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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.<br />
It would&#039;ve been 19, but frames 3 and 4 overlapped, and frame 19 only got half a swallow.<br />
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The flight pattern seems a lot more predictable in still form than in person... I&#039;ve got lots of clear blue sky shots in my Recycle Bin to prove it. Animal,Barn Swallow,Bird,Braddock Bay,Geotagged,Hirundinidae,Hirundo,Hirundo rustica,Nature,New York State,Passeri,Passeriformes,Perching Bird,Rochester,Songbird,Summer,Swallow,United States,United States of America Click/tap to enlarge

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.

    comments (3)

  1. They are a wonderful sight indeed. In Europe they come migrating from Africa, and it is a true sign of summer when they arrive. In a cold and dark country, it really is a thing that makes people happy. Posted 4 years ago
  2. That is awesome, well done!
    I can vouch for the happiness they bring, the swallows have just arrived here in South Africa bringing the promise of warmer days and wildlife emerging from hibernation, oh joy!
    Posted 4 years ago
  3. Love it! Great idea... I think might give this a try one day! :) Posted 4 years ago

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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".

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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Uploaded Aug 26, 2015. Captured Aug 15, 2015 18:01 in County Road 272 & Lake Ontario State Parkway & Manitou Beach Road, Hilton, NY 14468, USA.