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Sep 08, 2017 15:28 |  #1

I've gotten a scant few warblers to pose for me over the last couple of days, here an adult male American Redstart and a juvenile Palm Warbler.

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Sep 10, 2017 18:36 |  #2

Super shots w/awesome detail, Al. Especially like composition in #2.


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Sep 11, 2017 07:40 |  #3

ardeekay wrote in post #18448895 (external link)
Super shots w/awesome detail, Al. Especially like composition in #2.

Thank you, Rog. I very much appreciate your taking the time to comment.


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Sep 12, 2017 00:56 |  #4

Excellent shots, Al! The redstart is simply amazing... we had a pair near here this summer, and they're SO twitchy and "energetic". Very well done!


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Sep 12, 2017 07:38 |  #5

squirl033 wrote in post #18449941 (external link)
Excellent shots, Al! The redstart is simply amazing... we had a pair near here this summer, and they're SO twitchy and "energetic". Very well done!

Thank you so much for your comments, Rocky; I appreciate your taking the time. Redstarts are indeed "twitchy" and I think the males are particularly difficult to get a good shot of; they are so black! I think this shot will end up being one of my favorites, however, as I think the contrast in the black plumage is just right to show both richness and detail. Again, thanks.


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Sep 12, 2017 08:12 |  #6

I think contrast and detail is what attracted me to the Redstart Al, love your pic of this very attractive warbler.


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Sep 12, 2017 14:58 |  #7

Wallace River wrote in post #18450127 (external link)
I think contrast and detail is what attracted me to the Redstart Al, love your pic of this very attractive warbler.

Thanks, Ian! Yes, the blacks can really be tough; the light has to be just right. I appreciate your taking the time to comment.


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Oct 07, 2017 14:56 |  #8

Al, love your light choice, especially on the first one, bravo


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Oct 08, 2017 07:49 |  #9

Oldjackssparrows wrote in post #18467976 (external link)
Al, love your light choice, especially on the first one, bravo

Thank you, Bret. I appreciate your taking the time to comment. Male redstarts are tough to get a decent shot of because they are so intensely black. I lucked out here with just the right amount of illumination on him for good contrast.


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