas vu cette superbe photographie, absolument magnifique, la lumière dans les yeux, les becs et les ailes ouvertes tout y est... SPLENDIDES !


obrigado pelo comentário feito sobre a minha foto, vou tentar colocar regularmente mais fotografias de aves, estive a ver a sua galeria etem imagens fabulosas

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-01-04 18:54]

Superbe cliché ... c'est vraiment être au bon endroit au bon moment !

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-02-25 10:44]

What a shot, Helene!

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