Prothonotary Warbler

© Brian D. Shema

Prothonotary Warbler

Uploaded: May 07, 2006


Canon EF 300mm f/4 IS USM @ 300mm, f/5.6, 1/250, +1/3 exp.

Exif: FNumber: 5.6, ExposureBiasValue: 0/2, ExposureTime: 0.00625, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 200, WhiteBalance: auto white balance


Marianne Andersson May 07, 2006

Beautiful image Brian! #441134

Brooke Peterschmidt May 07, 2006

Wow, what an amazing bird. Great capture! #2735214

Brian D. Shema May 07, 2006

Thank you Marianne and Brooke. I appreciate your comments! #2735304

Jim Huffield May 08, 2006

Wonderful image Brian, where do these birds live? #2739791

Brian D. Shema May 08, 2006

Thanks Jim! Prothonotary's breed from the Mississippi Valley east, from Florida north to New York or so. Typically found breeding in swamps or deep wooded valleys with swampy flood plains at their bases. They nest in abandoned woodpecker holes or man-made cavities. This bird was photoed in S.W. Pennsylvania during migration, where they are relatively rare. They become more common as you move south toward Arkansas/Florida.
I appreciate your feedback Jim. #2739858

May 08, 2006

Great photo. I have been watching some this past week, and know how hard it can be to get a shot of these fast moving birds! #2740927

Brian D. Shema May 09, 2006

Thanks S... as far as Prothonotary's go, this was a "well mannered" bird. Relatively easy to photograph. #2743870

Julie Turner May 15, 2006

Very beautiful Brian! I bet this shot will look gorgeous in print. Have you ever done the metallic prints through MPIX.COM? #2768816

Melissa G. Meiselman May 15, 2006

Your work with birds is amazing...all or it. This is another fantastic capture...just beautiful, Brian. #2769227

Brian D. Shema May 16, 2006

Thank you Julie and Melissa. #2770589

Sharon King May 16, 2006

The setting is perfect in this shot...great DOF and clarity! #2771131

Brian D. Shema May 22, 2006

Thanks Sharon! #2797826

Paula Showen June 01, 2006

Very beautiful image! #2842489

Stan Lubach June 10, 2006

Great shot, Brian. I really like the way you composed the shot, especially the way the branches at the top frame the image. Beautiful detail. #2878178

Brian D. Shema June 11, 2006

Thanks Paula and Stan for your kind feedback. #2880833

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