Cliff Swallow

Here’s a shot I got of an incredibly hard to capture (for me) inflight Cliff Swallow about to land in its nest after shooting lots of failures.

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Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
D500, Nikon 200-500 lens, Nikon 1.4 TC, 1/3200th, f 8.0, 330mm, ISO 2200, AI Clear, cropped to 2293 x 1618.


Wonderful capture, Dave. One I never could have gotten. Love all the diagonal lines of the feathers and the birds posture. Very nicely done.

Hi Dave
Nice shot, even at 1/3200 the wind are still moving. In this case it adds to the photo. I really like the coloring and detail in the back and wings.

Wow! Such a difficult thing to capture and so well done, with great detail in the bird!