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Evening Respite-Gulp or Swallow

It was a gathering of the clans. The mosquitoes were out in full force and the birds were very relaxed on the board walk, grouping together maybe to visit,but also to feed.It is hard to shoot swallows in flight although I give due credit to some, like Christopher Martin, who have captured excellent images of swallows catching insects at the surface of the water. I went the easier way, when they were sitting on the handrails. There are two kinds here, the barn swallow with its orange breast and the tree swallow with white. The following were shot in aperture priority mode at 1/320 to 1/500 sec. from f/7 to f/11, ISO 400.


Above is a family with young ones in the foreground, male then female.





4 responses

  1. Your love of nature combined with your stunning photography brings everything to life.

    May 28, 2014 at 4:06 am

    • Thank you so much, have practised a lot – a “little” obsession of mine.

      May 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm

  2. So pretty. These birds were new to me this year. I knew what they were, but rarely saw them sitting still.

    May 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm

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