Monday, June 2, 2014

A First: Northern Rough-winged Swallow


1/125 sec. f/7.1 ISO 2000

This was my first time seeing and photographing these guys. Several of them were hunting bugs along the lake shore.


19 comments:

Mersad said...

Really adorable images. Were these taken with your 6D?

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Carole M. said...

how beautiful but it's looking a little indignant I thought...

eileeninmd said...

Brian, they are cuties! Awesome captures! Happy June!

Montanagirl said...

Great captures, Brian! Their soft coloring just helps them blend right in!

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome to spot a new species! i like their muted colors and their impudent look. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Cute pictures. Congratulations on the captures!

Felicia said...

Beautiful bird. Their head is shaped alot like the tree swallow I posted about but their coloring is entirely different. Great pics Brian.

Felicia

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig wat een mooie kans.

Nancy J said...

Grey on grey, superb photos. Those feathers stand out against the pebbles so well. Cheers, Jean

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Another lifer for you, Yay! Nice of that swallow to sit still for his very beautiful portrait! ... they're usually so flittery. I have only ever gotten one (bad) picture of the many that we have here on the Lake (violet green swallows, I think).

TheChieftess said...

A cutie...

Andrew Fulton said...

A beautiful little bird... well done capturing a lifer.

Samantha K said...

They are really lovely, and such great insect control!

Gail Dixon said...

Very cool! They look like tree swallows except for the color. This is a new one for me, too!

Bobbybegood1 said...

hi brian. my name is bobbybegood1 and i found your charming blog via another delightful blog - "A Little Piece of Me." your photo is very striking! stunning! i hope we can become blogbuddies. cheers!!

bailey-road.com said...

Great shots of these lovely little birds.

Anita Davis said...

Wonderful photos.
Have a great week!

Debbie said...

They are so cute, I have never seen them before!!

Gloria Baker said...

I enjoyed so much!
Thanks!