Barn Swallow Checking Wing Flaps

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    Grays Harbor NWR, Washington

    Camera Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
    Exposure 0.001 sec (1/1600)
    Aperture f/5.6
    Focal Length 400 mm

    Saw so many of these gorgeous little birds. They fly so fast that it's a chore to get a lock on one especially with a 400mm lens. But they sure love the airport and while grabbing a soda at the airport cafe, this little guy was doing its pre-flight check.

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    1. Peggy Collins 21 months ago | reply

      Very well captured! I know how difficult they are to photograph. He looks like he's ready for take off with a glint in his eyes!

    2. Anirban Sinha 80 21 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot!!!

    3. carlosmolinaphoto 21 months ago | reply

      Awesome image, Michael.

    4. specks-photos 21 months ago | reply

      ready to take of ;)
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    5. billkominsky  21 months ago | reply

      GORGEOUS Michael, and a fantastic use of DOF and focus, great work.
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    7. DMF Photography 21 months ago | reply

      Great color, detail and wing-position! And great job minimizing the less-than-natural perch!

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    9. **klaracolor** 21 months ago | reply

      A wonderful moment and a great focus!

    10. Fraggle Red 21 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot Michael. The detail and colors are fantastic.

    11. Denise Caron 21 months ago | reply

      Brilliant shot, well done!

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    12. LYNN'S ENCOUNTERS 21 months ago | reply

      Great catch love the colors

    13. tattoogirl12 [deleted] 21 months ago | reply

      perfect moment...great light and details, wonderful color!

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    15. lifinodou 21 months ago | reply

      Amazing and wonderful!!!!!!

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    17. wideopen-Project 21 months ago | reply

      Michael great shot. Are you having a Big Year?

    18. Rita Crane Photography 21 months ago | reply

      an exquisitely and lovingly made photo of a beautiful little bird.

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