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Barn Swallow on Cattail

Image # 1D2_01850

Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area, WI


Canon 600L/f4 IS with 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 320, f/8, 1/1000 second

Manual Metering

Gitzo 1329/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


Anybody who has tried to shoot swallows, at rest or in flight, knows how active these little birds are. We hung around one area along the marsh boardwalk where they were congregating and building nests, and just waited for an opportunity. We were very fortunate to have a few of them pose on cattails, sometimes for several minutes, before taking off, and I was able to get a number of shots.