I learned a new trick to photographing Swallows. Small, fast, impossible, unless you wait until thousands descend to feed at the same time. With this crank up the speed and push the button.
Best viewed wide LOL.
I’m guessing there was a hatching in the marsh. We do see large flocks out here, but this was beyond that. There were thousands of (?) Cliff Swallows moving between the different bodies of water.
A few brave Willetts mingled in but everything else stayed away. it was like a wall of birds.
Bear Island, South Carolina.
3 thoughts on “How To Photograph Swallows”
Those little boogers drive me crazy trying to get a shot!
Oh yeah. Thousands of them in the same spot even the playing field. 😂😂
Great shots! I’ve never seen so many swallows at one time. These look like Tree Swallows though. The TS just arrived in past weeks in large numbers around us. I’ve been photographing them too, but single shots, ugh! They are trying to take over the refuge’s Bluebird boxes.