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Where: Powhatan, VA • Powhatan Wildlife Management Area
Notes: The Prairie Warbler, like many passerines, use their song to attract a mate each spring. They also use song mark the borders of their self-proclaimed territory, a sort of musical fence. This beautiful species prefers the unique habitat of open scrubby fields that are dotted with young pine trees. When the pines reach the five to ten foot range, that suits them the best. As we drove into the Powhatan Wildlife Management Area that morning, I noticed that exact environmental condition. So, I stopped and opened the window to listen. As suspected, I heard their soft buzzy call that ascends the chromatic scale at an even pace. I watched and listened for a while. About thirty yards towards the center of the field, this breeding plumage male sat and sang from one particular pine tree. Even when he stopped to chase off a trespasser from time to time, he nearly always returned to that same exact spot. Upon the next such flutter of activity, I moved to a location aligning that perch with the distant tree-line. That would make a pleasing background, I thought. I nestled down behind a short pine tree, staying very still. Sure enough, he eventually returned to his preferred singing post. Then he began to sing, fortunately with his back turned toward me. I slowly raised up from my knees, then placed my finger on the shutter release. As I peeked through the viewfinder, he suddenly turned around, yet continued to sing. That is when I released the shutter and captured this image. The photograph was eventually used for the month of May in The 2017 Virginia Wildlife Calendar. Special thanks to the Virginia Wildlife staff and their efforts to include and support resident photographers in their publications. SEE: PUBLISHINGS.

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Special thanks to the publication staff at the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for the opportunity to share my photography to a larger audience that ever before. This Prairie Warbler, photographed at Powhatan Wildlife Management Area, is the image for the month of May in the 2017 Virginia Wildlife Calendar. Thanks to everyone who has supported, promoted, and inspired my photography endeavours.

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Equipment: Canon EOS 40D • Canon 400mm f-5.6 Prime USM L Series Lens • Gitzo Series 3 Tripod • Wimberly Head WH-101
Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/400 second • Aperture = f-5.6 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: One Shot • Lens (Focal) Length = 400 mm • ISO = 400 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~15 Feet • Date Shot: 04-22-10

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