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A Tree Swallow perched peacefully on an old fence post is approached by another. They appear to argue momentarily before taking off in flight together.
Taken on May 1/13 at 10:17am on south east Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400 L IS USM lens.
Tripod, Manfrotto, including 498RC2 Ballhead
Taken at 1/800’s at f/7.1, + 1/3 EV, at 400mm, iso 500, man white bal.
Edited in Lghtroom4 and PS CS2. No cropping, but added a slight amount of canvas to top of photo to balance the composition and lend a little more room above flying swallow.
Slightly sharpened in Lab mode, lightness channel, unsharp mask ( amount 52, radius 1.5, threshold 3).