Chestnut-sided Warbler – Magee Marsh, Ohio: On my third day at Magee Marsh the clouds had not lifted and the rain was steady most of the day. Though light, the rain required that I make a rain cover for my camera and lens to continue shooting. Thanks to dental floss and a plastic window shade from my van I was able to put together the make shift rain cover and hit the marsh a shooting.
The northerly winds and rain kept the birds low but they were still difficult to shoot. Slow shutter speeds and narrow depth-of-field made sharp images few and far between. Only when the birds paused while foraging was it possible to get a sharp image. This Chestnut-sided Warbler paused while searching for insects under the leaf cover. During the pause I shot the image.
To obtain an acceptable image size, I used a 300mm lens with a 1.4 extender with 30mm of extension tubes. Extension tubes allow a lens to focus within its minimum focus distance, thus producing a larger image size. This bird was less than 10 feet from me when I shot the photo.