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Tug O War, Swallows in Montana by Donna Ridgway
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In the continuing saga of the swallows in my yard, here’s a neat tug of war! Mom brought in a bug with long appendages, the baby caught the bug by the end of an antennae. The mom knew the baby would lose the bug, if she didn’t get a better hold on it, so she began to fly away, but the baby didn’t want to let go of the bug! I can’t believe I’d snap at the right second to catch this…

7/23/10, this little bird flew from the nest. I wasn’t there to see her leave, and there’s a sad, empty feeling in the yard. But I’m so happy she’s off with her parents, learning to fly and hunt for herself…This was such a successful family!

This is the first time, I’ve ever captured a tug of war between birds!

Hope you’re enjoying Montana, USA, photos by Donna Ridgway

Photo taken with a Nikon D300, 70-300 mm Tamron Lens, in my yard, at Vaughn, Montana.

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11/2010
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12/2010
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1-2011
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September 2011
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September 2011
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Enjoying what Montana has to offer, greatly influences my work. Rodeos, horses, mountains, all of this plays a part in what I create. I lived here in Montana, taking care of cattle and horses on the ranch until I retired a few years ago.

I now spend my time recreating in Montana, and creating photos and paintings from what I see here in this state.

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  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 4 years ago

    This capture is “AMAZING” , Donna!!!! So well done!!!!

  • I totally couldn’t believe it! When I saw this, I thought, what’s that string? lol

    – Donna Ridgway

  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engelerover 4 years ago

    Great capture. What a moment for capture here. Awesome.

  • Thank you, Monica! I still can’t believe it, ;)

    – Donna Ridgway

  • Borror
    Borrorover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture , Donna .

  • Thank you! It’s taken a lot of hours sitting there, waiting for mom or dad bird to come and feed this baby, lol. But it was worth it for this one!

    – Donna Ridgway

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    excellent capture

  • THanks Kathy! :)

    – Donna Ridgway

  • Patricia Montgomery
    Patricia Montg...over 4 years ago

    An awesome capture!

  • Thank you Patricia!

    – Donna Ridgway

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 4 years ago

    OMG,OMG,OMG – YOU GOT THE CAPTURE THAT IS AMAZING, FANTASTIC, AND WONDERFUL !!!! Every thing works, it has great composition,light, clarity of subject !!! The crop is right on and fantastic DOF !!! Way to go friend, a winner in my book !

  • It was awesome when I looked at this in the camera, I thought what’s that string? Then I got it on the computer, and I was so delighted, I just laughed out loud, lol. Thanks Gisela!

    – Donna Ridgway

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture and timing!

  • Thank you Pamela, it was so fun to catch this one! :) I just love these little birds…

    – Donna Ridgway

  • LukeEverett
    LukeEverettover 4 years ago

    Incredible detail…..excellent image!!! Love it :-)

  • I’m glad you loved it! It’s a fun image, isn’t it? Thank you Luke!

    – Donna Ridgway

  • jozi1
    jozi1over 4 years ago

    terrific shot,great capture

  • Thank you Jozi!

    – Donna Ridgway

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 4 years ago

    Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group Another fantastic capture!

  • Thank you Joycelone! :)

    – Donna Ridgway

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