Fight Club

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS-1D X
10643856/1000000 sec. / ISO 2000
State/Province/Region
Delaware
Nearest Area
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Town
Smyrna, Delaware
Brief Directions

Nesting boxes are located throughout the refuge within feet of the wildlife drive.

Notes

The "spray and pray" method of photography is often frowned upon by serious photographers. However, sometimes it can be the only way to get a shot. Tree swallows are so fast it is nearly impossible to track the birds and grab focus. So, I've developed a technique where I position myself for the best light and background. I'll then manually focus on the birds nesting box and reposition the camera to aim a foot or two from the nesting box. Using a remote shutter release, I'll burst off several shots anticipating the birds flying into the target area - never even looking through the viewfinder.

Description

Each spring, Tree Swallows return to the Mid-Atlantic region. When they arrive, they will fight over rights to the numerous nesting boxes located at Bombay Hook NWR.

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Date Added
April 2, 2018
Date Taken
March 19, 2016

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