Black-throated Blue Warbler: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Oak Harbor, Ohio, May 2023 — The Black-throated Blue Warbler is a skulker, and as such, is one the warblers that it is actually easier to see and photograph at Magee after the big blown down cleared out the canopy. Not that it does not do its best to stay behind whatever cover there is. I caught this one relatively out in the open for a moment. OM Systems OM-1 with 100-400mm zoom at 800mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving bird modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro. ISO 400 @ f6.3 @ 1/640th. -.3EV.
Brahminy Starling: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, March 2023 — I always say, of all the Starlings in the world that might have been introduced into North America, our common Starling is least attractive. Starlings would get more respect if they looked like this Brahminy Starling, especially when having a bad feather day as this one was. Pesky wind and bit of breeding territory excitement. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro. ISO 200 @ f4 @ 1/500th. +1.3 EV.