Thursday, August 24, 2006

Juvenile Barn Swallows 18-Aug-2006

Fledgling Barn Swallows (detail)
Central Park — Reservoir
Images by BEN CACACE
(Click image for a wide-angle view)

Above are Barn Swallow fledglings from a nesting at the north end of Central Park's reservoir. This nest produced two broods this summer as did the nest at the reservoir's south end. Two swallows appear in the detail and four are in the wide angle view.

The image was taken on August 18th at 4:15pm EDT. Focal length in 35mm film equivalent is 420mm, exposure time is 1/160s, hand held with image stabilization at f/2.8.