Two adult swallows: left one facing camera head down, right one looking right with mouth full of mud and twigs.

Swallows Preparing a Nest

A pair of adult swallows are preparing their nest by improving a nest that was made last year (June 2013) and used once.

This video was shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera with a 60mm lens at 2x with the optical teleconverter. I used a small LED light that I to a stairway to left of the camera. The light was not very strong, so I had to open the aperture to f3.2 to shoot at 1/60 sec. (ISO 400).

Video editing was done with with Kdenlive on a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 running Fedora, a GNU/Linux operating system. This is my first project with this software. I have not mastered it by any means, but it looks pretty good for the short and simple videos that I make. That’s very good news.

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