Just for a moment

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The Barn Swallows were busy swirling and whirling in typical swallow fashion hunting for an early season hatch of bugs present in the air above a small lake. Photographing them in flight is always quite the challenge. Luckily for us this guy decided to settle down for a quick rest and landed on a section of barbed wire fence close to us. He stayed there for just a moment making for a relaxed and restful photograph of a bird that seems to be in otherwise constant motion. Near Walden, CO.

28 thoughts on “Just for a moment

    1. Thanks and thanks for the feedback. They are indeed beauties and it is almost impossible to see just how beautiful when they are buzzing about. Hope your day is going well.

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Beautiful shot! They are hard enough just to keep in binocular view, more less camera! Nice that it landed. Such pretty birds. I love all swallows.

  2. We all seek those classic shots of birds in natural flight, but as you said the Swallows are almost always in constant motion. Congrats on a very rare shot of one at rest, a very difficult shot to capture!

    1. Thanks for the compliments and taking your time to leave a little feedback. We appreciate it. It is always an exercise in pushing the delete key when going through birds in flight photos especially swallows so it was nice to collect a little still portrait of these beautiful Barn Swallows. Have a great day and thanks again.

    1. Thanks, swallows are indeed beautiful and and that is so hard to notice when they are flying. I am glad they do settle down every now and again. Hope your day is going well.

  3. Lovely pic. Have you ever managed to capture one in flight? You mention it is a challenge and I agree…I once spent a good half hour surrounded by them zooming around me and came away with almost nothing,

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