Chestnut-sided Warbler

This is definitely one of my favorite birds… Chestnut-sided Warblers nest in Beartown State Forest near my house in Stockbridge, MA. I woke up this morning at 5:30am – these guys start singing at first light so there were plenty of them flitting around the roadside where I was parked…

This shoot unfortunately didn’t last very long – to capture this kind of detail in the lower-light of the early morning flash is key… My Canon flash cable that connects the flash to the hot-shoe of my 5D Mark 2 cracked and fell apart. I am always amazed at Canon’s high-quality build cameras, flashes and lenses… and how some of their accessories are cheaply made and I find myself spending hundreds constantly replacing.

In total I shot about 30 frames before quitting, I am very happy to have gotten at least one walk-away.

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May 27, 2012 - 5:21 am

LensScaper - What a great shot. Pin sharp and the bird is in full song.
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May 28, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Jan Winther - Great portrait. I can almost hear the guy.. :)
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May 30, 2012 - 5:22 pm

A.Barlow - Man, that is one awesome shot! I always find myself fascinated at how dainty their feet are for some reason. Like seem almost to think to function.
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May 31, 2012 - 2:42 pm

Steven Perlmutter - Great details here Steve. The bird just pops out of the image.

June 1, 2012 - 5:53 pm

Edith Levy - Beautiful Steve. The details and sharpness as perfect.
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June 4, 2012 - 11:55 am

Olivia - Very nice shot – you really captured the essence of that Warbler.
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