I have convinced myself that the swallows visiting our garden are camera-shy.

Pretty much every time I visit my favourite spot by the compost heap, the swallows appear and loop around within feet of me, clearly untroubled by my presence. But, if I go there with camera primed and ready to go, I see barely hide or feather of the little buggers. It's quite frustrating.

A camera-shy swallow caught off-guard today.

Anyway, I did finally manage to get a handful of half-decent shots. View the full set »

(It wouldn't be nearly as much fun if it were easy.)

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