Pied Flycatcher .... I think juv. but never managed to get a decent photo, as it was in my garden I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will stick around and feed up for a few days
grey cloudy day and a silhouette of a Swallow taking off - thought it showed the wing length well and to show what wingspan they need to cross the Sahara !
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to HAZY:
Did someone click on the wrong thread!
That's a fabulous photos Hazel
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Time is running out to get a decent Swallow in flight this year. I seem to have the same issue as even when I managed to get one in focus over the weekend, it lacked facial detail.
lol Nige, I'd love that shot in place of mine and I'd also like that blue sky ! I always find birds with dark faces like swallows, great tit, coal tit, etc, are often so difficult to highlight their finer facial features (even when tweaking the over exposure slider a tad more on flight shots) - they all get lost in the black plumage !
HAZY said:lol PB and Mike, you're being a little too kind but appreciate it ! I'll try a few more pics when we have a blue sky back and see if I can nail a more decent shot showing facial detail. Just thinking we could save these types of shots and then silhouette them out completely for people to "guess the bird" in a new quiz - only I think the streamers on this bird would give it away lol
I'm being honest, as I'm sure PB is.
I'd doubt a pro would get a much clearer photo, especially as you were shooting into the light, so the swallow will look darker, but you managed to get the light showing through the wings perfectly, and the swallow was crisp clear.
In reply to Nigel O:
Nigel O said:
It's run out for me, the swallows around probably flew out while we were in Wales.
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