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Northern Parula, another new visitor to Bear Woods

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2017 by lilybug1960

Northern Parula, another new visitor to Bear Woods.
 
The year of the Warbler continues in Bear Woods. Yesterday, a Northern Parula stopped by for a visit. I hope it stays at least a few days. It is a beautiful bird with a great song. I had another 8 Warbler day from the back porch, which is better than some days I have had walking in the woods! I look forward to seeing what this morning holds for Warblers and other visitors!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 4500, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui P424S carbon fiber monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Kentucky Warbler

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2017 by lilybug1960

Kentucky Warbler.
 
A beautiful Kentucky Warbler also visited the backyard the other day, and it good light! I have been thinking about my theme for calendars this year and with the images of the Warblers I have captured in the backyard I am leaning towards one being “The Warblers of Bear Woods”. I am also going to do a scenic landscape calendar this year, and possibly the “Bear Woods Bluebirds 2018” edition. I will be starting to select the images and put together the layout in the near future so stay tuned.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui P424S carbon fiber monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Another Nemesis…captured!

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Another Nemesis…captured.
 
I posted a couple weeks ago about one of my nemesis, the Cerulean Warbler, was finally captured on digital film. I mentioned other nemesis that have taunted and haunted me for years. Another one of them was the male Hooded Warbler. I have captured them on my fence and in less than ideal light. Yesterday, that nemesis is taunting me no more, he is now another file on my hard drive! I was shooting on the back porch with a friend when he said he spotted a male Hooded Warbler coming in from the right. It landed on the fence and then hopped up onto the crepe myrtle. There he posed for about 30 seconds or so allowing me to capture some images of one of the most beautiful Warblers I have ever seen. Tomorrow, I will post another beautiful bird’s photo that we captured as well. This has truly been a great year in Bear Woods for Warblers. Now if I could just get that Ivory-billed Woodpecker or the Sasquatch that lives in the woods…
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 2000, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui P424S carbon fiber monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Chestnut-sided Warbler

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Chestnut-sided Warbler.
 
Another one of the summer migrants that has been hanging out with me for several days is a really neat little Chestnut-sided Warbler. He spends most of his time exploring the Crepe Myrtle bushes but wandered closer into the sunflowers the other day to pose. I have said it previously but it is worth repeating, I am really mixed about the fall migration this year because I am seeing so many varieties of Warblers, and I know I will see more, but I really am going to hate to see them go…
 
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 backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Orchard Oriole and Crepe Myrtle

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Orchard Oriole and Crepe Myrtle.
 
The great birds just keep on showing up this year at Bear Woods. I was shooting yesterday when this beautiful female Orchard Oriole showed up and hunted in the Crepe Myrtles for a while. She picked at the flower heads for insects for about 20 minutes or so before flying off to the trees nearby. As much as I don’t like the heat and humidity, I almost want summer to last a longer…almost…
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 2000, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui P424S carbon fiber monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

What a Year for Warblers!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2017 by lilybug1960

What a year for Warblers!
 
This has been an exceptional year around my house for Warblers and photographing them. I’m not sure why, but I have some theories. First, we changed our garden design slightly here this year. We let the sunflowers grow in the main vegetable garden and the birds have reacted very positively about the food source. In addition we have let some flowering bushes grow and bloom which has attracted other insects, which attracts the birds. The weather has played into it a little as well, but I’m not sure how much the mild winter effected it. Lastly the large number of webworms in the trees last year resulted in a high number of moths, which is a food source for the Warblers. For that reason I am letting my webworm’s nest to remain in the trees to see how it does next year. I haven’t ever seen a Worm-eating Warbler until this year, but now I have a pair that nested behind the house and I in turn have captured some great images of them. I will have to go through my notes and at some point after the fall migration list out all the warblers I have seen and photographed.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 6400, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui P424S carbon fiber monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Black-throated Green Warbler

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2017 by lilybug1960

Black-throated Green Warbler.
 
One of my “regulars” here in the summertime is a Black-throated Green Warbler. They are very curious and I have had them fly up to me on the porch just to check out what I am doing. I have several pairs in the area and along with their offspring, I may see as many as 8 or so in the mornings. I enjoy hearing their song, “zee zee zo za zee”, each spring as it is a sign to me spring is finally here. They have posed for me very well on my sticks this year. This year has been an exceptional year for me with the Warblers in the backyard and I am excited to see what happens as the birds move south. There is no telling what we will have, but I am ready!
 
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 backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear