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Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler
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Copyright: Jane Ogilvie (star05) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 66] (299)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-26 20:48
Viewed: 4642
Points: 12
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I have spotted this little fellow (baby) as hovers on a branch chirps &cheps for food from the parent bird who is a male Yellow-rump warbler. It has taken me a while to identify the bird as thought for a while the father adopted a sparrow and was feeding it. Not the case now realize it has the bright yellow spot on rump and is indeed of the same species..

Field Guide: Uncommon along the western edge of eastern North America(nests in the Black Hills of South Dakota); very rare visitor farther east.. Voice similar to Myrtle..This is the only Warbler likely to be seen in the winter. Nests in open coniferous forests and their edges. Winters in open brushy habitats, such as dunes and field edges,especially among fruiting shrubs like bayberry and juniper.Often in small loose flocks.They perch upright on relatively exposed perches, flying up to catch passing insects. A rather large, long-tailed warbler, with stout dark bill. Bright yellow rump-patch distinctive and often conspicuous..

I've only seen the single parent and baby coming to a fruit tree..

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Hallo Jane
You managed to capture this lovely baby Yellow-rumped Warbler, in a great pose. Clear details of the paws, eyes and beak are beautifully displayed. Good focus, good sharpness and good framing. Image presented in a delightful manner. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-27 6:15]

Hello Jane,
Very sharp photo of this Warbler. Good composition, POV and lovely colours. Good contrast with the BG.
Best regards,

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-09-01 5:31]

Hi Jane , super capture of this tiny warbler , great detail color composition , and that dark background is just perfect , really nice stuff thanks for sharing it

Hi, Jane,

beautiful capture with very nice details, colours and composition. I esp. like that yellow spot - it gives this photo a very attractive highlight : ) thanks for sharing.

btw, thanks a lot for your encouragement and comments at my flower photo. ya, seagull is my most favourite bird - b'cos of the inspiring story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull - and I have been using "seabird" in emails and accounts for many years : )

have a nice day!

Man Yee

hello Jane

excellent shot of this cute bird, excellent focus, fine POV and framing,
i love the all black or dark background that put from and excellent
way in evidence the bird, excellent sharpness and details,
and that little catch-light at the eye it is improving the image, TFs


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-28 9:42]

Hello Jane! Nice shot of the Warbler, they are migrating these days and I hope to see a few of them. Good composition, great sharpness and a beautiful image.


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