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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Barn Swallow Mom bringing food to the nest

Barn Swallow Mom bringing food to the nest. The chicks keep both parents very busy. I had set up my camera under a bridge the light was low so I had my flash up. I wanted to capture the moment of mother feeding the chicks. Since I was a super quick affair I had to start shooting slightly before she landed and the flash rendered her like just a shadow and I thought it added drama to the pictures where the chicks are excited

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Date Taken: 07.2013
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Irving, Tx, Texas, United States of America
Copyright: © Amol Khedgikar