Friday, 6 May 2011

Swallows (Hirundo rustica)

And here, as promised, is my second attempt on the swallows, this time with the sun a little lower in the sky. My knowledge of this visitor is not great (and certainly doesn't extend to identifying male and female on the wing), but this looked to me every inch an attempt at courtship: the male excited and eager; the female ambivalent at best.

All Canon 1Ds MkII 1/2,000 sec, f/8, 400mm at ISO 640


  1. Oh my goodness, what incredible shots! They make me think I should throw my camera away.

    Looking through some of your other posts, I see you have already crossed off some of your wish list. I too would particularly like a Kingfisher, I haven't even seen one for some years. I did manage a Stoat on my last post but I'm sure you would laugh, it is so distant :)

  2. These are amazing shots.
    Such emotion in their movement, really nicely captured.

  3. Oh my goodness, what beautiful images. Made me feel quite emotional.

  4. Suberb action images Tim ... I definitely have a lot to learn!!