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A Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), photographed in the Amsterdamse Bos



29 responses

  1. Renard Moreau

    [ Smiles ] That swallow is very beautiful!

    July 10, 2014 at 7:16 PM

  2. Excellent picture!

    July 10, 2014 at 7:18 PM

  3. Such clarity Camilla, gorgeous shot! That really is a super camera with a brilliant lens!

    July 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    • Thanks Adrian! It’s not DSLR quality, but still a good camera! I’m very pleased with it. πŸ™‚

      July 13, 2014 at 4:54 PM

      • It’s doing the job and photography is So much more than equipment as you’re ably demonstrating. It’s not a DSLR but that’s proving irrelevant. When I meet people through my work, one of the first questions they always ask is what camera I’m using as if this is the key to getting photographs like the ones I’m exhibiting. I’m not saying equipment isn’t important when you’re planning on developing large prints but equipment is such a small part of the equation. A few of my more successful shots, commercially, have been taken on a little Panasonic Lumix point and shoot and a couple of the pictures in my Royal Photographic Society distinction panel were too. πŸ™‚

        July 13, 2014 at 8:53 PM

        • That’s so true! I get a lot of comments like “wow, you must have a really good camera”, and I’m not sure if I should take it as a compliment or an insult. πŸ˜‰ Equipment is a tool, but it doesn’t do the job for you!! And there’s a lot more to taking a good photograph than just the actual clicking; learning what settings work best for the shot you want to take, traveling to a specific location, getting up in the middle of the night to catch a beautiful sunrise or waiting for hours to find a cooperative bird…! And more. πŸ™‚

          July 14, 2014 at 6:37 PM

  4. very difficult to catch them sitting still well done a cracker

    July 10, 2014 at 7:41 PM

  5. michaelmulholland


    July 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM

  6. A very handsome fella, and such a beautiful photograph, Calee!

    July 10, 2014 at 9:15 PM

  7. E.J.L. Gotlieb


    Sent from my iPhone


    July 10, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    • Unbelievable he sat still long enough for me to take the photograph. πŸ˜‰

      July 13, 2014 at 4:57 PM

  8. Very nice detail.

    July 10, 2014 at 11:45 PM

  9. I adore the Barn Swallows. They are graceful and so beautiful. And they generally nest under the eaves of houses and barns in open country here in the states. I’ve never seen one in the city. Probably not enough insects to support their diet and they simply are not attracted to close spaces. They need wide open and treeless areas so they can dive and swoop like the other members of the swallow family.

    Great capture of the swallow. Very nice.

    July 11, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    • Thanks Yvonne! We have lots of swallows here, also in the city, but it’s the first time I caught one on camera. πŸ™‚

      July 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM

  10. Lovely Calee!

    July 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM

  11. Beautiful shot, Camilla, of a bird that I recognize–finally one that we both see!

    July 11, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    • Thanks Mike! It’s the most widespread species of swallow in the world, I think you can call it a world citizen. πŸ˜‰

      July 13, 2014 at 5:02 PM

  12. Cute! πŸ™‚

    July 12, 2014 at 2:08 AM

  13. That’s a beautiful shot of a beautiful bird Camila.

    July 14, 2014 at 5:47 PM

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