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PIC OF THE WEEK: 05/11/15 • PREVIOUS WEEKALL 2015 PICSNEXT WEEK

Where: Richmond, VA
Notes: This little gem was not a new species to the backyard birdbath, but was certainly a new “plumage version” none the less. A female Blackburnian had visited the little dripping water puddle last fall (SEE: PIC OF THE WEEK 09/22/14). Perhaps the most exciting time of year for me is when spring migration is at its peak. That season always seems to bring some new surprises and this year was no different. This breeding plumage male is in his best plumage of the year and is one of the most gorgeous of the Warbler family. I had seen this plumage before, in its natural habitat high atop Virginia’s Shenadoah mountains (SEE: PIC OF THE WEEK 06/10/13). So, to have it in my backyard for a three day stopover was a real treat. Most of our migratory birds travel at night, then they stop briefly along their way, to refuel for a couple of days before continuing on. I believe that was the case for this bird.

 

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Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III • Canon 400mm f-5.6 Prime USM L Series Lens • Gitzo Series 3 Tripod • Wimberly Head WH-101 • Remote Shutter Release • Doghouse Blind • Hand Held
Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/1250 second • Aperture = f-7.1 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: One Shot • Lens (Focal) Length = 400 mm • ISO = 2000 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~12 Feet • Date Shot: 04-29-15

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