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.