The river, pond and field are loaded with these small swallows. They dive and skim the water for bugs. The swallows are fast and super hard to photograph. I made a small video of where I sit to take pictures. There were hundreds out and I was lucky enough to get a few decent shots. I only took 500 or so lol. I even got a few pictures of them napping in the sun not far from my chair.
The first group of shots was a few weeks ago and we were super excited about them. The second group was taken yesterday. It was early morning and I had sun behind me so light was amazing. I set the camera to shutter priority and got much better results. I started with 1/2000 and increased from there.
I attached a video of what I see before I start taking pictures. It was windy so it’s a bit noisy. You can see how tiny and erratic they are.