A male Blackburnian Warbler peeks out of a Hemlock tree. I had a lot of great warbler experiences this past spring but this bird was certainly one of the tops. The fact that I shot this with my 300mm and 1.4x TC on a full frame camera and didn't have to crop it tells the story of this bird. To find such a great bird that was so cooperative was part hard work and part luck. I visted this bird many times over the season and was able to bring many of my workshop attendees up to see and photograph it as well. I really hope he returns next year so I can enjoy more time with him.
• Location: northern New Jersey
• Exposure: 1/500 @ f/5.6
• ISO: 1100 - auto
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 420mm
• Lens: Nikon 300mm f/4 PF + 1.4x TC
• Camera: Nikon D4s