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Mourning Warbler (Male)

Mourning Warbler (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: 2013-05-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-21 19:51
Viewed: 2226
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been trying to capture a descent image of this beautiful warbler for many years. The Mourning Warbler is one of the all time favorite birds to view up at Magee Marsh. Every year a few are spotted along the boardwalk which invariably causes a frenzy among the birders who visit the marsh each spring.

The main problem with trying to photograph these birds is their habit of staying in the thickest vegetation they can find as they search for insects. You normally get just a quick glimpse of a Mourning Warbler before it quickly disappears into the brush. This makes photographing them extremely difficult most years.

I spent 9 hours this past Friday in one small streach of the boardwalk in order to capture this image. This particular bird actually cooperated quite well as it had an established route and would show up on a regular half hour to 45 minute time line. Each time it came through I tried to get a shot off, sometimes I was able to and sometimes I just had to wait untill it decided to come through on it's next pass.

For info on the Mourning Warbler click here

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-22 2:45]

Hello Ron,
Very beautiful photo of this Mourning Warbler in bright colours and fine sharpness. Great pose with eye contact. Excellent POV and composition.

I like your story, Ron. Eventually, the patience paid off. This is a wonderful capture of this Warbler we rarely see on TN. The colors on it are really very unique and beautiful.
Congratulations on capturing this bird in its most attractive aspect!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-22 7:45]

Very beautiful bird, so colorful..well captured with fine composition. tfs.

Hallo Ron
I rate this image 10/10 because it is truly praiseworthy to say the least. It is a beautiful bird, the image is super sharp, the presentation is flawless, the composition and point of view is pleasant, the......Need I say more? I don't think so. It is a striking image indeed. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Beautiful and interesting bird Ron! Great photo with good composition and very good sharpness! The lighting and the colors are fantastic!

Hello Ron
Excellent photo, good point of view, very good detail and light. Well done for getting the photo, warblers are not easy to photograph at the best of times!
regards yiannis

Hello Mr.Ron,
Beautiful colourful bird.You have captured it nicely with nice focus and good light.Catching light on eye made it attractive.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-05-23 3:51]

Hello Ron,
Another fine bird-picture. And Congratulations to have caught it with this superb picture.
Not easy to take pictures of birds hiding in the bushes. Luckily it has a striking coloration!
Thanks for this beautiful and interesting posting.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-05-23 4:29]

Hi Ron.
Your efforts brought an amazing result. The bird is really wonderful. You managed to reflects its fine colouration perfectly. Natural surroundings are also excellent and underlines the sharp image of the beautiful bird. My congratulations and TFS.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-23 6:30]

Hi Ron,
Beautiful bird in beautiful colours. Very good
composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Ron, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful colors, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron

Excellent photo of this species of Warbler
with its expressive eye-contact with you,
fine POV, beautiful light, excellent contrast
between the color tones, TFS


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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-24 4:08]

Hello Ron,
Beautiful composition, really great details, colors and light !Excellent POV and eye contact ! TFS Tina

congratulations, Ron.. for your success, at last :) another beautiful Warbler and a well composed shot. i loved that catch light in the eye and the perching :) happy summer, Ron. happy snapping :)

Bonjour Ron,
Très belle valorisation du sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des 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 12:45]

Hi Ron
Another rgeat catch as for the others excellent point of view and sharp image with great plumage details.I also like the colors and catch light in the eye.By the way I had never seen that specie.
TFS Michel

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