Welcome Swallow

on it's nest (under our house).

The closest I've managed to get yet. Basically I was shooting the nest from fairly close and then just stood still until the swallow came back. I posed for me quite happily for several minutes.

Bounced SB-26 (on-camera) @ 1/16th power.

View all photos taken: Friday, 26th September 2008, This photo: 4:18pm

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  • HPVD Photos said:
    Turned out real good, nice and sharp.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice Dave..... one day you will camp out all day for a bird/animal/nature shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    Definitely did (well apart from the zinced steel in the background).
    Well it wouldn't be the first time I'd have camped out for an entire day for a photo... you too ;-)
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Far, far easier to photograph them when not flying!
    In my My parent's Close there are many nesting Swifts and it's great watching them all frantically chasing after flies at dusk. They're such good fliers.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed, too fast to get in flight, that's for sure.
  • stonedistrict said:
    Beautifull shot.
    There are hundreds in flying around at our harbour. It's amazing that they don't hit any masts. Real acrobats. ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    They really are quite amazing in flight, so fast and acrobatic. (too fast for me to track them yet).
  • James Lagden said:
    David de Groot
    Catching them in flight is one thing, catching them in flight and in focus is a tough challenge!