Coldwaterjohn

Coldwaterjohn

Posted on 06/18/2015


Photo taken on June 17, 2015

1/100 f/3.6 5.8 mm ISO 100

Panasonic DMC-TZ60


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Swallows


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One swallow does not make a summer, nor one fine day - Aristotle

One swallow does not make a summer, nor one fine day - Aristotle
These are actually not swallows but house martins! I had misidentified them originally. As a bird-identifying friend explained to me, martins have white underpants: swallows don't!
Have you ever tried to photograph them in flight? They move at the speed of light swooping and turning like jet fighters, but nimbler - flashes of blue. It took 171 images to collect these! 1/4000 at ISO3200.

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Esther
Esther
I tried and failed. They move too quickly for me.
2 years ago.
Coldwaterjohn
Coldwaterjohn
I used a Canon 6D to capture the birds at its highest shutter speed , but they were still a little blurry some of them. The background pond shot was taken with a Panasonic LUMIX.
2 years ago.