Monday, April 5, 2010

Pic of the Day

     Black-throated Green Warbler – Point Pelee, Ontario: In spring, neo-tropical migrants flood across North American in waves as they migrate to northern breeding grounds. There are numerous hotspots where birders and bird photographers gather to see and photograph these amazing birds. Once such place is Point Pelee, Ontario, a triangular strip of land that juts south into Lake Erie.
Migrants crossing Lake Erie find Point Pelee a haven of rest. Some arrive exhausted making them easy to approach and photograph. The second and third week of May is perhaps the best time to see warblers, tanagers and grosbeaks in their breeding plumage.
This Black-throated Green Warbler was photographed near the tip, foraging in the brambles along the lakes edge. Using a long lens and extension tubes, I was able to shoot a frame-filling image.

Nikon F5, Nikkor 500mm f4, 25mm extension tube, Provia 100

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