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Checking Out The Neighbors

Three Swallows Checking out Accomadations

9 total reviews 
Comment from Envision


You did a great job capturing the blue colors of these tree swallows and action. Your notes are humorous :) I think they might be house hunting for themselves!

 Comment Written 16-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 16-Apr-2019
    Hi Envision,I was amazed to find you gave me three reviews in a row. You gave me a great review for all of them! THank you SO MUCH! :o) Helvi
Comment from Sean T Phelan


Hi Nancy!
What a wonderfully Out of the Ordinary picture You've captured for us here,my friend!
And that one bird 'fluttering in' to check it out adds an extra bit of interest to the scene indeed!
'Good Show'! : )
~Sean

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019

Comment from Kelly Grant


Helvi, this is a beautiful photo! Great lighting and composition! I love that you were able to capture one of the swallows in flight! That's great! Thank you so much for sharing!

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019

Comment from alaskapat


Hi Nancy, birds in flight are a challenge for me so I understand the thrill of actually capturing one with your lens, this is a good storytelling image, the three swallows are investigating the nesting box belonging to the much larger , wood duck , I especially like that you have one swallow inside looking around while one is on the roof and the third is flying toward the box. This is interesting, I like it! This is well focused, the image is clear, exposure is well controlled, the colors and tones appear natural, for me, it's the story being told that makes this one special! Well presented!

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 14-Apr-2019
    Bless Your Heart Pat! Thank you for the wonderful review. The fact that you think this is special means a LOT to me. :o) NAncy
Comment from michiganmike


I guess they are attracted to any kind of cavity. I see them in bluebird houses all the time. A very nice shot, especially of the one in flight. It seems there are three of them which is rare in a nesting situation.

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 16-Apr-2019
    Hi Mike, I've seen them in bluebird houses too! In my First encounter with these birds I was trying to get a shot of a bluebird. The swallow is blue, but I thought I was taking a Bluebird shot! LOL There are 3 birds, one sitting on the house, one in the house and one fluttering outside. Thanks for the Great Review! :o) Nancy
Comment from Bruceiorio


Good composition.
Good nature image of the swallows.
Good sharp image.
Good depth of field.
Nice details and textures.
Great story telling image.


 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 16-Apr-2019
    Hi Bruce, Knowing you think I did a Good Job means a Lot. Thanks for the Great Review! :o) Helvi
Comment from ArtistCharles


Nice shot. I would say they are a swallow of some type, maybe a barn swallow. It is that time of year when they are all looking for a place to stay. Nice color, good focus, nice stop action. Well seen.

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 16-Apr-2019
    Thanks for the ID on the bird along with the Great review. I appreciated getting both from you Charles! :o) Helvi
Comment from nikman


Quite a nice nature shot posted here! Your fine composition grants us an enjoyable look at your swallows and their house. Exposure and sharpness are good. Well taken!

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 14-Apr-2019
    Hi Nik, I'm not sure if these three are all male or not, but I loved the fact there was so much activity going on here. Thanks for the great review! :o) Nancy
reply by nikman on 14-Apr-2019
    Yes, it certainly is an enjoyable sight!
Comment from iPhone7


Nice capture Nancy of these swallows checking out the Wood Duck box.

How fortunate that you caught one in flight as this adds a nice bit of movement and helps tell the story. Good eye for seeing this one and good reflexes in capturing the action. Well done Nancy ~ Steve

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 14-Apr-2019
    Steve, You always make my day with your positive reviews. This was just far enough away that all I saw was a little movement and wanted to check it out. I'm so glad I did. Thanks for the Great Review! :o) Nancy