Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) a common swallow of marshes and open fields, the Tree Swallow is a ready inhabitant of nest boxes as I found out when I took this shot in Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada. This was in the bison compound area and these birds shared alternately with the Bluebirds. They were a joy to watch.
Canon EOS XTi; 150-500mm lens, texture by Anna Lenebem, thank you!
This image will be part of my upcoming Songbird Calendar.
This swallow averages 13.5 cm (5 inches) long and weighs about 20 g. The bill is tiny. The adult Tree Swallow has iridescent blue-green upper parts, white underparts, and a very slightly forked tail. The female usually has duller colours than the male, often more greenish than the more bluish male. The juvenile plumage is dull grey-brown above and may have hint of a gray breast band.


Self taught photographer enjoying retirement in travel and meeting fellow members of Redbubble.

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  • KBritt
    KBrittalmost 2 years ago

    Just spectacular Vicki!!! Fantastic detail, color, post work… A real winner of an image!!!
    This one just jumped to the top of my fave list!! xx ~kim

  • thank you my dear friend, so glad you like.

    – Vickie Emms

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...almost 2 years ago

    Wow Sis this is stunning you’ve done just a lovely job on this. An instant super FAVE :>)) Leslie

  • thank you sis and for the fave too!
    I uploaded this this morning as I was leaving the house, then I had to save it, or loose it when I got home, LOL.
    NOW I have to finish it :_)))

    – Vickie Emms

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitalmost 2 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  • many, many thanks Deb

    – Vickie Emms

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Vickie

  • thank you Chris

    – Vickie Emms

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nicely perched, and seen Vickie with a great read.

  • thanks Larry

    – Vickie Emms

  • Keri Harrish
    Keri Harrishalmost 2 years ago

    What a great work of art! Nicely done :)

  • many thanks Keri

    – Vickie Emms

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 2 years ago

    This is so beautiful Vickie!! How absolutely gorgeous!! A winner and fave for sure!!

  • thank you Blair, wait till you see the calendar :-))))) Even I like it. Will be putting it on Z tomorrow before it is seen here tho, easier.

    – Vickie Emms

  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithalmost 2 years ago

    Great prosessing awesome on this one Vickie :)

  • thank you Keith

    – Vickie Emms

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallalmost 2 years ago

    Featured Tuesday 23 August 2012

    Beautiful Work!

  • thank you so much Steve, I’m honored

    – Vickie Emms

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websteralmost 2 years ago

    Vickie this is just gorgeous! I love everything about it! Bravo!

  • thank you very much Robin

    – Vickie Emms

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