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Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/16, 1/300 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos of birds singing, Loot's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-09 12:44
Viewed: 3864
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This will be my final post for a while since that I will be in hollidays.I thaught that it would have been nice to present to you a species that represent sun and summer to me the yellow Warbler.
From Audubon
Voice : Song a bright musical sweet-sweet--than-sweet.Call a sharp chip.
Habitat:moist thickets especially along streams and in swampy areas;gardens
Thank for looking

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-09 12:51]

Hi Micheal. This is a text book picture showing the Yellow Warbler singing its little head of. It stands out from the plain BG. You have captured the colours in the feathers so well with fine detail. Well done TFS.

PS have a nice holoiday.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-09 12:52]

Hello Michel
An excellent capture of a singing Yellow Warbler that must be the yellowest bird on TN!
+: Sharpness, DOF, pose, POV, BG, composition, colours and lighting.
-: none
Thanks and all the best,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2009-06-09 13:02]

Hi Michel,

Nice close-up with vivid colors and great expression.


So nice cute shoot...

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-06-09 13:12]

Hi Michel,
Very beautiful capture.I liked clarity,POV,details and pose of bird a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

Hi Michel, a real yellow beauty and perfectly captured by you while she is singing. Great timely shot indeed.
TFS and cheers,

salut Michel

une excellente et très jolie photo du Paruline jaune,
excellent POV et cadrage, excellent focus avec la netteté
et les détails, superbe luminosité, et comme tu le sais
j'aimes ce genre de photo des oiseaux au chant, TFS

bonnes vacances


A beautiful shot Michel. I find getting a shot of one of these difficult because they hop from branch to branch a lot. You got a great side profile here. TFS Trevor

Hello Michel,
what a wonderful picture of the yellow Warbler taken from an excellent POV in a marvellous pose, superb sharpness and lighting, splendid bright colours, i like this very nice composition with a great contrast of a very good BG.
Best regards

Hello Michel,

Great capture of the warbler in full throated song. Excellent details including the delicate claws.

Hi Michael,

what an good picture are this with great pov and dof.
good of details on the bird and fine colours.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-09 22:17]

Hi Michel.
What a beauty you have pictured. This bird is simply amazing and timing is great. Lovely image of singing bird. Details are simply stunning and simple subject of the picture is sweet. Bravo.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-06-09 23:09]

Merhaba Michel!
Muhteşem sarı renkleriyle enfes bir kuş fotosu. Keskinlik ve detaylar çok başarılı. Tebrikler.


hello Michel
splendid scene, very good 'singer' pose,great capture
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2009-06-09 23:24]

Hi Michel,

What a brilliant yellow bird! You've captured it in fine detail, in the middle of its song. I enjoyed seeing it very much. I can almost hear it singing.

Have a good vacation!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-10 4:14]

Salut Michel,une facon different et tres agreable de capturer un oiseaux.La nettete' est super,pas facile contraster si bien le jaune avec ce background! Mes plus gros compliments,bonne journee',LUCIANO

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-10 5:43]

Hello Michel
Another wonderful capture. Well done.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-10 7:57]

Hello Michel,
Excellent photo of this Yellow Warbler in a great pose and very beautiful colours. Also in the almost white BG. Very good sharpness and details, POV and composition.
Have a wonderful holiday!

Ciao Michel, wonderful bird with fantastic yellow color, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

I envy so many of you professionals..perhaps it is just me getting older and spread thin...but I seem to lack the patience needed or some such...yet you, Nick and a few others are getting me back on my feet with these super images..Thanks so much truly and keep on posting!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-10 12:35]

Hello Michael,
A lovely capture of the Yellow Warbler to celebrate the start of your holiday! Excellent timing, fine sharp details and beautiful colours.
TFS amd have a lovely time! Cheers, Ulla

a square, very exquisite.
I really admire.
Congratulations ...

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-06-10 13:34]

Hi Michel,
A first-class shot of this Yellow Warbler in a nice singing pose.
Great use of flash to fill in the shadows.
Superb composition.

Well done,


Bonjour Michel
superbe image de ce paruline jaune en train de chanter
belle pose sur cette branche, le BG flou fait bien ressortir l'oiseau
J'adore les details e les couleurs
Passe une bonne nuit

Excelente trabajo con la luz, el color y el fondo. Una foto diferente y muy atractiva por como supiste combinar estos tres elementos. Buena pose la del ave.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-06-17 13:42]

Bonsoir Michel !
Un excellent capture, très bien réalisé et joué.
Une belle soirée,

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2009-06-18 17:56]

Bonjour Michel,
on croirais pouvoir l'entendre. Bravo

You are a "CANON" person!!!
Lovely image.
Have a similar one, myself. Shall post it soon.
Hard to nail them down; always on the "move"; unless singing.... calling a mate.
Mario with friendly greetings from Calgary in Canada.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-01 18:58]

Hola Michel.
This is the best photo I have seen of this Yellow Walber. Excellent sharpness and beautiful BG.
TFS My friend.
Hope to see You soon here again.
Take care.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-03 4:41]

Bonjour Michel,
Je vois que je n'ai pas encore commenté cette image! Je pensais l'avoir fait. Adorable pose de cet oiseau surpris en plein chant par le photographe. Un plumage magnifique que tu as très bien rendu par cette image subtile. Du beau travail!
Meilleures pensées

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-03 16:20]

Hi Michel,

Somehow I missed this Yellow Warbler - sorry I'm so late. My favorite pose with the beak wide opened. I've never seen this species before - such a beautiful yellow. Superb details of the face, eye and feathers. Looks wonderful against the light background. A nice simple composition.


hi michel!
A beautiful pic on this fine bird with
good sharpness and fine composition
like the open beak
well done!

Hello Michel,

Fantastic capture.
Beautiful colours with great definition.
Lighting and composition are splendid.
Good note.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-28 3:58]

Hi Michel
such a lovel bird. Thr yellow is so exciting and so vibrant.
It looks lik a painting and the details are supreme here.
Really a fascinating capture.
Well done.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-29 0:49]

realmente estupendo,
gran definición
sorprendente color y detalles.
atractivo trabajo.
saludos Michel.

Wonderful shot with good colors and details, Good composition.
Well done

grea capture, TFS Ori

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  • RDx Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 65] (282)
  • [2009-09-17 3:07]

What a shot !! Perfect exposure here , lovely details . Striking !!

  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-23 21:25]
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Hi Michel

Sorry, I am out of smileys for the day, but I just had to make this final call before I have
to depart for the Christmas weekend. I specifically chose this image of the beautiful and
joyful little Yellow Warbler as it looks like it is singing a lovely "sweet-sweet" Christmas
carol with all its little being. You have captured amazing sharp details on the plumage of
the tiny bird and the white BG provided an excellent complimentary contrast to bring out
the magnificence of this fine looking specimen. The exposure is spot-on, because yellow
is one of those colours that burns out so easily and here is no evidence of any OE at all.

To you and your loved ones I wish a blessed Christmas and a wonderful 2010.

Well done and TFS.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-02-04 19:11]

Hello Michel,
I was just searching images on TN and ran across this beautiful one of yours. This is certainly a dandy shot of the Yellow Warbler singing it's heart out. Love the composition and detail you managed to capture.
I tried many times last year to get a shot of one of these pretty little Warblers, but was never satisfied with my results.

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