18 April 2009

Green Is Almost the Colour

Tree swallows are shiny, zoomy little birds. The zoomy goes with the swallow catch-insects-on-the-wing lifestyle, and the shiny just seems to have happened.

Flight pictures will have to await a substantial increase in skill on the part of this photographer.


Anonymous said...

oh, how beautiful the shiny is! our swallows don't sit still anywhere close for long enough for me to catch them like this.

Graydon said...

This is the kind of picture that makes me glad I got the 800mm Rokinon, twitch-twitchy focus throw, not up to Pentax SMC standards coatings, and all. I can get pictures like that from far enough away that the swallows aren't freaking out because I'm in their territorial space.