A female Violet Green Swallow stops momentarily to feed one of her babies. Once a baby is full it will leave the entrance to one of its siblings. The female and her mate spend their days in the sky catching insects on the wing.
Violet Green Swallows breed from central Alaska and Yukon, southwestern Mackenzie, northern British Columbia, southwestern Alberta, and Saskatchewan south through the western United States to Baja California and southern Mexico. They winter from central coastal California to southern Mexico and northern Central America.
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Taken on July 8/12 at 11:49am 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 1/1000’s at f/9 + 1/3 ev, 400 mm, man white bal, iso 800.
Slightly cropped to straighten photo. Added a dark edge vignette.