Tenessee Warbler (Part Four of Four)

Posted by ADKShooter on Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:29 pm

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Nikon D850, Nikon 500mm F5.6
ISO 800, 1/500s, F5.6, Blind

This is the last of the series as the Tennessee Warbler extracted the caterpillar from the tight web in a quick motion and only hesitated long enough for me to get off one last shot....this one. The whole sequence from when it first saw its prey until this image probably didn't take much more than one second and it was over.

As I indicated in my first post of this series I had four target warblers that were most likely to occur in May and this was one of them, despite it being a rather bland looking bird. I was very fortunate to get this one as they pass through our area rather quickly on the way to Canada to be on their breeding territory. I wish I had captured this one with a slight head turn towards me but once he grabbed the caterpillar he disappeared into the deeper pines never to be seen (at least by me) again.

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by paul fletcher on Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:32 pm
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All your Tennessee Warbler photos were excellent, Warren. I think this one is my favourite of the series.

by Ron Day on Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:12 am
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An appropriate final image with the prize in beak, Warren! Well done!

by peter makuch on Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:05 am
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well done on this one and the added worm in the beak is a bonus reward, nicely displayed image WARREN.

by rajandesai on Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:56 am
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Great series of shots. Enjoyed the story.

by david fletcher on Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:43 pm
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Excellent series Warren. Great timing and story telling.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:29 pm
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Excellent series once again, Warren!  You could write - and illustrate a book.  :) 

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by Karl Egressy on Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:36 pm
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Lovely action shot. Nice to have one in breeding plumage.

by himadri roy on Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:20 pm
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paul fletcher wrote:
All your Tennessee Warbler photos were excellent, Warren. I think this one is my favourite of the series.

Ditto. Super image.

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