Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Three Photos)

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Bird photography is as much about the bird as it is about light and background. To find birds in almost perfect situations like this is very rare. I was in a garden recently and saw someone with a large crate of camera gear setting up. When he set up he had a camera on one tripod, and  a branch held by another tripod set up near a feeder. Sure enough a bird flew from the feeder to his branch. All he had to do was sit on his stool and wait for the birds to pay him a visit. Personally I think that takes the fun out of finding, tracking and shooting birds (and getting some exercise while doing it). However, it is a technique that works and it certainly has its advantages.

Yeliow-Rumped Warbler-3

Yeliow-Rumped Warbler

 

12 responses

  1. Seattle Park Lover

    The branch on a tripod is a pretty clever idea. A lot of people who love birds combine backyard feeders with photography, but I don’t care for feeder photos too much because they’re so artificial. This seems like a happy medium for those who can do it. Though I agree it takes the fun out of stumbling over birds “in the wild.”

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    September 8, 2016 at 9:46 am

  2. Nice captures, Victor, the middle one is esp. endearing. Not all birds are attracted to feeders (seeds), so that technique would miss the insect and fruit eaters. Besides, getting out in the bush is half the fun!
    Sept. is warbler migration and your area gets a lot of birds traveling down from the north woods. Happy hunting!

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    September 8, 2016 at 2:03 pm

  3. nice!

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    September 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm

  4. How fortunate for you to stumble upon him with this setup. The background is so great…nice tone and no distractions. He’s singing his little heart out!

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    September 8, 2016 at 6:35 pm

  5. Excellent images, especially I love the first one. Great capture.

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    September 9, 2016 at 5:34 pm

  6. Superb shots. I’ve also seen this method used and it’s very effective but not for me. As you say, takes the fun / challenge away.

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    September 11, 2016 at 11:12 am

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