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Swallows of Mono Lake

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These past two weeks have been very enjoyable. Doing pretty much nothing always feels good after a long duration of travels. Had some great trips in there, but I’m lad to get a break. This past week Dad had another person come in for private tutoring, which means some fun with the birdies. What better place then down at Mono Lake where the Violet-green Swallow’s are everywhere, along with some other not rare birds but definitely harder to photograph birds such as the Sage Thrasher.

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One of the great things about photographing swallows at Mono is there are so many opportunities. Another great thing is the backgrounds. The tufa provides a very nice and clean background when the swallow lands in the right spot. Although they might be the same species of bird, the variances in the background create a wide range of different shots. These two images are good examples of just that, along with the post i did about a month ago on the swallows we photographed during another pt. Both have tufa for perches and background. The differences in light and coloration of the rock makes for great images.

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The swallows are a lot of fun to play with and when we were done with them another little fellow came out to play. A Sage Thrasher showed up for a few minutes but that was long enough to gat a couple nice shots. I didn’t feel like posting any of those shots though. This weekend is the foruth of July which means good food, friends and some more fun.

Images captured with D3, 600f4, TC-14E, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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