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Congratulations to arbitrage for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 18 votes - View Previous Winners


Some shots from two recent swallow shooting outings. There are now both Violet-green and Tree swallows in decent numbers. Somedays they are there in good numbers and other days not at all. IME you need good numbers to get keepers because it takes lots of opportunities to get a sequence where you get on the swallow at the right time and it flies in the right direction.

I'm going to head out this morning to try my Sony gear back to back with my Nikon DSLRs. Sometimes the OVF can be an advantage to react a little quicker than the ever so slight EVF delay.





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Apr 01, 2020 at 08:13 AM
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Why are you not on the Canadian Olympic shooting team? Great stuff.


Apr 01, 2020 at 08:16 AM
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amazing captures, geoff. voted for the difficulty in getting these amazing shots.


Apr 01, 2020 at 09:15 AM
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Geoff, a very impressive set! The sharpness, clarity and colors of these are just wonderful! I am curious what you could get with a DSLR. YGMV!

Joshua



Apr 01, 2020 at 09:31 AM
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Terrific set Geoff.

I feel the delay that affects photographing these speedy and maneuverable birds is that of the photographers reaction time which can be reduced a bit when you learn to predict when they will turn by body language. You clearly have one of bot of these skills.

Morris



Apr 01, 2020 at 10:17 AM
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OMG.....theses are probably the most difficult birds with the Kingfisher to catch in flight. A huge performance Geoff , Outstanding shoots Voted !


Apr 01, 2020 at 10:22 AM
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A school in BIF, awesome job.


Apr 01, 2020 at 11:16 AM
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These are the best pictures I have seen of swallows in flight. Superb work
Voted

Amit



Apr 01, 2020 at 11:56 AM
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Out freaking standing Geoff. Top notch shots of about the hardest subjects. Beyond impressive. Immediately voted


Apr 01, 2020 at 12:48 PM
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Fantastic set Geoff and I have to agree with Ken and ask why you are not on the Olympic team :-)


Apr 01, 2020 at 01:37 PM
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Great set Geoff these are fantastic captures. Swallows are extremely difficult as they are so fast and constantly change direction. Your skill level unbelievable. Your shots with the 600 really impressive.

Dave



Apr 01, 2020 at 01:46 PM
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Stop it! Stop stop stop rubbing it in

I want to see a video of you doing this, it has to be entertaining
You have rocked this set Geoff, I voted first then commented I was so overwhelmed and impressed at 840mm. This really shows your talent to track and the gears ability to make you shine, nailed it more than once

Karl



Apr 01, 2020 at 02:52 PM
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Super work Geoff. 1 is over the top ~ Ron


Apr 01, 2020 at 09:19 PM
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Extremely difficult shots expertly done.

Dave



Apr 01, 2020 at 10:02 PM
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Best swallow in flight that I've seen.

Daniel



Apr 01, 2020 at 11:15 PM
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sweet Geoff, nailed it


Apr 01, 2020 at 11:16 PM
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Wicked good! I know how hard these are to capture.

Outstanding images!



Apr 01, 2020 at 11:47 PM
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Lovely set! My pick is #4!


Apr 01, 2020 at 11:48 PM
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Some fancy shooting, Geoff.

Pius



Apr 02, 2020 at 12:01 AM
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Brilliant as usual Geoff!


Apr 02, 2020 at 07:31 AM
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