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Barn Swallow at feeding time
Lens: SMC DA 55-300mm Camera: K-x Photo Location: Heerhugowaard (Netherlands) ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: gnodde, 08-17-2010, 08:07 PM

At the horse-riding centre, where I try to learn to horse-ride , there are many barn swallows with nests. Because it's pretty dark in the stables it wasn't easy to take pictures of them, so I used direct (hard) flash. Because of that it isn't a technical nice photo, but I like the picture anyway.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Great capture!
That's why I've posted this photo. I hope to experiment later this week with the same subject in using other flash-options.

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super capture... now that's something new i've not seen before.... thanks for sharing...dave m

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Ok, as promissed, I made some more photo's of these barn swallows last night. I used my Sigma 530 flash, reduced the flashpower with 0.7 EV and used an "inflatable softbox" to soften the flashlight.
Here are the results:






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