It is always wonderful when I have a small subject close enough to get a frame filling photo of it and that happened with this Barn Swallow last Friday. There were two Barn Swallows perched on fence posts near a camp site that were more engrossed in preening than flying and they gave me some great views.
When this Barn Swallow started to stretch its wings I was ready for the action and took several photos of it while it stretched on top of the fence post. When its wing was fully extended there were a few frames where I clipped just the tips if its primary feathers but there were also several images like this one where I didn’t.
The greens in the background are out of focus willows that are thick and abundant along the banks of a creek. It was great to have this swallow up close.
Life is good.
Did you know that swallows can be found on every continent except Antarctica?