Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pic of the Day

     “I’m All Shook Up” – Magnolia Warbler – Magee Marsh, Ohio:  During the last few hours of shooting at Magee Marsh the rain was falling light, but steady.  The warblers moved about the low hanging branches providing ample opportunity to shoot.  This beautiful male Magnolia stopped on a branch to rid water from its feathers and preen.  The actions of the bird were vigorous as each feather was passed through its bill.  Once the preening was finished it shook it entire body as a way to settle all of its feathers into place. 
     The slow shutter speeds captured the movements of the body while the head, which remained almost motionless remained sharp.  When I saw the image I could not help but think of those famous lyrics of Elivis!

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 300mm 2.8 with 1.4 tele-converter and 30mm of extension tubes

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