Wednesday, May 23, 2007
While at Crane Creek/Magee Marsh recently, I found Barn Swallows nesting at the visitor's center at Crane Creek. They're one of the most challenging birds I have photographed in flight because they're such swift and erratic flyers. I found an area where they were coming in to land on a bank to get some mud for their nests, so they slowed slightly. I tried to zero in on the small patch of water they crossed and kept trying to get the autofocus to lock on them. I kiss my Canon Mark II and its super fast autofocus and high speed mode for this photo.
Photo © Lillian Stokes, 2007