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.



  1. Susan October 18, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Wonderful capture:)

  2. Tami October 16, 2012 at 10:19 am

    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.

    • Mia McPherson October 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks Tami. They are beautiful birds.

  3. Humming Bird Lover October 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm

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

    • Mia McPherson October 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks Mom! I have great subjects. Love you too

  4. M. Firpi October 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Great low angle and cute warbler!

  5. Julie Brown October 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm

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

  6. Hilke Breder October 14, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Perfect capture, Mia. Beautiful subtle plumage and detail!

    • Mia McPherson October 15, 2012 at 9:10 am

      Thank you Hilke, I think the female Blackpolls have a very subtle beauty

  7. Carol Mattingly October 14, 2012 at 7:55 am

    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. Dan Huber October 14, 2012 at 5:57 am

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

    • Mia McPherson October 15, 2012 at 9:08 am

      Thanks Dan, crawling to get low angle images of birds tickles me… Literally!

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