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First Wave

First Wave
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Copyright: Lesley Mattuchio (Lesley) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF100-400 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-30 7:19
Viewed: 5748
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 34
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This pretty little Palm Warbler is part of the first wave of Warblers that will be coming through our area with the Spring migration. I think Warblers are among the prettiest and sweetest singing birds in the world. They are most difficult to see at times, but never difficult to hear! They are usually in heavy brush hiding their beauty or in tree tops snag an insect snack. Those of us who are Warbler Watchers complain during this season of a sore neck or Warblers Neck as it is a chronic condition from looking up to see them! Palm Warblers and Yellow-rumped ( Myrtle) Warblers are always among the first to arrive with the many others like Magnolia, Black-throated Green , Common Yellow-throat, Cerulean, Wilson's, Black-throated Blue, Blackburian, Parula,Blue-winged,Black and White, and the list goes on and on. I hope to bring you some candid looks at some of these species. I also hope to show fellow TN member, Bente, some of these pretty little birds when she is visiting in my area .

This cheeky little fellow nests in pine bogs and feeds on insects. He is usually seen pumping his tail. There are two versions, Eastern and Western. This one is an Eastern with a brilliant yellow breast where as the Western is much paler.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-30 7:21]

Wonderful photo!
Details,colors,BG and composition are perfect.

Superb shot!
Vivid colors,blured BG,eye contact,details,lighting,composition,everything is excellent.Thanks for sharing.

Lovely bird. I like this image very much.
Proper exposure and DOF
Also the note is very useful


Best regards


Warblers are a favorite of mine. It seems that we have a one week difference in migrations. I figure in about a week, I will see some warblers. American redstart, yellow warbler, black and white, magnolia all hang around my backyard. It's great.

A beautiful capture in a fine setting. The lighting appears to be early morning and shows off the bird nicely. Excelent details and composition.


Hello Lesley, Excellent color, light and details in your small warbler..The new spring growth makes it the perfect springtime post.
Very well done!

This is a beauty, Lesley.
The spring has camr to you too I can see. A great time is coming. Great POV, details, colours and very well composed.
Excellent work.

What a pretty wee fella. Nice colours. Composition is fantastic. I like his brown 'hat'. Tack sharp. Good work Lesley. Thanks

Fantastic image.

Lesley, he is beautiful! Your capture is perfect, to my eyes, and so lovely.
Great composition, detail, lighting, POV, and BG. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Very nice photo.
The bird looks nice, the sharpness is perfect and the colours are wonderful.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-30 17:16]

Félicitation pour l'exposition et la netteté.

Une excellente composition !!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-30 18:28]

Fantastic capture Lesley. The colors are stunning and the details are very sharp. Well composed, good POV & DOF and very nice BG. Well done & TFS!


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-30 23:17]

Personal assessment of the photo: excelent.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Lesley. It is now the time to photograph them, before leaves reached their maturity. Have a good Sunday.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-01 4:25]

Composition photographique pleine de charme pour ce superbe oiseau. Jolies couleurs, belle luminosité et bonne netteté.
Nice & Very Well Done !

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-05-01 17:39]

Very cute bird. The colours, details and light are wonderful. How about a square frame for it ?
Well done
Regards Toni

Excellent light in this shot. Great sharpness for a handheld shot. Good composition.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-05-05 7:11]

wonderful. great colours, details, ambiance.

Preciosa imagen, con muy buenos detalles. El color es fantástico. Buenos POV y DOF.
Saludos, JL.

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