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Barn Swallows in Rest and In Flight

These ones hardly ever sit still except in the early evening when the family comes to sit on the handrails, and the parents feed the young. I tied aiming for a spot where they were flying and clicked and had success this time, although that meant closing the aperture so that I would have a larger depth of field and not being too fussy about the background. This is a start as I am not finished with  this challenge yet.


A male barn swallow at rest under the walkway. and flying under the walkway. 1/800 sec @f/8, 400 ISO, 300mm









5 responses

  1. Catching swallows is a big challenge, the smaller the bigger – so to speak. I love how you have captured their liveliness. They seem very vivid – as indeed they are.

    May 30, 2014 at 6:09 am

  2. Always a challenging bird to photograph. I learned that well this year seeing so many.

    May 30, 2014 at 6:38 pm

  3. cute fellows 🙂

    June 3, 2014 at 1:19 am

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