Female Blackpoll Warbler

Female Blackpoll warblerFemale Blackpoll Warbler – Nikon D200, handheld, f7.1, 1/125, ISO 320, Nikkor 70-300mm VR at 300mm, natural light

I photographed this female Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) by the parking lot at Fort De Soto’s north beach a few years ago during migration. I had just left my vehicle when I spotted her and when I reached the grass next to the pavement I dropped down to the ground and belly crawled up to her.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. Wonderful capture:)

  2. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen this angle with a healthy, and alive, warbler, Mia. How neat that you were able to capture it! What a beautiful little bird.

  3. Humming Bird Lover

    Hi! such a great picture ! Your so perfect at what you do in so many ways! Great shot. love ya’s

  4. Great low angle and cute warbler!

  5. Sweet shot, Mia. A warbler stayed put while you crawled to it? Cool!

  6. Perfect capture, Mia. Beautiful subtle plumage and detail!

  7. Isn’t this wardbler so beautiful. I love it when you photograph the smaller birds so I can see them up close and personal. Carol

  8. Great shot, and the angle is wonderful, nothing like a good belly crawl to ensure a great shot.

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