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Old Feb 13, 2007, 10:02 PM   #1
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I said I was going to post more, but the prep work for my photoshop class was a bit more than I expected. But now that that is done, and I've taught two of three classes I've had a little more time to work on new images.

This Townsend's Warbler is actually a Western US bird, but one is visiting the east coast, which is a wonderful suprise.


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Another visiting west coast warbler is the Wilson's Warbler. We have them here, but this is one is from the west cost 'cause of the slight orange visible between the beak and black cap:


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And where the Wilson's is, there are some other good birds. I've always liked Carolina Wrens:


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And I've been trying to get a good starling picture for awhile. I like this one:


All were taken with the Canon 1D MkII N, 600mm f4 (and some with the 1.4xTC.)

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Old Feb 13, 2007, 11:20 PM   #2
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Great series of shots, Eric and great finds with the warblers!
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Old Feb 13, 2007, 11:44 PM   #3
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Eric, I've already told you what I think of them!!

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Old Feb 14, 2007, 8:41 AM   #4
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Glad you two like them. I love shooting warblers, but it is usually very hard. I can't wait until spring to try again!

I would include the shooting info but quite honestly I edited these for a presentation last Wed and I forget.

I can say that most of them are about 1/2 frame and some used a flash.

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Great series Eric. These little guys can be real hard to catch. 600mm with a 1.4tc! Wow! thats some serious length....cheers.......Don
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Glad you like the shots, I have a lot of fun getting them!

Warblers are a challenge, but there are a variety of ways to increase your chances. Where I am in the world they prefer worms, so if you can find a flowering tree in the proper environment you can often find them in it. Then it just takes time (to wait for a good shot), luck (that they actually choose to be in the tree you're watching), and more luck (that they are there in good light.)

I have a series of shots of warblers in a flowering crab apple from some years ago. It all lined up just right and the shots were all I could hope for.

The 600mm is an amazing piece of glass. Too expensive, and too heavy. But I won't get ride of it until I'm physically unable to carry it any more.

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Wonderful series Eric! Donna
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