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I love taking shots of birds in flight and swallows are especially challenging as they are speedy and change direction constantly. Years ago on Flickr, l saw a photo of a swallow in flight and that showed me that it could be done given a lot of practice
Birds leave when you to get too close, but I wanted a shot that had little cropping. So, I added a teleconverter making my lens 560mm so I could be further away. I also hid in the shadow of a low wall so I wouldn’t be as visible.
It was a bright day, so I was able to change my aperture to f/10 to get more of the shot in focus and to increase my shutter speed to 1/3200 trying to decrease motion blur. Fortunately, I was able to keep my ISO at 800 so my shot would not have too much noise. I set my camera on burst mode and waited until something happened. Then I got lucky!
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I am honored that this photo was chosen as one of top 25 photos on Flickr in 2018 from around the world.