Warblers (Two Photographs)

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Warblers, in this case a Yellow-rumped Warbler, are the most sought after birds in the areas I visit. During the warbler migration, you see birders and photographers in numbers with long lens and scopes. While you can hear them, seeing these small birds is another thing altogether. Plus, it is rare for them to remain still for long. People come to a reserve because they have heard that a certain warbler might be there; often by the time they hear about them they have moved on. To add insult to injury it is early in the photography season and most of us are getting used to using long lenses again. Needless to say these are my first warbler shots of 2017. I am still tweaking my settings, specifically the minimum speed I will allow the camera to use when in auto-ISO mode. Given that vibration reduction is meant to permit steady shots at lower shutter speeds, my first efforts were at 1/360th of a second. I think a slightly higher speed would provide better assurance on my 200-500mm Nikon lens.

14 responses

  1. sharp focus and natural postures…excellent work. thanks for posting.


    May 20, 2017 at 9:44 am

  2. Both such perfect captures,


    May 20, 2017 at 12:27 pm

  3. May is the best month for warblers – yesterday I saw many species – redstarts, common yellowthroat, yellow, chestnut-sided, ovenbird, among others, but what a challenge it’d be to photograph them. Kudos to you, Victor!


    May 20, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    • Thanks. You are very lucky to see so many different warblers.


      May 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      • They love the thickets and tall cherry trees by the river. Water draws in much wildlife. I am fortunate to live here.


        May 20, 2017 at 6:33 pm

        • We have the water and good trees, an international birding area, but also floods, hot and cold weather, just not a hospitable year. Catching bits in between but that’s it.


          May 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm

  4. Remarkably photographed!


    May 20, 2017 at 11:39 pm

  5. Beautiful photos of a very pretty bird!


    May 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm

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