Swallow taking a dip at Gruinart, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a Swallow emerging from the water after trying to catch an insect
Swallow taking a dip at Gruinart, Isle of Islay

Not the clearest shot, but I was glad to have captured it in the first place: A Swallow emerging from the water after a low pass and briefly dipping into the water (I guess trying to catch an insect on the water).

Two Swallows at Kilchoman, Isle of Islay

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Picture of two Swallows, one in flight, the other sitting on a wireI like Swallows, I think they are such elegant flyers. If only they weren’t so difficult to photograph, especially in flight. This shot is the only decent one from a large number of attempts one afternoon at Kilchoman. At least I’ve got both states in one picture, in flight and at rest.