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One of my favorite trips (if not my favorite trip) of the year is going to Shawnee State Forest in southern Ohio. Warblers are the prize and it is just so much fun. I went down two days that had marked different weather. Friday was spectacular. The kind of day where even if we weren’t seeing anything, we’d be happy just to be outside. Lighting was awesome! Amazing what the sun does. Below are the pictures from Friday. I’ll post Saturday’s later…


Day One
All pictures were taken with a Canon 40D and 400 F5.6 Prime. Tripod mounted.


The first place we stopped was really the best place of all. It was still pretty early and I screwed up the flash on this try. Messed up some of the best bird poses, but I got lucky that a couple shots did come out.

1
Pine Warbler (This was a “A-List” target bird for the trip.)








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3
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher (Common, but still a very cool bird)








4
Eastern Towhee (I love Towhees, even if they are a dime a dozen)










Apr 30, 2012 at 02:54 PM
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The next stop was to photo one of my favorite Warbler. These guys always put on quite the show, and they are so pretty. Even though I already have great shots of them, I can’t resist getting more. The light could not have gotten better!

5
Prairie Warbler








6
Prairie Warbler











Apr 30, 2012 at 02:54 PM
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Lastly we were hoping to find a Blue Grobeak, but none was the luck. However, we did find this beauty! These guys are known sulkers. But he was so cooperative. Light was fading at this point and I turned up the ISO in lieu of flash. A little skittish from the morning…

7
Common Yellowthroat








8
Common Yellowthroat








9
Common Yellowthroat








I’ll post day two pictures on another post.



Apr 30, 2012 at 02:54 PM
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Great variety in this set. I'm especially fond of the Prairie Warblers in 5 and 6.

Jim



Apr 30, 2012 at 06:19 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Southern Ohio - Warblers!


#6 is to die for


Apr 30, 2012 at 06:39 PM
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Really nice collection, Bruce.
Chris



Apr 30, 2012 at 09:03 PM
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Beautiful set. Excellent detail in them all, well done.
David



Apr 30, 2012 at 09:08 PM
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great shots Bruce


Apr 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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I knew I was gonna be jealous when I saw the title. I've always wanted to go to OH during migration. These are all awesome!! I like the pine and the prairie best. You got some amazing detail on 1 & 2!! WOW!!


Apr 30, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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Love the singing prairie warbler and the gnatcatcher. Looks like a great day. I am waiting for you to send them across the pond to Point Pelee so I can try my luck. Please share!!!!! Don


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Superb,

#6 is absolutely stunning!!!!! what a beautiful set overall!

Charles



May 01, 2012 at 12:35 AM
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An enjoyable set Bruce. These little ones can be a real challenge, so you did real well.


May 01, 2012 at 01:08 AM
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Excellent set, very well done

Tim



May 01, 2012 at 01:11 AM
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A very nice set Bruce. The first 2 stand out for the great detail and BGs ~ Ron


May 01, 2012 at 01:25 AM
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jfwoodman wrote:
Great variety in this set. I'm especially fond of the Prairie Warblers in 5 and 6.

Jim


Thanks Jim! Prairies are one of my favorites. I know I'm not suppose to have favorites, but I do love these guys. When we were shooting these, my friend that was with me said he could spend all his days just shooting Prairie Warblers. They are a treat.
Bruce



May 01, 2012 at 03:59 AM
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Conrad Tan wrote:
#6 is to die for



Thanks! I was pretty excited when I was holding the shutter release. It's awesome when the lighting is perfect and you nail the focus and exposure! 3 things that don't always come together.
Bruce



May 01, 2012 at 04:01 AM
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CDaescher wrote:
Really nice collection, Bruce.
Chris


Thanks Chris!



May 01, 2012 at 04:01 AM
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David Leask wrote:
Beautiful set. Excellent detail in them all, well done.
David


Thanks David. I was really please with Yellowthroat. We setup in the right spot with what light was left.

Bruce



May 01, 2012 at 04:03 AM
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kmunroe wrote:
great shots Bruce


Thanks!



May 01, 2012 at 04:04 AM
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ashley138 wrote:
I knew I was gonna be jealous when I saw the title. I've always wanted to go to OH during migration. These are all awesome!! I like the pine and the prairie best. You got some amazing detail on 1 & 2!! WOW!!



Thanks Ashley. I had 4 target birds going into this weekend and Pine Warbler was one of them. We just entered the forest, and my buddy says, I bet we'll find a Pine in there. We pull into a little circle pull off and no sooner stopped when we heard the Pine singing away. We knew it was going to be good!
Bruce



May 01, 2012 at 04:09 AM
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