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Posted by David Salem on Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:06 pm

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Although it's a common bird throughout North and South America, it's not that easy to get a decent flight shot of this species.
It's a fast and shifty flyer so locking on to one of these little guys is a real challenge, at least it is for me. On a side note, notice the streamer on the tail of this individual. I have only seen a few with this and I think it's the sign of an older male. Anyone know??

1DX---840mm---f6.3---ss1/4000th---ISO800---HH@8:15am---50% crop

Thanks as always for looking and for your input.  I appreciate it.

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by David Salem on Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:11 pm
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Forgot to mention, Please click on the image to view the larger more detailed file. Thanks
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by Denis55 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:24 pm
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Gorgeous light,and topside view,David!
Agree.Not that easy to get a decent flight shot of this species,even though they are common!
 

by MalcolmBenn on Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:44 pm
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Beautiful flight image of this species, I think they're harder to photograph than a Swallow.  The flight pose, light and the exposure are perfect.


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by Nate Chappell on Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:39 pm
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Sweet top side view and lighting David!
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by Karl Egressy on Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:58 pm
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Great banking pose with excellent head turn, David. It is a very hard to capture in flight bird indeed.
 

by James Vellozzi on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:04 pm
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No nits here Dave.. Overall a cracking good image.. are you handholding your lens?
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by David Salem on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:51 pm
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Thanks for the comments guys.

Thanks James. I own a tripod but I think I have only used it twice in the last 5 years..
Yes, I almost always hand hold my rig and I teach these techniques during our flight workshops. Thanks again.
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by clement on Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:07 am
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WOW what a picture.. its like almost freezing a bullet
 

by Matt Filosa on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:16 am
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Wonderful, David. I like how the bird is fully in the blue BG, with a nice transition to the brown tone in the top border.

Wish I knew about the tail.

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by Alan Bryant on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:20 am
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Cracking top side image David, lovely BG as well
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by ANIT MITRA on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:34 am
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Beautiful top side view and excellent bg..lovely ....
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by swanuck on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:40 am
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another great post
 

by WOlf38 on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:59 am
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Beautiful shot, David!!!
 

by Arabinda Debnath on Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:41 pm
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Beautiful image,David! Killer head turn and eye contact.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:38 pm
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Great catch, I like the details and eye contact.
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by David Salem on Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:39 pm
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Thanks so much everyone. Glad you like the frame.
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by Gaurav Mittal on Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:56 pm
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Super sweet image David. Gorgeous all around.
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by joem on Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:24 pm
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Spot on flight shot David, great work.
 

by KK Hui on Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:48 pm
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Stunning shot, David!
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