Photo of the week: Prairie Warbler

5/19/2014 | 1

Prairie Warbler ©2014 Jim Buescher

Prairie Warbler ©2014 Jim Buescher

A gorgeous Prairie Warbler sings in early May 2014. Jim Buescher shot the photo at Zaleski State Forest in south-central Ohio and posted it to our U.S. and Canada Gallery.

He and a friend heard a few Prairie Warblers singing on top of a hill and set up their cameras. “One warbler kept landing on one of the taller perches in the area,” Buescher says. “I positioned myself so the light would hit it at a good angle and a distant hillside made a pleasing background. It wasn’t long before he came back and gave me a nice pose.”

Buescher used a Canon 5D Mark III and a 500mm f/4 lens with a 1.4x teleconverter.


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  • Paul O’Toole

    Stunning image, nice perch isolation. Thanks for sharing.