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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“PHOTO INFORMATION”
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.

Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Neat catch Sandy, and well documented

  • Thank you Larry! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 2 years ago

    this is an amazing catch ~ so very cool!!! xx

  • Thank you so much Linda! xx : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 2 years ago


    2012/07/11

  • Thank you for accepting it! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 2 years ago

    magnificent capture ! such stunning tones and colors!

  • Thank you so kindly Luda! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Superb action shot Sandy…well done.

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  • Thank you so much for your kind words and accepting it to the World of EOS! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Sandy!!

  • Thank you so kindly Marvin! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Aaron Campbell
    Aaron Campbellover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture and superb processing, Sandy – fav’d.

  • Thank you so much Aaron! nice to know you are on Flickr too! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 2 years ago


    Congratulations Sandy
    July 12/12

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! : D

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Sheri Bawtinheimer
    Sheri Bawtinhe...over 2 years ago

    July 13, 2012

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