We have gangs of gregarious swallows here called Rondine. Each evening they would gather playing, sweeping down to the water in the pool in a blur leaving only a little splash and the bird was gone. At the speed they swooped, it was a daunting challenge to photograph one. So, I zone focused over an area that I hoped one would swoop, set the speed at 1/8000 sec and maxed the Iso on my D70 at 1600. After some significant number of failures, I caught one.
David, a truly wonderful picture.
I have tried catching nearby birds in flight. I always fail.
Last Edit: Sept 26, 2014 10:33:05 GMT -5 by mickeyobe
I agree David, lets not waste it. Sorry to the OP for hi-jacking your thread, too good an opportunity to miss I suppose. Great image of the Rondine. Fancy naming the bird after an old box camera.
I don't have a cat or dog, so for me snapping one is like photographing any other animal in its territory. Here is Mischa, my wife's neighbour's pussy in Lodz, Poland, keeping an eye on his territory. The holes are windows into the coal cellars on the block of flats. Mischa's is open.
Last Edit: Sept 26, 2014 4:42:54 GMT -5 by philbirch