Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica

This little buckarooo was gathering mud along the path on Lake of the isles to build a nest. Low morning sun is great for photographing birds, the low sun allows for capturing the iridescent quality of their feathers.

  • Thanks so much for the two comments today. I’m glad you liked that guy in the blue Harley shirt with the dog. As you saw, I only got one other comment but I think it’s my best picture in the last couple of weeks.

    I don’t know a damn thing about birds. I can distinguish a St. Louis Cardinal from a pigeon from a bald eagle. Oh, and crows, too. So this series of shots is interesting to me – I’m actually learning something. This type of photography seems difficult. I don’t think I have the patience for it. However, now we have to get you out of the aviary and shooting people.

    Was this shot with the same new Nikon lens that was giving you trouble? It looks like it.

  • Nice photo. I like it.