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    Posted: 03 July 2008 at 03:34
New thread started here.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 July 2008 at 01:44
Cheers Hugo!
( I forgot what is to be said in Portugal...sorry)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 July 2008 at 00:25
I thank Bernd. I liked them your photograph ns 3 and 6 very good ones.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 July 2008 at 21:08
Some contribution from me....

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 July 2008 at 20:52


A-700+ Minolta 300 f/4 1/1250sec. ISO640

Edited by Pavel - 02 July 2008 at 20:53
A-900+VG;16f/2.8fish;50f/1.4,Sig20f/1.8;Tammy 90f/2.8;Sony135STF;M200f/2.8HS;M 200 f/4 Macro;M 300f/4HS;Sony500f/8reflex;M600 f/4HS;M3x1xmacro;16-35CZ;24-70CZ;70-200SSM;70-400SSM;1.4xTc;2xTc
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 July 2008 at 09:11
Thanks Cameron, so it might be a legend after all. Anyhow, remarkable birds, one can get lost watching them, if only one could fly like them, once...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 July 2008 at 07:43
Bernd

I have done quite a bit of reading on the net. The Wiki for the Common Swift says "Swifts spend most of their lives in the air, living on the insects they catch in their beaks. They drink, feed, and often mate and sleep on the wing." But I can't find a reference for them being in the air continuously for three years.

Some Dutch Swifts have been followed on a blogsite webcam here but may have left the nest by now.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 July 2008 at 07:01
Cheers Walt, yeah, the swifts are truly aerodynamic - don't know if it's a legend or not but apparently they spend their first 3 years of life entirely in the air - can someon confirm this?
THanks & regards,
Bernd
P.S. Sorry guys if you can't see my pics today, Zenfolio is on maintenance today... (Wednesday), so I hope they return soon...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2008 at 22:47
Ausgezeichet indeed, Bernd! I had no idea that the swift was so remarkably aerodynamic. Beautiful.

Walt
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2008 at 22:26
Well, Frankman's encouragement resulted naturally in me going out and taking some more shots - I'm rather simple that way...
And frankly, I think these are my best swifts ever, they really did me a favour that morning and literally made slow fly-by flights...
A700 + 400/4.5 once again, hope you like 'em:
1. Common swift:


2. Common swift:


3. Common swift (a few seceonds later):


4. Commons swift flying towards me - did someone say the A700 AF was slow??


5. Clipped wing common swift



6. Crow on a bad hair day (feather?)


7. Crow in flight(some lightening done in ACDSee pro, very effective!)



8. Young woodpecker, not perfect, but nice crisp feathers on the back.


Thanks for viewing,
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Bernd
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2008 at 22:10
Wow, that Kingfisher is magnificent!!
Well done, HPG!
(and sorry for the Portuguese team not getting any further in the Euro, they play an equally beautiful football)
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Bernd
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2008 at 20:58
I love this post...
Kingfisher new.
7D more Minolta 300 mm f4 HS G.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2008 at 18:02


A-700 Min 300 f/4 HS G at f/5 1/2000 iso125
A-900+VG;16f/2.8fish;50f/1.4,Sig20f/1.8;Tammy 90f/2.8;Sony135STF;M200f/2.8HS;M 200 f/4 Macro;M 300f/4HS;Sony500f/8reflex;M600 f/4HS;M3x1xmacro;16-35CZ;24-70CZ;70-200SSM;70-400SSM;1.4xTc;2xTc
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2008 at 17:44
This is a BIF but was not difficult to photograph: it was already caught in bronze


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