Tree Swallows

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Almazar80
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Tree Swallows

Unread postby Almazar80 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:54 am

I finally ended up buying an app called iBird Ultimate to help me identify birds. So now, I can identify a total of five birds. Yes, progress is slow. Here are pictures of tree swallows.

1. A Blue Bird

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2. A Blue Bird 2

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3. Bird Talk

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Thanks for looking.

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Re: Tree Swallows

Unread postby Ossie » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:11 am

Excellent images

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Re: Tree Swallows

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:21 am

I really like the bird talk one, birds know how to engage in conversation with enthusiasm and that image does it justice.
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Re: Tree Swallows

Unread postby sury » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:47 pm

Great set. The second reminds me of Al Pacino saying are you talking to me? ( I think it is Al Pacino).
The third one has great symmetry. If not for the minor differences one would think each is a mirror
image of the other.

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Re: Tree Swallows

Unread postby the_hefay » Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:34 am

Excellent series. That last one though takes the cake.
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Re: Tree Swallows

Unread postby aster » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:03 pm

Thank you for sharing, Almazar80; :)

Each one these photos comes with its own story, intact. Very impressive timing of the expressions in each.
I can't choose one over the other. Well done.

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Re: Tree Swallows

Unread postby Birma » Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:39 pm

Wonderful bird pictures. I love the eye contact in the second and the interaction in the third - top stuff! :)
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Re: Tree Swallows

Unread postby Almazar80 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:17 pm

Thank you for the comments. It was extremely luck to be able to get the third shot. I still have a lot to learn about birds and their behavior patterns. I was at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge looking for egrets (no luck). The deer flies were swarming (they don't know what insect repellent means) and I needed to find an open sunny space. So I walked towards the end of the trail. Lo and behold, swallows. I guess you never know where opportunity will come knocking.


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