Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Stills Challenge - Things with Wings

This week's Sunday Stills challenge is Things with Wings. Since our pasture borders several large fields there's lots of birds that swoop in and out of the tall grass and hang out on the fence. They also like to hang around when the horses eat as they clean up any crumbs and they like to pick through the manure.

Some kind of finch. There were several of these milling around when I took this picture.
A barn swallow. This is one of a pair that have a nest in the rafters of the horse shed.
Swallow in flight. They move so fast it's hard to get a good shot of them.
A red winged blackbird.

The persistent fly on the roof of the truck cab that just would not leave.
A small airplane circling around to land in the local airport nearby.

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22 comments:

moresecretwhispers said...

the barn swallows are very cute little birds! :)
p.s i can imagine the annoyance the fly was

dibear said...

Great job. Loved your selections.

lisa said...

Nice picture, love the one on the fence!

Ed said...

Very nice shots, glad to hear the true king of rock-n-roll here..:-)

Chris Short said...

I like the feeling of linear motion in the second swallow shot. Very cool and nice colors too.

Janice said...

Good ones Gina. I have to say I loved the fly. At 6:45 in the morning I'm not always too cheerful but the fly made me chuckle thanks for the entertaining start to my day. Love your music too.

Holly said...

great variety!

Shirley said...

The fly made me laugh; they are so hard to shoo out of a vehicle! I like the shot of the blackbird.

Tammy said...

The sky behind the swallow is very pretty. I tried to get some swallows, too. They are tough!

VioletSky said...

That fly made me laugh - quite unexpected in your collection of cute birds!

flowerweaver said...

I like the Red Winged Blackbird. They are so striking. We are beginning to see them where we live, too, nesting along the river. Before, we had to drive about an hour south to see them. Nice selection of images!

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

I couldnt help but laugh at the fly! If you could see our vehicles you'd die...for some reason they love our cars and sometimes they are covered in them! I hate flies! LOL
Great pictures tho!!!!! I love the swallow!

Vicki ~ FL said...

Nice selection of shots. BTW, thanks for your visit.

prairierunner said...

Good job, barn swallow are hard to shoot with they're ducking and diving:)

allhorsestuff said...

Nice and also kinda cute!Good job!
I like the plane!
KacyK

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

The flies just don't want to leave, eh? Clever idea, too. I like the plane photo. Very pretty. You also captured the swallow's irridescent blue green wonderfully.

Great job!
~Lisa

Kelly said...

Love the barn swallow...they're one of my favorites around the farm!

WhimsybyMari said...

great shots, they fly brought a smile to my face thanks. We had a nesting pair of swallows in a house attached to our swing, nuch fun to watch.

Patches said...

Great job! Looove the flies on the truck roof, huh? Buggers! ;)

Carroll Baker said...

Great shots!

Pacey said...

Beautifully captured and love the lovelies. Thanks for the visit on my stills but am sorry for being late.

Uriel said...

I enjoy what I see. Nice variety in subject. I love how you went outside the box.
I love the horses too, I have grown up with them and will take the challenge to photograph them soon.

Thanks for your comment.

Cheers,
Uriel


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