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Yellow-rumped Warbler (female)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (female)
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): birds i met in USA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-12-07 8:30
Viewed: 2017
Points: 4
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another new bird for me!!

well, this is a Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata). and most probably, a female.
to be particular, the sub-species is 'Setophaga coronata coronata', which is basically a Myrtle Warbler.

now a days, these FOUR Warblers..
1. Myrtle Warbler ( eastern part of North America)
2. Audubon's Warbler (western part of North America)
3. Black-fronted Warbler (northwest of Mexico)
4. Goldman's Warbler (Guatemala)
are clubbed together, and the NEW species is commonly known as 'Yellow-rumped Warbler'.

i had been following this bird for long. but they being so tiny, restless and the locations.. not steady, it was getting difficult to photograph one. the first time i saw this beautiful tiny bird (smaller than a Sparrow), was on 3rd November, 2012.. in Shelby Farms Park. i could manage a click too.. but it was for a second that the bird had appeared and the picture i managed, couldn't show the face! :P

and within one month, at last! :D
yes, the sunlight was hard and it looks like a tight framing.. but i had no other option :/
the bird, i had located in the thickets around our housing complex, had been continuously changing position. from one branch to another.. from shade to sunlight.. from a far away perch to a nearby! and that within few seconds!
i arranged my camera according to its distant location in shade, and was about to click.. when found the bird SO near to me! a fraction of a second, thank God i could 'focus' at least!

really! photographing a bird is a thrilling job.. and am loving it! :)

thank you friends, for viewing. happy to share.

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40 people before me decided just to have a look without saying a word !!!! Hm ...no matter Ruby, I hope that they will remember at least the name of this little fellow ... or Yellow-rumped Warbler. Congratulations for the fantastic catch girl. I mean remarkably clean image ( for the little bridge camera ), with "almost" the right amount of highlights and shadows. Trust me improvements could and can be made but I am personally pleased with the result .... and this soft optimistic blue sky just made my day! बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद
George Veltchev

Hello Ruby,
I had to smile as I read your notes about trying to follow this little female with your camera. They are exactly as you stated....a real challenge to capture in your viewfinder while trying to get a sharp focus.

The only time I get to see these little beauties is during the spring migration up at Magee Marsh. I wish you could see them in full breeding plumage..what a sight. You have done a great job here even under obvious harsh lighting conditions.
Hope you don't mind, I wanted to see what I could do in a WS.

Ruby i recently moved and have been off the internet and just came to visit your sight and SEE THIS!! WOW i just absolutely love this!!! YEAH you finally captured this and SO SO exciting..i can feel it even before reading your note ((hugs)) congrats girl!

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