Juvenile Violet Green Swallow

I took this yesterday morning in strong back sidelight. These Violet Green Swallows are nesting under my second-story deck.

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Iso-500, 100-400+1.4 extender at 560 mm equivalent, F8, 125th, A7R3, handheld, full frame

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Excellent, David. This looks like an adult male to me. The juveniles aren’t this bright. Nice perch and background.

Nice capture David! I love the lighting and background, and the detail is excellent,

Only have seen those once, beautiful species and you made the best of it. I love this back shot with the slight head turn - against a nice and clean BG. Well done ! Cheers, Hans

Excellent detail and a beautiful background David. Your exposure is spot on as well. Nice work.