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Archive for July 17th, 2008

Barn Swallows

by on Jul.17, 2008, under Uncategorized

Barn Swallows, originally uploaded by David A G Wilson.

We have swallows nesting under our car port this year. It’s been fascinating to watch them from the start of nest building until now – the parents are 100% occupied feeding the chicks and return to the next about once every 5 minutes or so with more insects for the three hungry mouths.

This photo was taken from a ladder about 6 feet from the nest. Any closer and the parents seemed to stay away. It’s one of my first attempts at dual-flash use. My main light was sitting on the roof of Nikki’s car (down and to the right) and I had my on-camera flash enabled too. I’m fairly happy with the result. Click the image and look near it on Flickr for various other pictures of the birds.

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