Angela Lin  

Male Wilson Warbler by Angela Lin

October 2020 - Male Wilson Warbler

October 2020 - Angela Lin


About the Image(s)

I recently took this photo of Wilson Warbler at a city park in Fremont, California. I used Nikon D500 and 500mm PF ED prime lens with handheld. I used the manual setting of ISO 1800, f5.6, and shutter 1/640 sec. Wilson Warbler is a small tiny bird that moves quickly in bushes and trees, and hard to catch them with a camera unless they perched on a branch for a few seconds But this Wilson Warbler seemed very relax and enjoyed posing for cameras. I chose this image because I liked the background and the cute expression of the bird. For post-processing, I cropped the image closer and did some basic adjustments in Lightroom.

8 comments posted

Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
Thank you for such a beautiful photo of this elusive little bird! Amazing that it stayed so nicely for you. I like the image very much, and as I'm very new to this dialogue, I will add only one observation. You might have cropped the bottom even further, to lessen the 'white space' beneath the branch and bring the bird even closer into focus, but I'm glad you did not do that. For my eye, the gentle glow/blur below the branch guides my eye into the picture and upward, as it continues to move upward and into the bird itself.   Posted: 10/07/2020 10:48:19
Angela Lin   Angela Lin
Thanks for your keen observation and pointing out how is the composition leading your eyes to the main object, which is quite helpful for me to apply the concept on my future images.   Posted: 10/14/2020 02:49:50

Thorro Jones   Thorro Jones
(Groups 24 & 97)
Angela I like the sharpness of the Wilson Warble in you photo. Especially the sharpness and shine on the bird's eye. Great job capturing this elusive bird. The contrast between the foreground and the out of focus green background makes the bird pop out of the photo. I also like the little bit of background browns on the right side of the picture as they tie that side of the photo to the branch that the bird is sitting on.   Posted: 10/07/2020 14:05:06
Angela Lin   Angela Lin
Your constructive opinions really help me to pay detailed attentions on the images that I would present in the future. Many thanks.   Posted: 10/14/2020 13:03:40

Robert Knight   Robert Knight
I think you have captured the bird very well. Its feathers and plumage are very sharp and so is its eye which all wildlife photographers tell us is what we should do. I also like the texture in the branch and the way you have balanced the image with the diffused foliage top right. A very enjoyable image.   Posted: 10/09/2020 17:04:08
Angela Lin   Angela Lin
I appreciate that you enjoyed my image and gave me your constructive comments too.   Posted: 10/14/2020 13:12:20

David Norris   David Norris
Hi Angela,
I too like this image I feel there is a lovely balance of color and tonal range. The balance of elements is also good, the tree branch is a strong base and the tree foliage ties all these elements together well.   Posted: 10/10/2020 19:30:34
Angela Lin   Angela Lin
Thank you for pointing out what you like about this image, which would encourage me to take better photos.   Posted: 10/14/2020 12:53:29


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