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Juvenile Swallow
Snapped this guy feeding along the canal with a bunch of his mates.

Had to put my camera settings on sports and multi-shot using tracking focus to have any chance of getting anything other than an abstract blur of him with my compact zoom.

Think I took 150 photos and about 10 turned out okay-ish ;-)
Location
Leeds Liverpool Canal, Melling Liverpool UK
Date taken
29th August 2016
Scientific name
Hirundinidae
Equipment used
Canon SX700 HS
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Gawd!!!! Well you've had better luck than me then Ritchy.... I use the same setting as you when photographing birds, but never managed a picture of a swallow in flight, at least not a close one.

Well done you lad. Excellent work.
 
Thanks guys - and Delia my Canon compact has an impressive 30x optical zoom with a top notch image stabilisation setting.

I just sat quietly at the canal bank until the birds got used to me and they would happily fly by really close!

I think they understood that I wasn't a threat or a predator - they even seemed to enjoy flying around me!

It was a fantastic experience :)
 
Gosh, you did well to get this fantastic flight shot.
 
Thanks guys - all your positive comments really helps and makes me want to get out there more often with my camera. In fact Ithink I'll pop out tomorrow seeing as it's a Saturday ;-)
 

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