09.04.2021 Saturday Surprise

At least once a weekend I visit Brickyard Conservation Area to wander along the edge of the meadow looking for insects or abstracts. It was a bit chilly last night so I hoped to find some dewy subjects this morning.  I put the 180 and doubler together and walked for a while trying things, many of which seemed like a good idea at the time. So far not so much.

But in the middle of my time there I got a rare opportunity, for me, to photograph a small bird.

Common Yellowthroat-Geothlypis trichas and a warbler, probably an immature female as the young males show a touch of the black mask the adult males are known for. I am not an experienced birder but am pretty sure the wing size is a bit small thus an immature female. She only stuck around for three shots before getting back to what they are known for, skulking in the bushes and shrubs.  The 180 is not a bird lens but with the doubler it was enough…with just a bit of cropping.  Using the Enhance feature in Lightroom allowed me to uprez and then have plenty of spare pixels when cropped.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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27 Responses to 09.04.2021 Saturday Surprise

  1. Ann Mackay says:

    It’s hard to imagine that those tiny wings could actually lift a bird in flight, even such a small one. Bet she was happy to get back to her skulking! 🙂

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  2. Ms. Liz says:

    She looks so sweet!

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  3. Such great photo of this warbler..what a great site to see.

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  4. picpholio says:

    Great shot, even with your 180 mm !

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  5. “Insects or abstracts” has a nice sound to it. Unlike “Saturday surprise,” it’s the ends of the words that match up.


  6. What a little cutie! Nice one, Steve!

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  7. Very Nice Steve! The Enhance feature comes in handy!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Peter Klopp says:

    It seems to me that this cute little birdie was posing for you. Great shot, Steve!

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  9. Jim R says:

    Giving you the eye.

    Liked by 1 person

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