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gnbuzz
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At Spencer Island, an estuary near Everett, Wash., which is about 20 miles north of Seattle, I came across a scene no doubt replayed in households across the country. I'm definitely no expert on Tree Swallows, but watched this repeat over the course of two-plus hours, and there was no feeding involved, just conversating.

Thanks for looking.

Glenn

P.S.: As usual with me, I crop 16:9 because I'm a creature of online media.




Mom arrives first.

  NIKON D800    500.0 mm f/4.0 lens    700mm    f/6.3    1/500s    100 ISO    -0.7 EV  






Junior gets an earful upon arrival.

  NIKON D3S    500.0 mm f/4.0 lens    500mm    f/6.3    1/1600s    800 ISO    -0.3 EV  






Junior gets sassy.

  NIKON D800    500.0 mm f/4.0 lens    700mm    f/7.1    1/3200s    1000 ISO    +0.3 EV  






Mom gets her feathers ruffled.

  NIKON D3S    500.0 mm f/4.0 lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/3200s    200 ISO    -0.7 EV  






Junior starts to show contrition.

  NIKON D3S    500.0 mm f/4.0 lens    500mm    f/6.3    1/800s    250 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Apr 24, 2013 at 08:21 PM
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No expert?
That's a great looking set, Glenn. Very well done.
Chris



Apr 24, 2013 at 09:34 PM
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CDaescher wrote:
No expert?
That's a great looking set, Glenn. Very well done.
Chris


Very kind, Chris, thanks. I'm not an expert on Swallow behavior, so what I describe in my captions is only what I imagined while watching it take place.



Apr 24, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Swallow Pride


Beautiful set !

Birdie



Apr 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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Super work Glenn. Looks like adult taking care of child

Morris



Apr 24, 2013 at 10:52 PM
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An extra nice set Glenn, and they do tell a story ~ Ron


Apr 24, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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a very nice set Glenn


Apr 24, 2013 at 11:40 PM
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Thanks, everyone! As you all know, waiting for the right shot often can be tedious. But these guys really kept me entertained. I also was using my (own) 500mm lens for the first time and am glad to see it has some sharpness.


Apr 25, 2013 at 12:39 AM
 

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Lovely set of images.


Apr 25, 2013 at 01:31 AM
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Good work on these Glenn. A pleasing and fun set to view.


Apr 25, 2013 at 03:24 AM
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Very nice job on these, Glenn. Very entertaining set!
Socrate



Apr 25, 2013 at 04:24 AM
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Thanks, everyone! As you all know, waiting for the right shot often can be tedious. But these guys really kept me entertained. I also was using my (own) 500mm lens for the first time and am glad to see it has some sharpness.


Apr 25, 2013 at 05:53 AM
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Man - just love the expressions in some of these. Excellent.


Apr 25, 2013 at 01:30 PM
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My apologies. I'm just figuring this forum out. These last two complete the story about Mommy and Junior Tree Swallows.

Thanks for all the feedback!

Glenn




Junior and Mom exhibit some harmony.






All's well again in this household.




Apr 26, 2013 at 03:10 PM
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Terrific set Glenn. You did well with these little bullets
David



Apr 26, 2013 at 07:15 PM
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These are great. I really like the second one. Thanks for sharing - Greg


Apr 26, 2013 at 07:21 PM





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