Shooting Swallows

After work on Monday evening, I went to Wickham Lake hoping for new waterfowl or maybe even some gulls. Unfortunately I didn’t have any luck on either count. There was, however, a good number of swallows present, including my first Northern Rough-winged Swallows of the year. Along with the NRW Swallows were a handful of Barn Swallows and more than 100 Tree Swallows. Without much else going on, and with the light pretty good from time to time, I decided to try much luck photographing swallows in flight. It was my first time doing this with my new 500mm lens, and it made it challenging. I shot freehand on this day, but I think next time I’ll see how I do with the monopod. It was a nice way to spend a Monday evening.

~Northern Rough-winged Swallow at Wickham Lake, 04/19/21.~
~Tree Swallow at Wickham Lake, 04/19/21.~
NRWS at Wickham Lake, 04/19/21.~
~TRSW at Wickham Lake, 04/19/21.~

4 thoughts on “Shooting Swallows”

  1. Now that’s incredible. Having made many attempts at catching these fast fliers, I know how much effort it takes and how much know-how to be able to capture those images. I am humbled!

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