Barn Swallow On Barbwire by Michael Cummings


Small (23.2" x 15.4")

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The Barn Swallow is a bird of open country which normally uses man-made structures to breed and consequently has spread with human expansion. It builds a cup nest from mud pellets in barns or similar structures and feeds on insects caught in flight.5 This species lives in close association with humans, and its insect-eating habits mean that it is tolerated by man; this acceptance was reinforced in the past by superstitions regarding the bird and its nest

Taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Nikon D300
ISO 800
EV 0.67
Pattern Metering
No Flash
650 MM
WB Cloudy


  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 3 years ago

    OMG Michael, INstant FAv! I love this image.

  • Wow, that was fast, I did not even have it on my screen yet. Thank you very much.

    – Michael Cummings

  • labaker
    labakerover 3 years ago

    beautiful capture, i just shot one myself recently

  • Thank you Larry

    – Michael Cummings

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    Michael … I swear!!!! picture me with hands on hips, scowling at you This pic is so flippin’ good it ought to be illegal!!!!!! AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much Lois, you have no idea how many mental …Please, Please stay where you are… while I was moving into position

    – Michael Cummings

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...over 3 years ago

    Wonderful colours to highlight this cutie!

  • Thank you Helen :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Jeannine St-Amour
    Jeannine St-Amourover 3 years ago

    Hi Michael… very nice shot and the bg colours are wonderful.

  • Thank you very much Jeannine

    – Michael Cummings

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Beautiful and so colorful!

  • Thank you Aunt Dot

    – Michael Cummings

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    HAHHAHAAH… OOOOO yes I dooooooo have an idea … it’s my mantra!!!!!! Well, for you, it surely worked!!!!!!!

  • Thank you :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Richard Williams
    Richard Williamsover 3 years ago

    Excellent shot!!

  • Thank you very much Richard

    – Michael Cummings

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous shot, Michael!

  • Thank you Mel :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • naturalnomad
    naturalnomadover 3 years ago

    A spectacular, crisp capture! Great bokeh!

  • Thank you very much :-)

    – Michael Cummings

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