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.