Posted on June 30, 2014
I was at the Celery Farm Natural Area on Sunday and saw about a dozen Northern Rough-winged Swallows. They were quite active darting in and out, grabbing insects, but usually returned to the same branches. The photo above is a juvenile swallow which was staying by itself. I had not seen them before, so it was fun to watch. Because of all the branches and leaves it was hard to get clear photos of them, but sometimes when they flew off and returned, they landed in a less cluttered area on the branches. The Feature photo on top I added some fill light with an on-camera flash with a Better Beamer Flash Extender, the others I just opened up the shadows in Photoshop CS6.