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Dihaoine, 08/Aug/2014

Friday Islay picture #334 - Hunting Swallow

Friday Islay Picture in stencil

Good evening, it's raining quite heavily in Aldermaston Wharf from where I'm writing this. Not in a bad way though, it's a slow, mild, warm rain. Quite nice as the ground is quite parched outside. But enough of that, over to this week's Friday Islay picture. It's one of the few pictures I was able to take despite my leg injury. A Swallow which was the exact opposite of me during that time, very mobile:

Picture of a Swallow in flight with its beak wide open

As I wasn't able to go anywhere because of my injury I spent at least the sunny hours sitting outside the cottage with my leg up. While sitting there I sometimes watched the Swallows (and other birds) during their daily activities. At some point I decided to get the camera out to try to catch some in flight. Having watched them I had a reasonable idea of their flight paths. Still, with their amazing speed I found it was almost impossible to track and photograph them. This is one of the better efforts.

I'm quite pleased I caught it with the beak open, ready to catch an insect. Not perfectly in focus, but good enough for a start. They won't be around next time I'm on Islay later this year, so I'll have to wait until next year for another attempt. Hopefully under better circumstances…

That's all I have for tonight, good night and have a great weekend!

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