Saturday, April 13, 2013

Anni's Bird D'Pot

I am linking up with Anni's Bird D'Pot which you can find here.



Today we went to one of our favorite walkabout places, Meadowlark Gardens.  I was looking forward to seeing the Tree Swallows as they nest at the garden every year.  They fly high and low over the main lake, and they must have amazing in-built radar to stop bumping into each other.  The swallows are a lot of fun to watch as they seem to swoop and skim the surface of the water.  They are also very hard to take photos of moving as fast as they do, they remind me of mini jet airplanes.   


This time we were lucky enough to get a photo of one as it came into frame.   I didn't realize it had been caught until I got home and saw it on the computer screen.   I duplicated it and cropped  to get a better view of this pretty bird.  It isn't perfect but I am delighted that I finally got a photo of it in flight.

25 comments:

Kay said...

I don't know what it is about swallows, but I've always been drawn to them. I remember seeing them in Canada and Yellowstone. These are so beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

that's lovely!

grammie g said...

HI Denise...Good for you planned or unplanned it is a great feeling! : )
It is a lovely one of the Barn Swallow!
Grace

Indrani said...

The capture is so perfect! Great image!

Adam said...

awesome capture

Out on the prairie said...

I love it.They are hard to catch, I shoot lots and get little.

eden said...

Great captures!

Valerie said...

I really like swallows, they are harbingers of spring. Your header picture is brilliant, Denise.

Elephant's Child said...

Stunning. You should be very proud.

Linda Gross said...

We spent some time last weekend watching tree swallows at a park in Ohio. You are so right in your description of these birds in flight! I captured an in-flight picture, too. The tree swallows are extremely difficult to get a good photograph in flight. You did very well.

Anni said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh Denise!!! You managed to capture the swallows in flight showing off their beauty!!

Well done. And kudos to your photo skills.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Your header is so springy and lovely - love the swallow capture as well. Have a great week Denise.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, awesome flights shots. The swallows are cute birds! Happy Sunday!

Arija said...

A lovely shot of the flying swallow.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Magnificent action photography of nature's gem ^_^

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow - glorious shots! And such a pretty bird.

Karen said...

Good job! That's a great capture!

Andrew said...

A wonderful flight shot....

Roy Norris said...

Nice shooting Denise.

gigihawaii said...

So that is a swallow. Wow. Unbelievable that you were able to get such a sharp photo of it in flight. Congrats, Denise!

Laura said...

oh how beautiful Denise!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Spectacular shot of the bird in flight with its wings outspread.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very beautiful and cool capture. Thank you for sharing with you.

Linda said...

What a lovely surprise as I can imagine how difficult the swallow would be to capture! It's really beautiful.

sandyland said...

so lovely want to walk where that header is