Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/05/02

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Hermit Warbler
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 14:58:45 +0200
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Nice to get another dose of you bird glory, Doug. Especially the picture of 
the female is gorgeous.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Apr 30, 2014, at 8:17 PM, Doug Herr wrote:

> 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.
> female:
> male:
> 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
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In reply to: Message from wildlightphoto at (Doug Herr) ([Leica] IMG: Hermit Warbler)