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Old May 16, 2004, 6:21 PM   #1
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Miummm....





Hmmmm....







These werea female Yellow Warbler





The one above is a Male



These are a new species for me, I love spring ! Yellow Warbler caught at my favorite marsh on the Ottawa River not too far from where I live. This bird is small ! 10-13 cm (4 to 5 inch) long.

Top shots were 1/800 sec, F/8, ISO400, M mode @ 500mm

Last one was 1/1000 sec

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amazing shots!!!!!

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Very nice. I've gotten pictures of Yellow Warblers a few times myself. I don't believe I had the luck of seeing them on as bright a day as you did. Really makes them stand out.

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Old May 16, 2004, 11:18 PM   #4
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Beautiful pictures! Those are very pretty birds. I can't get over how sharp your images are, especially at the amount of zoom you're using and considering how small these birds are! Wow!:shock:
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very nice shots again eric!!!! i always look forward to your new posts

amazingly clear and well composed....nice DOF and OOF bg...sharp where it should be....like usual

well done
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Old May 17, 2004, 7:11 AM   #6
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Eric, this is lovely work, particularly number 3.

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Old May 17, 2004, 7:20 AM   #7
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Beautiful pictures! Those are very pretty birds. I can't get over how sharp your images are, especially at the amount of zoom you're using and considering how small these birds are! Wow!:shock:

Thanks Guitarman, not all my shots are sharp like this, sometimes I totally miss it, these little birds are really really hard to catch, always on the move. I thought Chikedee was tough, these are more difficult. A nice challenge indeed.

They were caught in the wild, I'm finding new tricks so I can be relatively close to them, without worrying them much. I stand close to a tree, set the tripod, level and wait, wait and wait. Most important is not to move , or if you have to move, do it slowly and no noise.

Also its mating season I believe, sometimes one male will chase another one inpresence of a female around, they are simply too busy doing this so they don't care about me much. I take advantage of the situation.

This was a lucky shot, I hadno idea he caught a bug when I shot him, norhad an ideahe was swallowing onthe 2nd shot.

Yes they are small indeed (10-13 cm, 4-5 in) and I was 8 meteraway (25 feet).The trick with a big lens like this is being steady, even with a tripod you can induce slight movement which will lead to a disastrous blur.

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Old May 17, 2004, 7:22 AM   #8
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Very nice. I've gotten pictures of Yellow Warblers a few times myself. I don't believe I had the luck of seeing them on as bright a day as you did. Really makes them stand out.

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Hi Eric thanks, yesterday was very nice outside. What I have noticed recently is, if I have to shoot a bird in angle where we'll see the sky, I try to place myself so the lens faces the north, leading to a nice sky colour like these.



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Thanks Vito, Graham and Pavaros , appreciate it.

I'm going to the same area today, another nice day awaiting me

I saw 2 other species of warbler, I'll try to caught em' today.

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niiice.....post em if you get any
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