3 Seconds of Barn Swallow Flight
A composite of 17 shots of a single barn swallow flying around catching insects. I was quite happy to find that I kept the swallow in reasonable focus and in frame for so long.
It would've been 19, but frames 3 and 4 overlapped, and frame 19 only got half a swallow.
The flight pattern seems a lot more predictable in still form than in person... I've got lots of clear blue sky shots in my Recycle Bin to prove it.
The barn swallow is the most widespread species of swallow in the world. It is a distinctive passerine bird with blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings. It is found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In Anglophone Europe it is just called the swallow; in Northern Europe it is the only common species called a "swallow" rather than a "martin".