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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).


  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 2 years ago

    That is beautiful Sandy, amazing capture!! A favorite for me.

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful action shot my friend ! Hugs

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations – 28th May, 2013 – Shirley, Jean & Rene

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  • Yampimon
    Yampimonalmost 2 years ago

    Immaculate timing, fab photo

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your feature in The Best of Anything & Everything… beautiful work

  • John Velocci
    John Veloccialmost 2 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 2 years ago

    213/05/29 1 X 24hrs
    Stunning capture!

  • JamesA1
    JamesA1almost 2 years ago

    nice catch! Catching an image of swallows is one tough nut to crack…good job!

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 1 year ago


  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your feature inThe Wonder Of Wings, beautiful work

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