Wilson's Warbler, Cardellina pusilla: Magee Marsh, Ohio
photographed during the "Biggest Week in American Birding."
In May, I spent a week at Magee Marsh to photograph neotropical migrants. I was fortunate to photograph this Wilson Warbler as it winged north from its wintering grounds of Mexico and Central America. The background is out-of-focus foliage about twenty feet behind the bird. Finding clean backgrounds that place emphasis on the bird is hard to find at Magee. Usually distracting branches are in the way to distract the viewer. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time for this photo.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/160 second @ f/8