Chestnut-sided Warbler, Setophaga pensylvanica: Magee Marsh, Ohio
(taken during "The Biggest Week in American Birding")
This image was taken along the boardwalk at Magee Marsh a few weeks ago. Magee is the one of the few spots I know where you can get up close and personal with these beautiful neotropical migrants. However getting images without branches in the way is difficult. I have found that pre-focusing on an open spot of a branch that the bird is moving, then shooting as the bird passes through the spot is the best way to get an image. This warbler, happen to perch in the spot for a few seconds to look around allowing me to get a variety of poses. This was my favorite frame.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/1000second @ f/8