Food Order by Martin Smart

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2nd Place in the Feed Me Challenge in the Amazing Wildlife Group

Featured in “Wild Birds in Flight” October 2009
Featured in “Songbirds of North America” March 2012

A hungry juvenile Tree Swallow demanding to be fed by a hovering parent.
A Tree Swallow is a small slender migratory songbird with white underneath and iridescent blue-green on top. It has a small bill, long wings and a slightly forked tail.
They nest in natural or artificial cavities near water and are often found in large flocks. They also readily use nest boxes. Their diet is mainly insects, sometimes supplemented with small quantities of fruit and their habitat is primarily marshes and open fields.
This photogrpah was taken in a cherry orchard near Flathead Lake, Montana, USA

Canon 20D
1/1000sec f8 ISO 200
500mm lens + 1.4x converter

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Great timing and capture. Splendid sighting.

  • Thank you so much Bunny, I appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    Awesome detailed capture Martin, and w3ell documented…inst fave

  • Hi Larry, thanks very much for your comments, glad you like this one!

    – Martin Smart

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 5 years ago

    This is really beautiful Martin, great job!!

  • Thank you very much for the compliments Marvin, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot!! Wow, what amazing action in this capture! Well done Martin!!

  • Much appreciate your kind comments Blair, thank you!

    – Martin Smart

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsover 5 years ago

    Excellent, composition and action are first class.

  • Appreciate your comments David, thank you very much!

    – Martin Smart

  • Olga Zvereva
    Olga Zverevaover 5 years ago

    Awesome capture, Martin!

  • Thanks so much Olga!

    – Martin Smart

  • RSchain
    RSchainover 5 years ago

    Perfect martin! what a shot

  • Thank you very much Ryan!

    – Martin Smart

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 5 years ago

    awsome photo martin

  • Thanks so much Louise!

    – Martin Smart

  • AuntieBarbie
    AuntieBarbieover 5 years ago

    Is this a drive-up or fly-in diner? Great catch!!! Can hear the baby yelling “Hurry up, I’m starving – don’t have all day you know!!!”

  • Lol! Thanks very much for your comments AuntieBarbie!

    – Martin Smart

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 5 years ago

    Perfect timing and nice framing for a wonderful action shot of a parent Tree Swallow coming in to feed its offspring! : )

  • Thank you very much Sandy!

    – Martin Smart

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