Common yellow throat – Geothlypis trichas

Figure 1 - Common yellow throat warbler, Assabet River Wildlife Refuge, Maynard, MA, May 12, 2016. (C) DE Wolf 2016.

Figure 1 – Common yellow throat warbler, Assabet River Wildlife Refuge, Maynard, MA, May 12, 2016. (C) DE Wolf 2016.

One of the really fun photographic adventures of a New England spring is chasing the warblers. They are very fast and very small making it difficult to get a “bed” on them. But they are subtly beautiful making success very satisfying. Figure 1 is an image that I took this week at the Assabet River Wildlife Refuge of a male Common yellow throat warbler. True to what the field guides say, these birds love low vegetation, making it very difficult to get a clear shot of them. Here I’ve decided that the intervening grass is illustrative of their habitat, and I love the colors both of the grass and of the warbler.

Canon T2i with EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens,at 250 mm ISO 1600, Aperture Priority AE Mode, 1/250 th. sec at f/9.0 with no exposure compensation.

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