Looking at this picture now, it does not seem real.
When I flicked through a day's worth of photographs taken around the farm on Saturday, I was not expecting the flight of the swarm of swallows, swooping in the sun, to have been captured. They are so fast, dive-bombing to catch flies and gnats in the air; it is a chance blessing that the shutter of my camera moved at the precise moment to capture this one mid-soar.
Wandering curiously into one of the barns, camera in hand, I found the purpose for their frantic flight...
A nest tucked away under the eaves, containing hungry mouths to feed.
Entirely by chance did I choose this moment to explore, and I was blessed with this reward: the opportunity to capture a beautiful aspect of nature in action.