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    Posted: 02 June 2019 at 00:41
A nice day - though overcast for much of the early morning. I was able to start my Huntley Meadows hike earlier than usual. And for some reason, the osprey was late, the ducklings are bigger, and well, there was only one thing to do. The swallows were darting about. I found a group building nests. Some were not camera shy.

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that Sony DSC-RX10M4 is pretty impressive or you have the friendliest and accommodating swallows I've ever seen.
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Some real winners here, 8, 11, 14 .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Almazar80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 June 2019 at 14:56
Thanks for the comments. It was a little dark on that side of Huntley Meadows (it was also overcast early on). At ISO 1600, I was shooting at a fairly wide aperture (for the RX10) and the shutter speed was not really enough to freeze the swallow. It was a lot of experimentation on which angle I could use to get the bird in focus at the shutter speed/aperture combination. It was pure luck that I noticed a twig that the swallows seem to land in sporadically. After a while, I got a better idea what the swallows were doing and managed to get some shots in focus. It was fun and educational. I just wish they weren't carrying mud (they were building nests). Still, a fun exercise.
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