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Cerulean Warbler Portrait

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2017 by lilybug1960

Cerulean Warbler Portrait.
 
Bird Nirdvana continues here in Bear Woods. Yesterday, near the end of my morning session with the birds in the backyard, this Cerulean Warbler landed about 12-15 feet away from me on one of my perches. It only posed for about 20 seconds, but that was long enough for me to get my best Cerulean images to date. I love colors of this bird and capturing an image like this was something I never imagined when we redesigned the studio this year. If you want to learn more about my setup and the design of the studio, I will be doing a couple presentations in a few weeks on my bird photography. One on September 5 with the Roswell Photographic Society and the other on September 20 with the Alpharetta Chapter of the Georgia Nature Photographers Association. I think I will call it “Bird Nirdvana”!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1100, shutter speed of 1/100th of a second, Vibration Compensation active, Sirui P424S carbon fiber monopod and L10 head, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional
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The Cerulean Warbler, a Crown Jewel

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2017 by lilybug1960

The Cerulean Warbler, a Crown Jewel.
 
As a bird nerd, I have a list of birds that are “Crown Jewels” on my list to hear, observe and if I am lucky, photograph. The first time I heard and saw a Cerulean Warbler was probably 15 years ago while birding on my road. I saw them a few times in the next couple years, but at least 10 years went by since my last encounter. When I heard one 2 days ago, I was very pleased, when it landed in my backyard, I hoped it would stay long enough for an image. I got a few images while it sat on the fence the other day, but yesterday it landed in the Crepe Myrtle bush and almost posed for me. They are incredibly beautiful birds as adults, but this juvenile male is every bit as nice with his green and blues. I had a great Warbler day in the backyard yesterday and will share a few more images in the next few days. I know, I am a total bird nerd. The fall migration of Warblers may be starting and I hope to capture some nice birds over the next few weeks and month or so. For now I can say I have placed another jewel in the Crown.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui P424S carbon fiber monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear