I like to shoot birds. I use a Canon when I do it…and I really enjoy doing it. My Canon takes great photos…but in my opinion, 95 percent of a good photo is getting the right setup.
One of the birds I have always had a difficult time getting the right setup, is the Barn Swallow. The bird is either flying or sitting on a wire somewhere, and a wire doesn’t look natural to me.
So, I’m always looking for a natural scene to shoot a Barn Swallow in.
Wednesday, I was at the sewage ponds north of town. I was after some rare-for-this-area sandpipers, which I was able to image, along with an even rarer bird, but that’s another story. As I came to an area I have always had good luck with dragonflies at, I saw it…a Barn Swallow in a natural pose. And, it even let me get fairly close and grab a great shot…well, I think it is.
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