Discussion in 'Nature' started by Mike Dale, Jan 1, 2019.
Big birds are easy. Try Warblers for a challenge.
Got one - 11 years ago!
Back in 1995, I went to the Galapagos Islands for the first time. One of the birds I found interesting was the yellow warbler. While I know there are plenty of them in North America also, I could get quite close to them in the Galapagos. However back then AF on my Nikon F4/N8008 and screwdriver AF lenses was still quite primitive, and I had some trouble tracking the little yellow bird.
When I returned to the Galapagos in 2011 and 2015, I was determined to get some better images. Of course AF was a lot more advanced 2 decades later, and I wasn't too concerned about wasting film. The two image below were from the 2015 trip, on Santiago and San Cristobal Islands, respectively.
The background of the first image is the dark lava rock in Santiago Island. There is also a red Sally Lightfoot Crab in the background, totally out of focus.
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
It looks like there are a lot more species of warblers than I am aware of. Some are very colorful with several colors in one bird.
Sorry, Mike. Big birds aren't actually easy.
You got that right Shun. The males are pretty easy to identify, the females not so much.
Warblers like moving water.
Yellow-rumped Warbler also know as a Myrtle Warbler or sometimes Butterbutt because of it bright yellow rump.
A few months ago a group of these immature yellow-rumped warbler visited our backyard. I did not have a DSLR with the proper lens with me. So I took some pictures with my point-and-shoot. Only one or two images came out OK cause these little birds moves so fast and non-stop.
@Mike Dale, I like your bird pictures very much.
Yellow Warbler by David Stephens, on Flickr
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