2010/07/18

Ladusvala - Hirundo rustica - Barn swallow

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Barn swallow nestlings, NF Photo 100714

NF Photo 080701
Adult Barn Swallow, NF Photo 080627

All  photos taken in or outside the barn where my kayak is. The first two was taken last week when it was really hot. You could see the nestlings has a hard time breathing. There were 5 of them even if the photos show only 4. So it was warm and crowded up there.
The last two photos was shot two years ago when they nested inside the barn. I had a lot of fun to try to catch them in this position. It was rather dark in there so I needed a flash too. It took me several days and  at least 200 pics before I succeded. :)



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16 comments:

  1. What an opportunity to see these birds. I love the ones of the bird in flight. I have enough trouble capturing them on the camera outside while in flight - I would never get a good photo of them inside while moving.

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  2. Vi har ladusvalornas ungar runt omkring oss nu. Flygövningar pågår. Såg du mina svalbilder?
    Kerstin

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  3. Great swallow shots! The in-flight shots are super! And yes, I know how tough it is to get a good in-flight shot of a swallow. Well done!

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  4. Wonderful set of photos - I love the last one of the bird in flight. It looks like a ballet dancer.

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  5. as said the others: the swallow in flight pictures are great!

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  6. I really like the shots where you can see that it is flying through the barn!

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  7. Men herregud .. vilka bilder .. helt underbart .. vilka söta ungar men WOOW vilka bilder på de flygande stolta förändra :) här har du verkligen fått till riktig kanon bilder .. tycker jag i alla fall :) jag njuter :D

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  8. The in-flight photos are terrific! Well worth all the time you spent taking them!

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  9. WOW, beautiful photo series on the Barn Swallow. I just love the flight shots!

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  10. Sweet! They grow up so fast.

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  11. Great action capture on the flying bird! I love barn swallows, which I don't tend to see here. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  12. Such beautiful (and hungry) little fellows.
    :D

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  13. tahnk you, glad you liked it. :)

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  14. Ja, men så sött!Ladusvalan fann ingen bra boplats hos oss i år och det var lite synd, för de hör till sommarens trevligaste fågel :)
    Må gott! /Bea

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  15. ja det var ju synd. De är trevliga.

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