The Tree Swallows are in large numbers at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I see them chasing insects in the air, with acrobatic twists and turns. I photographed this one taking a break on a handrail at a fishing dock.
How I Got The Shot – Tree Swallow Taking A Break
These birds are in large flocks and I see them landing on plants sticking out of the water. They are too far for a good photo. Several days ago I saw several on the handrail of a fishing and boat dock (Tuff Boat Ramp). I parked and walked up to this one for a photo.
I was hand-holding a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM lens.
Taken on April 26, 2020, at 07:49 A.M.
- AV Mode
- Back-button focus
- Aperture f8.0
- ISO 800
- Shutter speed – 1/2000 sec.
- Auto White Balance
- Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
- Exposure Bias – 0 EV
- Multi Metering
- Focal Length – 500 mm
You can see a larger view of this photo on my Flickr page: Tree Swallow