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    Default Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)

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    Hand held, Procapture mode, I was focused on the swallow, I could see the hoverfly, as soon as I saw the Swallow twitch I pressed the shutter, I was please the fly remained in focus!

    OM-1 OM 150-400mm F4.5 TC
    Focal Length (35 mm conversion) : 1000.0mm
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    ISO : 2000
    Exposure compensation : 0.0 EV
    Shutter : 1/4000 sec
    F number : F5.6

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    That's one big meal Jon!

    Getting captures like this goes to illustrate how much technology has advance and without 'pro capture', or what ever Nikon & Sony equivalent is forget it, still think Canon is lagging behind, but we will see in the coming weeks. I also think the button on the Sony A9III where you can also kick in the burst rate is a nice feature.

    I might suggest going more pillar box with less above and remove the white spec below the hover fly.
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    Hey Jon ... great job done of ProCapture , you have to have the patience to wait for the moment .
    I do like overall shot , including the insect ( which looks more like a wasp than a HF ?! ) ... which is filling empty frame space .
    Color and tone looking quite ok , personally I would add a bit more tone to the fence post
    Swallow does look nice

    TFS Andreas

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    Thanks Steve - crop good idea, the spec was a rain drop. The swallow ignored the insect completely, I thought it had taken off to eat it.
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    Andreas, agreed the post looks bland, it was a lot brighter i toned it down maybe a little contrast to would help. I would not argue the point wasp or hover fly, it was some distance away. It has just occurred to me possibly wasp that is why the Swallow ignored it??

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