Daily Archives: May 22, 2023

Biggest Week in American Birding! Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Oak Harbor, Ohio, May 2023 — Some years the Chestnut-sided Warblers are so thick at Magee Marsh that they dominate all other species…and the are feeding down so low and so close that it is hard to get them in frame when taking a photo. Not this year! While I was there they were few in number and all feeding high in the canopy. Most of my shots you can not see the yellow crown at all, they are taken at such a sharp upward angle. OM Systems OM-1 with 100-400mm zoom at 800mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving bird modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro. ISO 200 @ f9 @ 1/1250th. -.7EV

India! White-fronted Kingfisher

White-fronted Kingfisher: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, March 2023 — A Kingfisher in the dappled light under a free standing tree in the picnic area behind the canteen at the end of the road at Keoladeo, showing off all its colors. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 500 @ f4 @ 1/500th. +.7EV.