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16-MAY-2004 Ron Lutz II


Moraine State Park, PA

Sunday we went for a short hike after spending the day at my mother’s doing the “honey-do” list. I spotted this bird box in a clearing and noted a bird flying out. Thinking I may get a nice shot I went over near it and planted my butt on the ground, camera aimed at it. I waited about 20 minutes and this bird, a Tree swallow, Tachycineta bicolor, eventually came back. After snapping a few of it, I then stood up thinking it would fly off. When it didn’t, camera still aimed at it, I slowly approached. I was able to get very close indeed.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/500s f/4.0 at 200.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Graham Whitehead17-May-2004 21:09
Super shot Ron, well worth the waiting around.
penny roots17-May-2004 19:22
Wonderful capture .
Sunny17-May-2004 19:15
Fabulous capture. Beautiful bird!
Jacky Costi17-May-2004 17:46
Wonderful shot. The bird is so nice.
dazedgonebye17-May-2004 17:26
Nice job of controlling the highlights. That's a sharp looking bird.
virginiacoastline17-May-2004 17:16
he's lookin a bit p*ssed about it too . .like "Just exactly WHAT do you think you are doing???"
Herb Knufken17-May-2004 17:06
Great shot.
Robin Reid17-May-2004 16:56
Ron this one has me chirping. Nice.
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