Swallows

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Flew, May 20, 2005.

  1. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    I believe that these are Barn Swallows, but my reference book image isn't that good. Can anyone confirm or identify if not? In any case, they are pretty little critters, and fantastic, acrobatic flyers.

    Taken at the local pond, with the D2H / 300mm 2.8 + TC-17EII.

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  2. I never see those land!! They are always swooping around the air!! :D :D :D :D
     
  3. Frank, those are great shots!

    I have to think back about 30 years but those look very similar to the barn swallows that were at my aunt's farm when I was a kid. I'm pretty sure they were light-colored on the underside but dark on the top side.

    I've been out practising today but still have a long way to go for birds in flight. Trying to get comfy with my new digital friend! :wink:
     
  4. Excellent images Frank. Your 300mm lens is kicking butt.
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Good shots Frank...
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Thank you my friends.... :wink:
     
  7. Jerry Snider

    Jerry Snider

    390
    May 8, 2005
    Really great photos Frank (what else would we expect?)! Just perfect. More of your trained birds, huh?
    Jerry Snider
     
  8. Fantastic pictures Frank. Bird shooting is really hooking. I learn something new everytime. Thank for pulling me into this activity 8)
     
  9. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Frank

    The first one loks like it's gonna attack man!
     
  10. Greg

    Greg

    909
    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    I think your right Frank. Looks like barn swallows. Great shot by the way. Guess I'll try out my 1.7 tomorrow.
     
  11. jkamphof

    jkamphof Guest

    Wow, those are nice shots....god I must get that lens sooooo smoooooth.

    Good job on getting a shot of them perched, I always just see them flying. Fast birds.



    Joel.
     
  12. NeilCam

    NeilCam

    609
    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Wooo Frank, those are simply superb. Well done!

    Neil
     
  13. Nicely done Frank, #1 is superbbbbbbb !
     
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