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Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Karatash's other favorite -I-, jacqueline's favourites, Dainty birds 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-11 17:02
Viewed: 4161
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm trying to avoid showing the same species to often like Argus does and I do agreed with is theorie but on the other end I'm limited with the species in my area so what I will try to do is maybe presented species that I had already posted but that I feel that in regarg of thecnical aspect I had progress whit the help of TN community.
From Audubon
Voice : Song a bright musical sweet-sweet--than-sweet.Call a sharp chip.
Habitat:moist thickets especially along streams and in swampy areas;gardens
Thank for looking

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2010-08-11 17:18]

Hi Michel , great shot of this little warbler , good contrast and detail on a nice soft background , I think this shot would sit nice in a portrait orientation.

tfs & regards

salut Michel

c'est l'une de tes plus belles sinon ta plus belle photo,
seule critique que je peux faire »»»» pour le cadrage
j'aurais coupé encore un tout petit peu à l'arrière pour le
donner à l'avant de l'oiseau, la luminosité est très belle, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-08-11 19:02]

Hello Michel,
A splendid image of this gorgeous Yellow Warbler. Wonderful detail and beautiful vivid colors. Love the way you managed to capture him in a singing pose. Great eye contact with a bit of catch light. Good OOf BG and nicely composed. Super job!!
I have been trying to get a decent shot of a Yellow Warbler for the last three years during spring migration, but so far I haven't gotten the one that I like.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-11 19:10]

Hi Michel,

How did you get so close to a Warbler? A fantastic pose on the bush - usually I find them deep in the leaves. Great timing to catch him with his beak opened in song. Beautiful colors, fine details, pretty background and a superb composition. I have the same problem as you - I don't get to see a very good assortment of birds here either.


Hermosa imágen.
Gracias por compartir

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-08-11 21:49]

Hello Michel
Wonderful and cute capture
Thanks for sharing

Good Morning Michel,

This is a great shot of the yellow warbler, perfect timing to capture the warbling. Also perfect camera settings and I really like soft backgrounds like you have here.
TFS and have a nice day MF!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-11 22:50]

Hello Michel,
Sometimes a few shots of the same species are well worth posting, like this one of the Yellow Warbler. The pose on the small branch and your frontal POV combine to make a superb portrait of this attractive little bird and the clean neutral BG sets it of beautifully in this well composed image.
Merci pour le partage!

Hallo Michel
I can only say beautiful! And if you have featured this specific bird before I can say beautiful for the 2nd or 3rd time round. It is a pleasant presentation, the colours are vivid, the bird's plumage looks so soft and delicate and the additional subjects in the image is an additional bonus to round of this pretty image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-12 0:09]

Hello Michel,
Fantastic photo of this warbler in splendid soft colours. Very beautiful contrasting OOF BG. Superb timing in this singing pose. Maybe you can crop a little piece from the right side of the photo to get the bird more out of the centre. Excellent sharpness.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2010-08-12 0:59]

Hi Michel,

You show us this bird in all his beauty.Every detail of this shot is just perfect. TFS.


Hi Michel,

A splendid shot of this warbler (it reminds me slightly of the Yellow Hammer). I like the vibrancy of the shot, the colours and pose all in a vertical composition. A good oof background make it stand out.
Thanks for sharing, regards Bill.

Clean, lovely capture with breathtaking detail and dept of field! Bravo Michel!
George Veltchev

Dear Michel!

Don't be too strict with the restriction you impose to yourself. You present us a superb picture, and I believe it does not matter that you have already presented it. It's a pleasure to discover this picture, the photographical quality is very high and it's an eye candy. The fine colour tones, the perfect sharpness and the subtle lighting create a very pleasant impact.

Kind regards


Salut Michel

Merveilleuse petite créature. Techniquement tout est sous contrôle. Même le dosage du flash est parfait et très discret. Artistiquement, belle compostion, superbe bohkey, bref une très belle réussite à en être jaloux. Bravo.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-12 6:03]

Fine image with good composition and color yellow of the bird, with plain background. tfs.

Hello Michel,

a great picture from these Warbler with good pov and dof.
Nice bg and fine colours.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-12 7:09]

Hello Michel,
A wonderful capture of this lovely Yellow Warbler in a very nice pose on the leafy branch. Great timing, sharp details and beautiful colours against the greyish background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hello Michel
this is a super shot
beautiful colours and great sharpness with good details and nice light

greeting lou

Like the parted beak, vertical pose/perch, and POV Michel. Nice details also.
Good use of flash, although I very rarely use it for birds myself..
Well done!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-12 13:06]

Hello Michel.
Fantastic shot of this Yellow Warbler. Superb details, excellent sharpness and colours. Great POV, DOF and composition.Best regards Siggi

Bonjour Michel
cette photo est simplement géniale, excellente compositon avec seulement l'oiseau et la branche sur laquelle il est perché, le superbe plumage jaune du Paruline et les couleurs verts tendres des feuilles ressortent bien contre le gris clair du fond, en plus les détails sont d'une très grande finesse et précision
Félicitations pour ce petit chef-d'oeuvre
Bonne nuit Jacqueline

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-13 4:37]

Bonjour Mchel,
Voilà une image charmante de cette adorable fauvette toute de jaune vêtue! Une présentation spéciale aussi avec ton choix d'une cadrage horizontal. De belles couleurs aussi!
Un grand merci

Otra vez vuelves a deleitarnos con esta delicadeza Michel. Gran finura en la captura de las formas y los colores. Buena disposición del ave y sin duda un bello conjunto.
Enhorabuena: J. Ignasi.

Hello Michel,
Beautiful composition with lovely colors, good details and nice BG. Well done!

Hi Michel,
That's a yellow fellow. Perched wonderfully on that branch. Matching background. Amazing lighting. Model is posing so well and without blood diamonds involved.
Very beautiful image.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-14 4:12]

Hello Michel,
such a wonderful capture with superb colour. The contrast is so exciting. The fine veins of the leaves and wonderful feather are really captivating. the soft and neat background gives a strong composition to your nature shot.


amazing colourful capture, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-17 9:04]

Saltu Michel,tres difficile capturer si bien le jaune en cette terrible et faible lumiere,tu as fait un travail excellent,magnifiques details,contrast et naturellement..coulers et composition.Bonne soiree' et merci,LUCIANO

Bonjour Michel,

La branche et les feuilles cadrent bien l'oiseau. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs du paruline jaune. La lumière de l'après-midi met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hallo Michel,
what a fantastic capture of this marvellous bird taken from an excellent POV with very good sharpness and splendid colours, a very pleasing composition with a lovely pose of the Yellow Warbler against a very good BG.
Best regards

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-08-17 18:22]

Hola Michel.
Simplemnte genial!!!
Muy bella foto, exelente calidad en todos los aspectos

salut Michel
this is excellent capture of marvellous colored Warbler. There are some warbler species here, but none of them colorful as much as yours. amazing beauty.
sharp details, blurry BG, exposure, light using and composition splendid. green leaves gently furnished it. great work and successful using fill flash indeed. congratulations.
I see Mark IV among your equipments on your main page. I think you are third person with this camera model. I wish to see some posts from you by Mark IV and I'd like to learn your opinion about the camera. are you pleasure it?
thanks for sharing this beautiful post. best wishes my friend

Ciao Michel, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-08-24 19:10]

Hello Michel,
I hate shooting yellow, but you sure mastered it here with this beautiful composition of this yellow warbler.
Wonderful image MIchel top quality.

Fantastic dear Michel! Like a magnifecent paint. Best compliments and TFS.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-08-31 11:20]

Hi Michel.
Once more fantastic shot with charming small bird. It looks on a wonderful twig with fresh leaves against the amazing BG simply perfectly. Colours and details are stunning too. Bravo. Perfect job.

I am so stunned by this shot, my friend Michel!
I have no words to express my feeling!

hi michel!
Very beautiful pic on a very beautiful bird:)
goor work!!

hello Michel.
very poetic picture in all respect. Pl do posting.
best wishes,

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