$25 deposit to reserve your spot
Length: 3 hours
Easy Difficulty: Limited hiking mainly on paths, standing shooting.
While not colorful the Black-and-White Warbler is anything but drab. The incredibly pattern of black and white feathers make this warbler really stand out in the spring forest of greens and sometimes colorful spring blooms. They are also a bit more unique in how they cling to tree trunks as they move up and down them in search of insects, often behaving and posing like a nuthatch would.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
We will be walking along paths on level ground in southern New Jersey. All locations will be not far from the parking areas.
Fast moving birds that don’t stay still for very long. Having the ability to quickly find the subject in the frame as well as acquire focus fast is helpful.
Lots of seeing the birds up high in the trees and short moment when they come down to eye level for us to photograph them.
Learning the calls of the species we are after so you can identify them yourself and find them in the future.
Lenses from 300mm to 600mm recommended
Monopod or tripod unless you can hand hold your rig. I recommend a monopod for easier and faster movement.
It’s getting into tick season so I recommend wearing clothing with insect repellent or I wear clothes sprayed with Permathrin
WHAT I WILL PROVIDE:
3 hours of wildlife photography instruction tailored for warbler photography in the forest. Seeking out nice perches and clean backgrounds and taking advantage of lighting.
Suggestions on compositions and creative ways to photograph these birds.
I will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding camera settings or techniques.