Tuesday, 1 May 2012

World Bird Wednesday - Welcome Swallow

There is something about this image I like.  I spent more than a few minutes trying to catch Welcome Swallows in flight – and most of the images ended up in the bin.
I think this captures the speed and movement of the bird, even if you would not use it as a ‘field guide’ shot.
You can find more birds from around the world at World Bird Wednesday.
You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the page.
Enjoy the birds.

23 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

This photo made me smile, Stewart, because I spent quite a while last weekend trying to capture a tree swallow in flight. They really do fly fast and turn corners quickly too. :)

TexWisGirl said...

i like it very much! :)

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Great shot, beautiful swallow.

Sylvia K said...

I do love seeing birds in flight! Great capture for the day, Stewart! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

NixBlog said...

Indeed it is a lovely image, Stewart. My first thought about it was "a visual haiku!" :-)

Larry said...

I must say that watching swallows fly is one of my all time favorite things Stewart, and this is an excellent shot. I have a few decent swallow in flight shots and they took a long time to get ;-)

Jean said...

There is something special about the nature and habits of Swallows.
Nice to see your sweet flight shot of one in Australia. Didn't know y'all had them.:)

mick said...

Nice photo and I like all the sky because that's how swallows are usually seen.

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture you show.
Sometimes it's incredibly difficult to "shoot" birds.
Many of my "shot" is also thrown away.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

LeenaH said...

It looks great! I love these blue sky and flying birds photos, their free moving in the air makes me hope. . .
Happy days to you!

A wondering star said...

Fascinating picture!
You can be proud.
Thanks for sharing

FjÀllripan said...

You captured the flying svallow just beautifully! :)

Bob Bushell said...

Nice find, great photo.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty swallow in flight. I have tried so hard to capture a swallow in flight, it is hard. Well done, Stewart.

Arija said...

I too was amused as I recently tried very hard to do the same and only managed to get a more than soft focus shot by a fluke.

Well done Stewart!

Carole M. said...

those welcome swallows are hard to capture; you did great Stewart

Gary said...

Swallows are hard to get in flight. Great job. Bloom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

This reminds me of the difficulty I have in capturing a photo of dragonflies.

bailey-road.com said...

I agree. The photo speaks of the freedom and swiftness of this bird.

Springman said...

It has context Stewart!
Cheers Sir!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Good morning Stewart! I ADORE Swallows and that is a beautiful capture!

Liz said...

That is a great clear flight image, Stewart. Welcome swallows must be on the photography menu as I posted about them too for WBW.

NatureFootstep said...

Nice shot of the barn swallow. We have them too so I know what it takes to get a shot like yours. But it is fun to do it. :)