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Northern Parula (Male)

Northern Parula (Male)
Photo Information
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: 2014-05-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-09 10:39
Viewed: 1319
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot of a male Northern Parula this spring while up at Magee Marsh. It is funny how some years certain birds seem to be scarce and other years there is an abundance of them. This year I probably saw more Northern Parula then any previous year.

I love the rich contrasting colors of this beautiful little warbler. Northern Parula love to feed at the tips of branches, so if you wait for just the right moment, you will capture a pose free of most obstructing leaves.

For more info on the Northern Parula click here

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Hello Ron,
I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb bird with beautiful colors.. Lovely contrast against the blurry background.

high neighbour-friend, nice pportrait and nice composition, TFS Ori

Hello Ron-This bird is new to me.First time heard this name.Beautiful picture.Excellent colour and DOF.Well managed BG.Nice POV with great pose.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice Sunday tomorrow-Srikumar

hallo Ron
this is a beauty
good composition nice BG and good sharpness
the colours and light are beautiful
thansk greeting lou

GREAT photo Ron! Interesting and beautiful subject, nice pose, excellent composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-09 11:42]

Hello Ron,
What a beauty! Fantastic photo taken from the best POV in great sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Attractive pose. Nice blurred background too.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-09 15:38]

Hi Ron,absolutely perfect! What a capture of this parula despite the acrobatic pose and difficult location,an impressive masterwork made in the best way as possibile,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.


Hello Ron,

Hope you are well and the family is OK. Once again a top class shot of this beautiful bird. I am all praise for your so effective use of flashlight which enhances the quality of the shot as is evident by the vivid colours and details. You are a gifted photographer and fine naturalist, for your notes are an education.It is an added quality for such observations are what wildlife is made of. Thanks a lot for sharing a wonderful photo, take care,

warm regards/Abid

Hi Ron,
Once more charming bird in front me. What a cute creature and wonderful shot. I think every birder in Europe would wish to see such rarity in autumn. Amazing coloration and brilliant reproduction. Excellent picture.
Emin :)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-08-11 6:48]

Hi Ron.
Shapes and colouration as well as pose of the bird are really very cute. I am impressed with reproduction of every colur tone and every feather of the bird. Twig with attractive leaves and buds is also sweet point of the image. BG is simply amazing too. Well done and warm regards.

Hi Ron,

The branches are helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the Northern Parula. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-08-13 18:54]

Hola Ron, una especie de lujo y una foto superior, gran manejo de luz, color y enfoque...saludos.

Una hermosa composición,Ron, muy bien estructurada. Delicados colores. Gran trabajo, amigo.

Un gran abrazo desde Argentina.

Hernán Bortondello

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