Cliff Swallows

Posted by Cindy Marple on Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:32 pm

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Cliff Swallow adult and fledgeling
Gilbert, Arizona
1/2500, f/5.6, ISO800  Nikon D500, 500mm f/5.6 PF

Fledgeling swallow begging for an in-flight meal service from its parent.  This is as close as I got to a mid-air feeding.  

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by Dan Kearl on Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:29 pm
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I appreciate the difficulty... very nice action photo..

by david fletcher on Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:35 am
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Brilliant and extremely difficult action to accomplish. Well done Cindy.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:39 am
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Great timing and capture, Cindy! It's quite obvious what the youngster has in mind. :)
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:14 am
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The difficult light was doing you no favours, but you did well with capturing this interaction between the speeding bullets parent and fledgeling, Cindy! Catching one swallow is difficult enough, but you got these two. Well done!

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by peter makuch on Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:50 am
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after all that I hope he got his meal, nice capture CINDY.

by Tusar Bhowmik on Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:49 pm
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Excellent action shot.

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:57 am
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Pretty amazing to catch any swallow in flight, let alone two. Nice family scene!
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by ADKShooter on Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:16 pm
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I agree with the other comments that a swallow is very difficult to get in flight and yet in this case you have two in the same image. Terrific timing on this very nice behavioral shot.

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