Prothonotary Warbler

Posted by Isaac Grant on Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:40 am

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Here is a shot that I recently processed that I took back in June. These birds are very difficult to photograph in most places in and around New York City because they inhabit dense and dark swamps. Even if you get them close they are typically on big and ugly perches. So I was very happy when I was able to shoot this male out in the open and on the edges of the swamp. 

Nikon D850 with Nikon 600F4E + 1.4x iii
ISO 1250
SS 1/1000

Hope you like it

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by david fletcher on Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:20 pm
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Reading your notes Isaac, you've done very well getting this in this setting. Beautiful image.
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by rajandesai on Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:21 pm
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Beautiful shot of this tough-to-get bird. Love the perch and pose.

by Scott Fairbairn on Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:07 pm
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Gorgeous image and nice framing with the leaves and flowers.

by ADKShooter on Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:31 pm
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Very nice shot of one of the really pretty warblers. Terrific framing on a beautiful perch !!

by Mary Brun on Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:33 pm
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I have no words for this shot. Wonderful!
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:42 pm
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Oh Yes! I like it! To be honest, I Love it! This is one of those magical images that really is as pretty as a picture, and technically superb. Beautifully done, Isaac, and a real celebration of the beauty of birds!

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:27 pm
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Beautiful setting, BG and great pose.
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by Ron Day on Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:22 pm
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A beautifully designed image, Isaac. The framing of the warbler with the branches and the upward-looking pose are terrific. Well done!

by Karl Egressy on Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:34 pm
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Lovely composition.
Congratulations, well deserved.

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by paul fletcher on Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:22 pm
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A beautiful image, of an elusive warbler species, Isaac!

by John Spreitzer on Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:00 pm
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Truly an outstanding image in all respects! Can’t see how it could be improved.

by Tusar Bhowmik on Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:26 pm
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Great composition.Just beautiful.

by Bill Morales on Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:21 pm
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Outstanding image, Isaac! Congrats.

by Isaac Grant on Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:56 pm
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Thank you everyone for the really nice comments and for the editors pick.

by David Salem on Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:30 am
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Wow Issac!! About as nice of a songbird image that I have ever seen from you, and that's saying something!!
The colors and framing are just stellar.
Great job ECM!!

by Alan Bryant on Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:10 pm
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Thats a sweet looking image very well processed. Congrats on the capture(and the EP)
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by dianarebman on Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:54 pm
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Really gorgeous image. The framing with the branches couldn't be better if you picked up the bird and placed it there! Wonderful. Congratulations on the well-deserved EP.

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