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Mating Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor)

By teocali
A series of 6 images from our holiday on Cape Cod in May. The Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) is common, nesting in boxes and tree cavities, in open fields or over water. These nesting boxes were situated in the marshes near the Harwich Natural History Museum, Cape Cod.
I was a long way away so the detail isn't as good as I would wish, but I just felt that I was lucky to get these captures and wanted to share them with you. I feel that Mrs Tree Swallow is not looking too excited by the proceedings! - lol

Settings: F/7.1 1/800sec -1.33EV ISO100 AV@700mm tripod

Many thanks to those who voted for and commented on my Salad Days upload - very much appreciated as always Smile

Tags: Usa Marshes New Swallow Tree England Natural Museum History Cape Harwich Mating Massachusetts Landscape and travel Cod Wildlife and nature Bicolor Tachycineta Sports and action

Voters: cantona43, acer1946, User_Removed and 35 more

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cantona43 Plus
12 924 4 England
16 Aug 2010 9:49AM
a stunning well timed shot

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16 Aug 2010 9:50AM
well taken
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
16 Aug 2010 10:01AM
I like the action sequence and there is one thing for sure if you think they were a long way away with your gear I would have no chance of getting these with mine. - gary
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
16 Aug 2010 10:07AM
A super sequence of images, Sylvia, excellent timing, very well captured. Carol
16 Aug 2010 10:13AM
Oh I say Sylvia,you should have tagged this adult material Smile !! Wonderful set and well timed too...
16 Aug 2010 11:19AM
Great set very well done
Regards Charles
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
16 Aug 2010 11:24AM
A great series and adult when you drag the mouse over them quickly Sylvia. Was V6 the one of him with the cigarette and the big smile.
Well spotted and captured, true nature
amazing set of images, excellent work!
16 Aug 2010 12:33PM
brilliant set of natural history shots
8 10 10 England
16 Aug 2010 1:53PM
Fantastic set of images. Looked at the thumbnail and then had the bonus of the others.
A great set of wildlife shots, very special! Smile
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
16 Aug 2010 3:40PM
Great shots Sylvia. Mousing over produces an interesting series!!!!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
16 Aug 2010 3:41PM
Excellent set, all well timed. Like a little movie clip...........Sandy
16 Aug 2010 4:03PM
Hi Sylvvia, thes qualify for a WOW , super captures gray.
16 Aug 2010 4:20PM
Oooooo matron! ... great set Sylvia

Ray42 9 3 England
16 Aug 2010 5:32PM
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
16 Aug 2010 7:12PM
An excellent set Sylvia!

Steve_S Plus
12 180 3 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2010 7:47PM
Excellent set Sylvia
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2010 9:02PM
excellent set perhaps in V6 the female had a headache heheh!
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2010 10:11PM
Great series of shots well anticipated and captured - the spreading of the wings and tail feathers in V1 is just lovely - Ina
Carrie_1 7 2 6 Wales
17 Aug 2010 8:19AM
Lovely set of images.
19 Aug 2010 8:25PM
A very well captured sequence Sylvia, super nature photography,
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
20 Aug 2010 9:35PM
A super sequence of shots, excellent natural history photography

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