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Violet-green Swallow-FemaleWhile I was waiting for the Lazuli Bunting to return to its perch one last time several Violet-green Swallows were flying around.  I hoped since it was early in the morning they’d be less active and land on a snag. They’re so fast I doubted I’d be able to get one in flight.  Then just like that one landed! I had to move quickly to capture this image. I love the look she’s giving me here. I think she’s saying, “This is my best side.” 🙂

I like the painterly look this has. I don’t know why it came out this way…perhaps because I was shooting wide open? Who knows, but I like it.

A male Violet-green Swallow landed on another nearby snag a few minutes later. Her mate perhaps.

Violet-green Swallow-MaleIt was a great morning for birding.

More to come!

Nikon D700| AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4| Induro Tripod w/ Wimberley Sidekick mounted on a Markus Q20 ball-head




  1. I don’t get to see these birds up here. Its good that you share your photos, I would not get to see them otherwise. Thanks

    • Thank you Rick! I feel the same way. I’m so grateful that people share their images of birds in their part of the world. Like a Cardinal. We don’t have them here in CA. I’d love to see one someday.

  2. Thank you all so much for the “likes”! I appreciate your time and views very much. xx

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