Daily Archives: May 15, 2023

India! Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, March 2023 — Though outnumbered 10 to 1 by White-fronted Kingfishers, the Common Kingfisher is also present at Keoladeo. This one refused to turn around and show us the more colorful front side, so we have to make do with the amazing blue of the back. 🙂 Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f5 @ 1/1000th.

The Biggest Week in American Birding! Female Yellow Warbler

Female Yellow Warbler: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA, May 2023 — Though the male Yellow Warblers are very visible at Magee this spring and every spring…singing from, it sometimes seems, every branch tip, the females are there and busy too. This one has been gathering spider web or plant fuzz for her nest. The rim-light effect of the pose and the lovely background of out of focus leaves makes this look a little like a studio portrait. 🙂 OM System OM-1 and 100-400mm zoom at 800mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving bird modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro. ISO 320 @ f6.3 @ 1/640th. Minus .7EV exposure compensation.