Photographing the Barn Swallow became an obsession for me four years ago when after an entire day's work, all I got was a hazy physique of the bird. It is a fast-moving, small bird, which is always a challenge to photograph. No matter how fast the AF speed of the lens is, it is always difficult to keep a swallow in the frame in sharp focus. Photographing this bird almost becomes a test of patience and the hand/eye co-ordination of a photographer.

In the photostory (above), I attempt to show aspiring photographers what works (and what doesn't) when shooting this bird.