Northern Indiana Photographer: Barn Swallows

I know what you are thinking… Jayme photographs people, so why the heck is she posting stuff about birds.  Well here is what happened.  I get a phone call from my dad asking me to grab my camera and to head over to the horse barn because he has something he wants me to photograph.   So I go there and there is a nest of baby Barn Swallows.  Their nest was really high.  I snapped a couple from where I stood and then realized I had to get higher.  So Dad grabbed me a ladder and I snapped a couple shots….

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As you can see I got a really good shot of the baby birds from that angle but not at a good spot to get the momma bird feeding them and my shutter speed was way too low which resulted in a blurry momma bird.  Soooo I had dad move the ladder and I changed my camera settings and I stood real still and waited for momma bird to come back and here is the sequence I got…

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So I got the shot that dad and I wanted.  It was fun.  And the kids love the pictures.  They ask to see them all the time, so I thought I would post on here so that some other kids could see too.  So make sure you show them for me.   Thanks and have a Super Sunday!

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5 Responses to “Northern Indiana Photographer: Barn Swallows”

  1. Emily Says:

    Those are pretty neat shots! Was the lighting that good in the barn?

  2. Gwen Says:

    I love the first pic and the last one–my favs! Great job!

  3. Debbie Says:

    That Dad of yours has you doing the darndest stuff, doesn’t he? Never know what he’ll have you doing next.

  4. Elizabeth's Garden Says:

    LOVE THEM! Barn swallows remind me of my childhood barn in Ober! First one is my favorite. I use to wave hay over there nest and get this reaction. I would actualy like to purchase this shot if I may.

  5. Sara Says:

    I love the shutter speed shots! It’s like I really there. I really like the ones where you shifted and got the side angle. Awesome!

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