Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wren's Nest


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Originally uploaded by Jason Means

I spent most of the morning helping my brother Benny finish putting a metal roof on his house. While in his garage, he pointed out a nest that a little Carolina Wren had built in a roll of aluminum. Naturally, I couldn't resist taking a few shots, and was really impressed by how much material that the mother had used in building her nest.

Barn Swallow


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Originally uploaded by Jason Means

After a long week in Massachusetts, I've enjoyed being able to spend a little time unwinding this weekend. Tired of laundry and housework, I ventured over to Nelle's to photograph this Barn Swallow. Naturally, lighting and framing was a real challenge, but with a little patience and a lot of fill flash, I was able to come away with several decent shots.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tree Swallow Feeding Young


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Originally uploaded by Jason Means

I've been so busy with work, school and everything else as of late I haven't had time to post many images or blog at all. Hopefully, after this upcoming week is over, I'll have a few extra minutes to spare and I can get back into the groove of taking some pictures... although, I have my doubts.

In the interim, I'll share this image that I took last week. It's one of the Tree Swallows that I've been following for the past several months feeding its young. I find this image especially unique because the adult swallow stuffs its entire head down into to mouth of the young one, which can be a single bug, or several dozen all at once.