Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/05/01

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Subject: [Leica] Hermit Warbler
From: cummer at (H&ECummer)
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 06:29:32 -0700
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Hi Doug,
Great shots - as we have come to expect. I especially like the incredible 
micro detail from the 280/f4.0 as drawn on the DMR.
When that venerable machine no longer functions I wonder what camera you 
will move the 280/f4.0 over to.
The Sony A7R (or its successor) perhaps?

Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:17:23 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: Doug Herr <wildlightphoto at>
Subject: [Leica] IMG: Hermit Warbler
To: lug at

Last weekend I visited San Diego county in southern California where after 
an hour or so of fruitless hiking in the desert I returned to the trailhead 
and found a micro-flock of Hermit Warblers in the bush across the road from 
the car.

Hermit Warblers spend winters in Mexico and summers in the western mountains 
from southern California to Washington state, generally in the tops of 
conifers.  During migration they have to cross the lowlands and when 
crossing the deserts an oasis such as Agua Caliente county park draws them 
to water.  This micro-flock of 4 or 5 birds (hard to count them, they move 
quickly and hide in the bushes) was intent on foraging for arthropods so I 
waited an hour until I turned into background scenery & the birds hardly 
paid attention to me.



technical stuff: R8/DMR, 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R, 1.4x APO-Extender-R, monopod 
& shoulder stock.  All comments welcome.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento