Golden-winged Warbler (f)


Posted by Craig Lipski on Sat Sep 09, 2023 9:59 am

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Golden-winged Warbler (f)
Vermivora chrysoptera
Livingston Co, MI

The mosquitos this year!  20+ years ago my wife set up a dripper about 75' from the house, and she's been improving it ever since.  From the house, I saw this G-w Warbler.  Even though we've hit a cool spell, the mosquitos are atrocious right now.  I put on long pants, a hoodie, and I had that sucker pulled tight around my face - I look like Kenny from South Park!  DEET all over my hands and face.  Still got bites.  It was worth it; far and away my best shot of a species I very infrequently see.

I did remove an obtrusive leaf stem.

5DIV
500 4.0 L IS II
1/60, f/6.3, ISO 800
Natural light

Comments and suggestions welcome
Good light,
Craig

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by Carol Clarke on Sat Sep 09, 2023 11:25 am
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Great description. I now have a wonderful picture in my mind of your anti-mozzie gear, Craig! A lovely image of this little beauty and I love the floating golden leaves that complement the warbler colours perfectly.

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by david fletcher on Sat Sep 09, 2023 11:51 am
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Carol Clarke wrote: Great description.  I now have a wonderful picture in my mind of your anti-mozzie gear, Craig!  A lovely image of this little beauty and I love the floating golden leaves that complement the warbler colours perfectly.

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+1.     :D  Super shot Craig despite the midges.
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by peter makuch on Sat Sep 09, 2023 2:50 pm
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a nice treat to see one on the monitor and haven't seen one in true life, well done from your part, superb.
 

by paul fletcher on Sat Sep 09, 2023 8:46 pm
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A wonderful image, Craig, of an Eastern species that is certainly on most photographers list, to see and photograph. Great to have one in your own backyard !
 

by Gene Gwin on Sun Sep 10, 2023 8:06 am
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Craig, It's a nice set-up. Viewed large, the details really come out. Looks like fill flash could work very well.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Sep 10, 2023 12:54 pm
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Great setting for this beautiful bird, Craig, and well worth the effort and discomfort.
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