Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hooded Warbler

Hooded Warbler (male) near Port Aransas, Texas
EOS 1DSIII; 500/4IS & 2X teleconvertor; 580EX flash with Better Beamer
1/50s @ f/8; fill flash at - 1 2/3

After more than 10 years of unsuccessfully trying to photograph Hooded Warblers during spring migration in Ontario, I've had incredible luck with them here in Texas.

The past couple days on the central Texas coast have been spectacular for both songbird and waterbird photography. I've added at least a dozen species to my collection.

I'm camping on the beach right now and have to ration my power usage (batteries are running low) so will keep this a brief post. Will post more photos soon when I'm in a hotel.


  1. Anonymous9:36 AM

    camping on a beach? NICE...I'm going to work now...sigh...

  2. Ethan ... Congratulations re: Hooded Warbler.

    Haven't seen any Warblers here yet - but should be any day now! I wonder which will be the first sighting for this year? Last year, my first was a male Black-throated Blue. So beautiful!