“It’s May, the Lusty the Month of May”

 

Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor

The other day, for the first time in a while, I went out shooting. Because the tree swallows have returned, they were my main subject to photograph this day. Because the article Melissa Groo wrote in the recent Outdoor Photographer about utilizing a water lens to make it easier to capture the fast-flying tree swallows. I used my Nikon D500 along with the Tamron 18-400 mm lens. This combination allowed me to have a wide-angle to a telephoto lens.

I captured the tree swallows mating on wires, flying over Assawomsett Pond catching hatching insects, and exploring birdhouses.

Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor

Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor

Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor

Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor

All the images were processed in Lightroom Classic, and then in Photoshop, adjustments made with Topaz AI DeNoise, Sharpen, and Adjust. To keep the photos the same, I set the plug-ins as an action.