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Hooded Warbler (Male)

Hooded Warbler (Male)
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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: 2015-05-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-03 10:59
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Points: 34
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Last Saturday I made the two hour trip up north to Magee Marsh to see what types of migrant birds had already arrived. There were very few species at that time, so this Saturday I decided to travel three hours south to Zaleski State Park.

One particular bird that I don't see often at Magee Marsh is this little beauty, the Hooded Warbler. Breeding in dense shrubbery or mature deciduous forest they seem to like swampy areas and thick ravines.

I love the contrasting olive green, yellow, slate gray and coal black coloring of the male. It's bright yellow face surrounded by a black hood and chin makes it one of the most eye catching warblers during the spring migration.

The next few weeks should be pretty intense for birders, as they wait for their favorite species to arrive here in Ohio. I will continue to monitor the bird blogs during the week in order to pick out the best area to visit on my next trip.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-03 11:38]

Hi Ron,a beautiful capture of this warbler,very bright and sharp,a lot of colors too,the flowers of springtime give a special touch to the composition,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ron,
It's always an honour to be your neighbour in the gallery. Most of all when you post such top quality photos as this one. Fantastic composition and color harmony, the nice and sharp little bird stands out so well against the smoothand OoF background. Awesome lights as well, and useful note. A wonderful image, hats off!
Best regards, László

Hi Ron,

That's the place for Hooded!
I was there last week and I'm going back in that area next Wednesday.
You get the bird nicely on the flowering branch in a very good pose.
Magee is good for birding and socializing but difficult for photographing.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2015-05-03 16:27]
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Ron, this picture is just perfect! You have captured this Warbler so nicely that I feel I am seeing it for myself in my own backyard. Wish I was there to go with you on your birding excursions.


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-05-03 22:59]

Hello Ron,
a very beautiful bird,thanks for sharing..

wonderful pic with a superbe pose of the bird and beautiful pastell colors. Thanks

Hello Ron
Fantastic capture of this wonderful bird. Great POV and compo, wonderful saturated colors and excellent sharpness.Well done my Friend! Congrats
Have a good day and thanks.
Best regards

Briljant as Always Ron , perfect bird photography a 3 star photo.
Sharp , eye contact and soft BG , TOP.

Thanks for sharing.

Outstandig.....Nice colors. The details, focus and sharpness are splendid. Lovely contrast against the environment.
Thanks for sharing this interesting capture.

Besides that the bird is sharp and well composed I like the flowers on the tree.
The color of the background also matches very well the overall picture.

Bonjour Ron,
Une belle attitude du sujet et une bonne profondeur de champ mais surtout une trčs belle lumičre qui fait resplendir de splendides couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Ron,
Beautiful bird and very well presentation. I like its BG ad well as the color of the bird. Nice composition too. Good work...
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Ron, lovely diagomnal composition with beautiful bird and nice flowers, splendid light, excellent sharpness, fine details snd wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron,
This is just absolutely beautiful. Need I say anything more rather than just sit back and enjoy? Fabulous!

Hello Ron

Excellent photo of the Hooded Warbler, fine POV and appropriate framing,
very beautiful light, and a lovely eye-contact of the bird, TFS


Perfect image, Ron - Audubon would have been proud to paint this!The variety of colors between the bird, flowers, and background make this more than just a photograph of the bird itself.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-04 1:31]

Hello Ron,
Fantastic photo of this Hooded Warbler in splendid colours, great sharpness and intense eye contact. Excellent composition and a very beautiful matching background. One of the best photos of this species I've ever seen.

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