Swallows in flight

Swallow in flight
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) in flight

I mentioned a while ago that I had found occasions to visit the Ross River parklands late in the afternoon. While I was there I amused myself by seeing whether I could get photos of swallows in flight. The challenge, of course, is that they are so fast and so unpredictable as they hunt on the wing; but a lot of them were in the air and I found a zone which they frequently passed through, set my focus on the centre of the zone and waited … and missed most of my shots.

But a missed shot with digital camera costs nothing but time, and I had plenty of that, so the occasional successes, like the one above, made it an enjoyable challenge.

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