Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tsubame Japanese Swallows

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The local railways station, (5 trains a day in each direction) is a small wooden structure that is home to a colony of swallows.

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From late spring its enjoyable to stand and wait for a train while watching the swallows acrobatically swooping around catching bugs to feed to their young safely ensconced in the numerous nests in the waiting room and under the platform roof.

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They may be barn Swallows, Im not sure, but I believe they are not migratory.

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I quite like the impresionistic effect that is created by photographing them at a slower shutter speed.

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1 comment:

  1. They look similar to the swallows of The Netherlands. Maybe a little bit more brow and red in the feathers.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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