Saturday, August 23, 2014

Stillness

Stillness

I caught a Swallow at Wood Lake.  And when I say caught I mean caught.  He was only there a few seconds.  Swallows, warblers and anything small were in a feeding frenzy this Spring.  It is so hard to catch them sitting still.

I love the colors in this photo.  And how the metal railing leads into the bird. A split second lucky shot that is actually focused.  Nice.



28 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shot of the swallow! Glad it stayed still long enough for your photo.. I love the fence, you should include it on Tex's Good Fence meme.
Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Christian Weiß said...

That are really nice colors, like the metallic gloss of the feathers.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome shot! I love the metallic blues on him.

Willow said...

That is a fabulous shot !
The color on the swallow is gorgeous .

DJan said...

Yes, very nice! I like the bokeh, too. :-)

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Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh the most beautiful swallow ever!
love
tweedles

Pat Tillett said...

Well, you made a great catch then!
Very nice photo...

Cath HC Photographie said...

Very nice your blog! I'll be back.
Have a nice day- Cath.

Marie said...

Stunning! Great job!

Ida said...

Well done. I agree the pop of the red with the blue of that sweet little bird really makes this stand out.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Pretty, pretty! Those blues are gorgeous. It's really hard for me to capture pics of birds. They don't wait for me! :-)

Janice Adcock said...

Love this composition!

Linda Hensley said...

Beautiful! I love the colors too. It's nice to see your early work of the skull too.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh, what a pretty bird!

Caren Gittleman said...

sooo pretty!

TexWisGirl said...

that is sweet!

Lady Lilith said...

Well done.
What a great shot.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful swallow.

Frank said...

Excellent capture Sharon.

bailey-road.com said...

A beautiful shot!

Roan said...

He is gorgeous!!!

Susan (ABON) said...

Great shot! He's a beauty!

Wally Jones said...

Nice catch! Tree Swallows are so attractive if you can get one to hold still (or capture an image)!

Thank you for sharing!

EG CameraGirl said...

Swallows are very hard to capture. You did VERY well!

theartofpuro said...

Beautifl photo :) His colours are fantastic :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It's gorgeous!!!!

Stewart M said...

Great pictures - Swallows just stay still enough - which is, of course, their glory!

Unfortunately, my UK adventure is over - back home sorting through lots of images and planning the next trip!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne