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Prothonotary Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler
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: 2013-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-19 21:08
Viewed: 2251
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The brightly colored male Prothonotary Warbler is always a favorite of the birders up at Magee Marsh. These beautiful golden and blue-gray birds can at times put on quite a show, as they flit about from tree to tree in search of insects. They seem to pay little attention to the crowds of people who are always eager to photograph them.

I followed this cute little fellow with my camera as he climbed a fallen tree and finally decided to perch on a rotting limb. I never get tired of viewing these gorgeous warblers and am always ready to take just one more shot whenever the opportunity presents itself.

The Prothonotary moves slowly through an area while feeding on insects and can be found in swampy wooded areas. They are cavity nesters and therefore compete with Tree Swallows for nesting sights.

For more info on this gorgeous warbler click here

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照的很清晰 色彩真是迷人
鳥很可愛 非常美麗

Ciao Ron, great capture of beautiful bird on lovely blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid shaepness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

The lively colours in this image is very eye-catching Ron, and like always your presentation is spot on. The focus is great, the point of view pleasant and the composition to my liking. Thanks for sharing a wonderful image. Best regards.

Hello Ron,
Lovely bird.
great colour and sharpness.
perfect composition.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-20 0:53]

Hello Ron,
Not an 'every day' bird here on TN. Very beautiful presentation in great sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours and an attractive composition on this tree stump.

Hello Mr.Ron,
Nice Pose of this Warbler.Colour and focus is really nice.Beautiful catching light made it alive.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Beautiful image with good colors and sharpness


hallo Ron
a beauty of a bird with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ron...
Jem of a bird...so cute,so beautiful and photographed so artistically...



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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-20 7:25]

Very colorful warbler and image..good composition and viewpoint. tfs.

Hello Ron,
Impressive photo with excellent clarity and colors. Nice details of this interesting species of bird. I like the lovely details and colors. Superb composition....Crystal clear capture.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-20 9:56]

Hi Ron,
Gorgeous portrait of a beautiful bird in amazing colors
and with sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-20 15:48]

Hi Ron,absolutely beautiful,what a capture of these bright colors,i like the tender pose and the excellent details too,a specie not often seen on TN.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ron,
Excellent photograph of Prothonotary Warbler, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Ron

Unique plumage of this Warbler with wonderful
contrast between its warm golden color tones
and cold blue-gray color tones, excellent photo
with fine POV, beautiful light and pose of the bird,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


The perch , the bird, its head position, catch light , colors and the diffused BG make this a lovely picture.
Goutham R

i have not seen this Warbler yet, but i have seen some beautiful warblers, Ron! Massachusetts is not that bad :)
yes you are correct. Warblers do try our patience, but never make us tired.. and that's why if managed a nice shot, it brings immense happiness. i can sense your happiness through your note :)
the DOF and POV, give a 3D effect.. nice green BG against the bright yellow plumage. good spotting and tfs.

Bonjour Ron,
Une très belle lumière qui fait resplendir de splendides et délicates couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-05-27 12:47]

Hi Ron
Another one that I had never seen before.Great composition and nice point of view , colors and sharpness are excellent so is the plumage details.
TFS Michel

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