Yellow Warblers

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A common warbler at Magee Marsh, but they rarely stood still long enough to photograph or were deep in the brush. I like the coquettish head turn on the second and would wish for a head turn on the first, but like the background and it was in the open. Not sure about the bright yellow on the wing, but that’s out of camera.

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Canon R5; 100-500 with 1.4 TC: 1/2500 at f10, ISO 3200, 700 mm
1/1000 at f8, ISO 1600, 420 mm

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I love the pose you caught in the second image, Allen. Beautifully done. The framing and composition work for me. The first is also a nice image, but just doesn’t have the character of the second.

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well done images. I also prefer the second image because of The pose and composition. But I do like the green background in the first. Nice work

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Wonderful color, light and processing. I really like the background and perch in the first, and would prefer it over the second except for that fantastic pose in the second.

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The pose in the second image is sweet. I wish there was more head turn towards the viewer in the first image. Colors are excellent and I certainly wish that I ran into you while you are chasing warblers at Magee…Jim

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I agree with the others on the second image. I also find the yellow of the feathers in the second image more dramatic.

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These are both sweet images @Allen_Brooks I like the high key look in the second, and as noted the pose there has a ton of character. warblers are just fun birds to try to photograph, identify, get to sit still . . .

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Hi Allen
The Yellow warbler is really will photographed. The exposure is good on both shot, I give tip of the hat to the second. The Warbler pops of the background and the branches direct the view the Yellow Warbler looking back to you.

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