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Old Saturday 14th June 2008, 17:54   #1
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Question Bright barn swallow?

My friend took this shot of a brightly colored bird. is it a barn swallow?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/5684154...57103/sizes/l/
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Old Saturday 14th June 2008, 17:57   #2
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Old Saturday 14th June 2008, 21:29   #3
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yes - nice picture!
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Old Saturday 14th June 2008, 23:45   #5
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How'bout a full, un-cropped pic of this little guy? I'd like it for wallpaper/screensaver...


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Old Sunday 15th June 2008, 02:29   #6
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What in the world? How much Photoshop manipulation was done to that image?

I have never seen a Barn Swallow colored like that!

If this is a normal variant for Barn Swallow then it is the first I have ever heard of it.

Maybe it is just my location. In Maryland, the Barn Swallows are colored like in the field guides.
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Old Sunday 15th June 2008, 09:11   #7
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Especially some male birds can be very bright and shiny, but the angle of light
can also sligthly over emphasize this colour.
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Old Sunday 15th June 2008, 11:49   #8
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That swallow looks other-worldly.
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Old Sunday 15th June 2008, 14:04   #9
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Here you see my ringed male Barn Swallow, taken in cloudy weather...
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Nice and sharp. I think it's a bit over-exposed and hence looks brighter than it actually is.
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