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Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler

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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-05 20:33
Viewed: 2890
Points: 14
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This particular Warbler was very numerous up at Magee Marsh this past weekend. I noticed that many of the bird watchers seemed to overlook this beautiful little bird for that very reason.

I think it is sad that in the world today many people tend to place a higher or lesser degree of value on something simply because of it's abundance or rarity.

The Yellow-rumped Warbler breeds from eastern North America west to the Pacific, and southward from there into Western Mexico. "Goldman's" Yellow-rumped Warbler is endemic to the highlands of Guatemala. It is a migratory bird which travels to Central America and the Caribbean for winters. Among warblers it is one of the last to leave North America in the fall, and among the first to return. It is an occasional vagrant to the British Isles and Iceland.
Info from: Wikipedia..The free encyclopedia

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-05 20:45]

Hi Ron,

I think you've got something there! I see so few of these Yellow-rumped Warblers, and when I do only one at a time, so it is a challenge to get a shot. On the other hand, if a bird is common to this area I will think oh, it's just another cactus wren or finch or whatever. Two good pictures of this very elusive little bird who generally keeps in motion. I especially like the pose of the one further away from the trunk. Good details and excellent colors and nice compositions.



I like the collage of these two images showing both sides of the bird. You can tell that time and consideration went into how you positioned it the way the branch of the image on the right almost merges into the one on the left.

Gorgeous colors and detail as usual.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-05 21:56]

Hello Ron
Good work, you capture this bird with excellent details and natural colors.

a nice combination of two images to show slightly different uses of light..light again! Yikes..You are right and i had forgotten until you brought it up...some directors used to say location 3X...but I say LIGHT!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-06 8:13]

Hello Ron,
Nice to see this Yellow-rumped Warbler from different sizes. I like the right side the most, because of the sharp details. Beautiful light in both photos and very good poses, looking into the camera. Great POV's.

Uh-oh, look out Ron, you're becoming a birder!! Before you know it, you'll be planning family vacations around the birds, budgeting for expensive binoculars and spotting scopes, etc. ;-)

Just kidding. Excellent photos and note. Your 2 photos really shows this little bird in detail. I think I may have seen those here, but I'm not sure. I'm bad when it comes to Warblers.


pin sharp images Ron, such great work

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