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Prothonotary Warbler catches a snack


Posted by Scott Fairbairn on Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:52 pm

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Taken two years ago, before I sold off my Olympus gear. He was strolling along the branch and then suddenly lunged over to pluck a mosquito out of the water. A bit tight in the frame, and I almost cut off his wingtips.
Olympus Em-1mark2, 300mmf4 + 1.4x, 1/2000sec at f5.6, ISO800
Processed in Capture One and Affinity Photo(to remove an annoying grass blade).

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by Carol Clarke on Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:18 pm
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Brilliant timing, Scott! Beautifully detailed capture of this behaviour moment and pose. Well done!

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by Mary Brun on Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:16 pm
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Wow! Great moment you captured, a beautiful composition with bright colors.
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by SantaFeJoe on Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:29 pm
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Ditto the above comments.

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by Ron Day on Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:07 pm
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A perfect setting and beautiful wingspread, Scott. The mosquito ices it. Excellent work!
 

by Karl Egressy on Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:17 am
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Amazing action shot.
 

by david fletcher on Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:03 am
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Remarkable capture Scott. Lovely details, even to the mosquito and beak reflection in the water..
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by John Spreitzer on Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:35 pm
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Amazing action captured with great color to boot.
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