Male Yellow Warbler Perched on a Flowering Shrub

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Male Yellow Warbler on a flowering shrubMale Yellow Warbler on a flowering shrub – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/800, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1,4x Tc, natural light

A few days ago I mentioned that I would like to get more images of Yellow Warblers and the day before yesterday I did but I still haven’t gotten the frame filling images of this species that I desire. I am going to keep trying, there is no doubt about that. I did get clearer views of these energetic, bright Yellow Warblers and some images that I liked even though the birds are smaller in the frame than I would like them to be.

I saw this male Yellow Warbler land under the base of a flowering shrub while up in the Wasatch Mountains and I was delighted that it popped up into clear view for a few seconds. Just long enough to get about more than a half dozen images of it before it flew to another shrub to search for insects. I watched it long enough to see it fill its bill and then as it dove into a willow thicket next to the creek where I presume it fed its young.

Someday I will get the images I desire of these dainty Yellow Warblers. Bird photography is challenging and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Life is good.



  1. M. Bruce June 9, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Perfectly composed!

  2. Elephants Child June 8, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Just glorious.

  3. Patty Chadwick June 8, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Yup! That’s my little butter buddy! Wonderful shot of such a fast flitter!

  4. Kim June 8, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Beautiful image. I’ve never seen a warbler before!

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