Violet-green Swallow

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Comments (17)

Derek Holzapfel on May 22, 2011

The Violet-green Swallows have returned to nest in their boxes. This fella is not shy at all and lets me stand close by to have a little chat while it rests on my deck fence. :-)

cjlin on May 23, 2011

Very nice, Cheers

Scorched Earth Photo… on May 24, 2011

Gotta like the little sparkle in his eye NatureDiver - had some swallows show up 2 days ago - is this a sure sign that spring has arrived ?

Derek Holzapfel on May 24, 2011

Thanks Jim, Cjlin and Waldo. I think Spring is almost here. I have four nest boxes on my property. Looks like two have the Violet-green Swallows, one a little Wren and one is still empty. One Swallow pair seems to be quite friendly. cheers, Derek

Renáta .K. (Renáta's… on May 25, 2011

He's very beautiful Derek, fantastic capture! :) {L+YS}

Laurel211 on May 25, 2011

Nice shot of this pretty little are the baby eagles?

diego_cue on May 25, 2011

great capture NatureDiver, nice little bird! Greetings from Spain, diego

Derek Holzapfel on May 25, 2011

Thank you everyone!!!

Laurel - the one remaining Eaglet is doing well. I visited the nest last week, but the Eaglet remained in the shadows for two hours. Could not get a good enough photo to post. Hope to visit the nest again this week. take care, Derek

els f on May 26, 2011

wow... a beautiful one! the green feathers are very good visible! LIKE

JBonamour on May 26, 2011

Very beautiful shot - Cute bird avec very nice colors - LIKE - Best regards

((Ospr3y)) on May 28, 2011

Very nice! Your gallery has been added to my favs :)


Best Wishes from Ga,


Derek Holzapfel on May 29, 2011

Thank you friends.

Hi Liam, I have been enjoying your gallery for some time now. Have added you to my fav's as well and am looking forward to your additions. best wishes, Derek

Martin Bring on June 1, 2011

Very nice portrait. And tack sharp too! + like

Take Care,


Closed on June 13, 2011

What a tweet little guy! Nice capture Derek! He doesn't seem that scary with his fluffy body and itty bitty beak :) Love his colours!! Liked!

Smiles, GG:)

Derek Holzapfel on June 14, 2011

Hi GG, but do you know the terminal velocity of a Swallow?? (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) :-)

Stylianos Kanakaris … on June 28, 2011

hi derek!!!wonderful pictures my friend!!!!!!!!!!fantastic!!!many greetings from hellas**

Martin Bring on April 26, 2014

This one two.. A favorite for the starkly contrasted background. Really set this little guy off.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 21, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Derek Holzapfel
    • Taken on 2011/05/20 10:16:52
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 239.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash