Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sunbathing Swallows



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26 comments:

Nancy J said...

Beautiful, I like so much the branches contrasting with the sky.Lovely little birds. Cheers, Jean

Faye said...

Peaceful little moment in nature--Like the simplicity of this shot--silvery branches against that blue sky--and the way some of the branches are in soft focus. Perfect contrast for the little sunbather.

Linda said...

The depth of field in your photos is always excellent - I love that last shot with the sun on the head! Just gorgeous! That would make a beautiful postcard...

Stewart M said...

Very nice pictures - will all your swallows head south soon?

Did you click on the Frogmouth pictures - you can see them larger if you do.

Cheers - Stewart M

PS: thanks for the link/ participation in WBW

Dina said...

Nice catch! These guys never seem to sit still for long.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful, soft little ones. i see several folks mention sky above, but is that pretty blue backdrop water?

Jan n Jer said...

So pretty...postcard worthy!

Debbie said...

gorgeous, good thing for no leaves!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So cute. They look so contented sitting on the bare branches. I'm assuming that's water behind them. When I first saw these in Portland they were nesting near a pond.

Mary said...

They look content...but I know they must be on the watch for danger.

Beth said...

Excellent!

Carletta said...

The second one is such a cute little pose!
Lovely shots Brian - the soft soothing blue background is really nice.

Ida said...

Such a sweet little bird. Your shots are lovely. They have such a peaceful feel about them.

Marc Heath said...

Some more great portraits. You should take this up for a job!

barbara l. hale said...

I love all kinds of swallows. Beautiful pics!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi Brian! Great pictures of the swallos...your post before too. You are good to capture them...very nice

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

So the owl isn't the only bird that can seem to twist his neck all the way to the back to catch your eye? Cool capture.

Andee said...

Great shots. I ran into your friend the heron today. I'll post pictures soon.

Terri Buster said...

Nice shots- I like the second one best!

Rohrerbot said...

Seems like a universal world trend....Barn Swallows are here:) The babies are learning to eat and it's lots of fun to watch:)

Gillian Olson said...

The swallows are beautiful, and I love the composition of these pictures too :)

Deb said...

such a sweet little bird...

Tammy said...

Beautiful captures of this Swallow!

Marie said...

This lovely little bird looks so soft...like you could reach into the photo and stroke his feathers. Beautiful photos!

Kerri said...

Lovely :)

Liz said...

What a delightful little bird!