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Mother's Cooking by arwulf Mother's Cooking by arwulf
Yum! A tasty treat for a young swallow delivered by Mom, while sisters and brothers wait patiently for their turn.

Barn Swallow (Hirundo Rustica) A small migratory passerine bird found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. A Barn Swallow typically has a red underpart and is distinguished by a long forked tail and curved wings. They normally nest in accessible buildings such as stables or under bridges.
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Sophibelle Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesum pickshur! :clap:
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Villanelle Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   Photographer
Great stopmotion capture :)
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natureguy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot.. you have captured all the action and effort by the parent bird to raise the young ones...
Well done !!
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ShotYouDown Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Amazing shot! I love it :)
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tiganesc Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Professional
featured in [link] :D
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evildragongirl666 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
:wow: What an amazing shot!
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curtisbowles Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
I like the neutral colors of this picture, and also the extreme depth of field. It is a very good shot.
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arwulf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005   Photographer
Thank you for your comments. :)
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apacheann6 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
this is a wonderful shot
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:iconarwulf:
arwulf Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005   Photographer
Thank you! I appreciate the comment!
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jambe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005
Aw! I'm the son of a farming family here in Indiana (USA). I remember back to when I was younger and still worked with the pigs in low third of the barn that there were dozens, if not hundreds of barn swallow nests stuck to the insides of the exposed rafters on the underside of the second-stroy floor. I don't know, and I never could detect any pattern to it, but sometimes the birds would build new nests, while at other times they'd occupy nests that were already there. Perhaps they fill up with baby bird excrement or something... I have no idea.

I always liked the adult birds, but goodness gracious, the baby ones are annoying as crap, especially when you've got to stay in the midst of a hundred of them for three hours at a time mixing feed, cutting teeth... Ergh. And sometimes the baby birds would fall out of the nest into a pig pin. If the pigs weren't grown yet (newborn to... oh, I don't know, 6 months) they were safe. However, if they pigs were grown (especially the sexually mature males) they would eat the little baby birds. I tried to save one once, but after I put him up in the nest the parents wouldn't feed it and it starved to death. So after that I just let the pigs eat them. I just think it would be a better way to go to be squished and only feel pain for one second than to slowly dry up inside...

I'm making myself sad. :| Sorry for the epic novel here.

Wonderful photo there, very quick shot!
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arwulf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005   Photographer
It is quite interesting to see the response it provoked. Thank you for your comment.
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scarlettfoxx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005  Professional General Artist
Swallows ^_^ so cute

I've been pretty close to swallow nestlings before, about three or four of them fell from the nest after a nasty storm. They perched themselves on a metal bar above my grandma's pool for a while until they could take care of themselves. I have now idea how they got there though
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arwulf Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005   Photographer
Swallows are such wonderful birds. I love watching them fly, especially when they skim the lake and take a little dip of water to drink. Thank you for your comment.
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MysticAstral Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
Wow great shot !!
keep up the good work
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:iconarwulf:
arwulf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005   Photographer
Thank you!
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VioLeS Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005  Professional Photographer
Wow....Great moment you captured here...Is not common to watch birds like this ones. I love the movement of the bird's wings and the small birdies... Just like mum's cooking.....=VioLeS:frail:
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arwulf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005   Photographer
Thank you! I loved getting so close to them.
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vengefulkiwi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
An amazing capture!
I don't know much about birds, so seeing the size of Mum along side the size of her children, I get this mental image of the birds a few days before, getting an unavoidable invitation from Mom for the family to come over for dinner. She was suffering from empty nest syndrome, what with all her little chicks grown up and ready to see the world... And maybe San Juan Capistrano... But I digress.
Man, the timing on that shot... Stunning. I can't get over it. I mean, the Powers of Photography were with you, that day ^.^
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arwulf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005   Photographer
I love your interpretation of the scene! And yes, the Powers of Photography (and my beautiful Canon's 5 fps shooting mode, ;) ) were there. Thank you so much.
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TNHawke Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
That is probably the single most stunning bird photo I have EVER seen. And I've seen lots. (I've even taken a few. lol) what a PERFECT capture!
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arwulf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005   Photographer
Thank you so much for the comment!
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TNHawke Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
*grin*
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
An absolutely brilliant capture. A very beautiful shot :+fav:
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darthmarlan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
Lovely capture, really nice work indeed :)
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:iconarwulf:
arwulf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005   Photographer
Thank you!
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darthmarlan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
Welcome indeed :)
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hitchcockm00 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
wow, great moment you captured there.
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:iconarwulf:
arwulf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005   Photographer
Thank you for looking!
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hitchcockm00 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
you're welcome :)
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kkart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Professional Photographer
killer shot! I used to have one as a pet that fell outta the tree when I was a kid. Excellent capture, love the focus!
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arwulf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005   Photographer
As a pet?Wow...that's so cool. Thank you for your comment.
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kkart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
yep ! 2 of em! Rescued em......fell outta nest. One died, one we nursed back and he always stuck around after we released him. Barney was his name
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theinside Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005   Photographer
Oh wow, this is such an elegant shot. Wonderful.
haha, mother's cooking. :yum:


:heart:
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:iconarwulf:
arwulf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005   Photographer
Thank you for your comment. :)
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Rushifa Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
that is a really awsome picture; you managed to capture a sweet and very real moment in the lives of those birds, not a mention a lovely picture. I lovet the flapping wings.
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arwulf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005   Photographer
Thank you! I love the wings as well.
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the-spaniard Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
you lucky man! gran foto y favorita ;)
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miaki Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. great timing for this. so cute. sqeee XD
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:iconarwulf:
arwulf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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erinmid Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005
awwwe thats so cute XD
the focus and composition are reallynice

great timing :3
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arwulf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005   Photographer
Thank you for the comment!
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