Lawrence's Warbler

Posted by ADKShooter on Mon May 23, 2022 7:15 pm

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Nikon D850, Nikon D500mm F5.6 pf
ISO 400, 1/1250s, F7.1

This image, taken today, is over 5 years in the making as I've kept my eyes open for this rare hybrid for at least that long.  This is a hybrid with recessive genes between the Blue Winged and Golden Winged Warbler.  The Brewster's Warbler is the hybrid with dominant genes, and therefore less rare, but still not common. I had a tip that this Lawrence's Warbler was seen several times so I took a 2 hour trip this morning, and thanks to a very nice birder I met on the trail, he gave me specific directions to where he had seen the bird the day before. This completes my "fouresome" as I now have images of all four of these declining Warblers.

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by Karl Egressy on Mon May 23, 2022 7:53 pm
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Excellent opportunity and a beautiful Warbler image. This one is missing from my collection.

by peter makuch on Mon May 23, 2022 8:39 pm
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very nicely done on the capture and the placement of the warbler in this frame, good for you of getting this warbler after so many hours on the road but worth the ride WARREN.

by paul fletcher on Mon May 23, 2022 9:45 pm
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A very special image, not only for its' technical excellence, but as a photograph of a very rare species- perhaps the "Holy Grail", of North American Warblers ! Congratulations, Warren! ( Received your message- sent reply to your home e-mail address ).

by david fletcher on Tue May 24, 2022 2:31 am
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Congratulations on your achievement Warren. A tribute to your dedication and an image worthy of your collection.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue May 24, 2022 5:34 am
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Brilliant reward for your hard work, Warren! Stunning pose and detail in this beautiful capture.

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by Cindy Marple on Tue May 24, 2022 3:47 pm
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Your efforts were rewarded handsomely. What a wonderful pose, complete with the bug, and the leaves even cooperating to frame the bird so pleasantly.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue May 24, 2022 7:11 pm
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Excellent find, great pose and setting, too.
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by ADKShooter on Tue May 24, 2022 8:24 pm
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Thank you to the Editors for the designation of an EP for this image.  It's very appreciated, and for me, validates my feeling of capturing a special bird while I was shooting this image.

by Mary Brun on Sat May 28, 2022 4:34 am
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Congratulations, on completing the subjects, and on the really wonderful images. Of this I love in particular this diagonal composition that makes everything work very well.

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