Friday, August 5, 2011

FLYday - Barn Swallows



Barn swallows in flight and feeding fledglings while on the wing.

FLYday is an homage to what our feathered friends so best, fly.

30 comments:

  1. Well I saw the 1st picture when you posted on FB and it was touching but I just checked here and saw the 2nd photo and OMG seeing that full on view is absolutely amazing Robin. I mean the coolest!! You are so good at this I'm in awe. The best to you. AnnieO

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  2. You've captured the moment beautifully, as always!

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  3. Very acrobatic. Cool pics Robin. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Wow! Outstanding action images! Terrific, as always!

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  5. Great captures; especially like the second.

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  6. Hi Robin...Darn.. that first one is some cute... great clicking! lol
    Grace

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  7. wOW, All you guys! Annie, Karen, Frank, Julie, Holding and Grace, thank you so much for viewing and commmenting. I love swallows for their flight and for their friendliness, too

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  8. Hi Robin,
    These are very dynamic shots, I love them! Well done it was probably not so easy to capture especially the second one...

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  9. Chris, thanks. It did take a lot of time in the saddle waiting. And the one on the bottom was somewhat lucky as the bird didn't know I was there anymore and flew right at me!

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  10. Great photos Robin!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  11. This vision quest stuff! Leaves me speechless. Your header is amazing BTW.
    Bravo!
    ;-)WBW

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  12. Awesome! The first photo is stunning!

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  13. Andrew, Joo, Springman, Modesto, Mick, Gary and Boom, thank you all so much for the views and comments. You guys make it worth the effort.

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  14. Springman, I'm pleased you like the banner! The dog is, too. :)

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  15. That first shot is beyond beautiful and to capture one head on is just amazing. Bravo!!!

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  16. Stunning photos, I dont know how you manage to take them, just fantastic!!

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  17. Hi there - great photos. If your swallows are starting to fly must mean it will be summer with us soon!

    Cheers Stewart M - Australia

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  18. Arija, fjallripan and Stewart, I heartily thank you all for the views and comments. Stewart, I'll miss the swallows, but it will help me get through the winter a little to know that there are those to our south who look forward to them, too.

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  19. What a beautiful shot of the Swallow and fledglings! It's amazing that they can feed on the wing! The second shot looks like he's headed right at you!

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  20. Thank you, Pat. I can't get enough of them honestly. They'll all be gone soon as migration has already begun around here. It will be sad.

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  21. Fantastic captures, Robin! The first image is enchanting. Re migration, I read that on Plum Island thousands are on the move. I am tempted to drive up there.

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  22. Beautiful action images. Wonderful photo work.

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  23. Hilke, thank you. You know what it takes to get those kinds of images, so I really appreciate your high regard. And thank you Neil and Fotokarusellen, too.

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  24. great shots! thanks for finding my blog so i could come back here and find yours! :)

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  25. I am constantly amazed by the pics you get of birds and acn't even begin to iamgine how you do it!

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  26. The first shot is such a parent picture. The wonders of the modern camera allows the second picture to make the swallow almost within arm's reach!

    Chrissie Pissie

    August 13, 2011 08:44 AM

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