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Black and White

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 18 May 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This little guy is the Black and White Warbler. It is quite cute and very small. You'll find it foraging for insects on tree trunks and branchs. Not sure if you can make it out or not, but check out the beak. Looks like it found a snack. That's a little bug it just found in the bark.
The place is a live again for the summer. Birds every where. While photographing this warbler, I also got a Cape May Warbler, Savanah Sparrow, Bluejay, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Downy Woodpecker, and a Robin. Just before this shot, I was shooting an American Bittern, some people with their kids and dogs walked between me and the bird and did not notice it. Like I said in Stealthy Hunter posted on May 2nd, they blend in well.
If I were to list all the species we saw yesterday, you would definately be jealous. It's been a long couple days. Just today left and then the weekend is over.
Thank you All for your comments and support. I certainly do Appreciate it. I will try to get caught up later this week.

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Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful capture

18 May 2009 5:10am

@Didier DE ZAN: Thank you very much

Alun from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot, so hard to shoot little birds, great job

18 May 2009 5:27am

@Alun: Thank you. They do not sit still very long. They're always fitting about. I was quite fortunate.

Lylou & Roland from Besancon, France

A so nice bird on a great position...

18 May 2009 5:34am

@Lylou & Roland: Thank you. They like to forage like a nut hatch. They don't seem to care whether they're walking up or down the tree trunk.

r00t from Csorna, Hungary

amazing details and focus. very good.

18 May 2009 5:53am

@r00t: Thank you.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

am jealous already not that it matters I couldn't do them justice like you do. You could make a great book with your shots. This is another stunner

18 May 2009 6:31am

@jamesy: Thank you very much. As a matter of fact, that is something I'm trying to work toward. I appreciate your suggestion and compliment.

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

Exceptionally clear shot of this cute little fellow, I can see the snack, not my idea of a snack but he looks pretty happy with himself! :)

18 May 2009 6:35am

@Craig@Random Ramblings: Thanks Craig. He looked quite happy. The snack did not last long, and he was on looking for more.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Another nice and special bird. Wonderful !!

18 May 2009 7:12am

@Loner: Thank you Sonja

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Cute bird, great capture, nice and sharp.

18 May 2009 8:24am

@Zing: Thank you very much.

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot Lee, lovely detail and angle

18 May 2009 8:27am

@P J W Miller: Thanks Peter.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Wow what a cool little fella!!! I see I have missed some wonderful images over the weekend!
great work Lee!!! See you for Silly Tuesday!!

18 May 2009 8:39am

@Linerberry: Thanks for the compliment Liners, and yes I will be around for ST

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

He is havving dinner! Great capture!

18 May 2009 9:04am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

such a great capture. how can it feel comfortable eating in this pose:)

18 May 2009 9:27am

@Linda: Thank you. It must be different trying to swallow upside down. They seem to spend a lot of time in this position.

zOOm from Paris, France

Really looks like you've done a selective desat ! Impressive, so scarce for animals to be in B&W !

18 May 2009 10:58am

@zOOm: Thanks Florence. They are pure black and white. It is different looking for sure.

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

Lee, great capture...I can't wait to see all those bird shots :)

18 May 2009 11:39am

@Marion: Thank you Marion. I will post for sure.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

I am quite jealous :).. Great Capture!!

18 May 2009 12:06pm

@Sarito: Thank you very much.

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very nice.
Interesting shot.
Thank you.

18 May 2009 12:45pm

@Moridi: Thank you for the compliment.

kisskool from fontainebleau, France

again a good and nice shoot

18 May 2009 12:49pm

@kisskool: Thank you

JanW from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Great shot Lee, and uhh... jealous? Who?? Me?? YES! Of course!!!

18 May 2009 12:51pm

@JanW: Thank you very much.

Kathe from Marquette, Michigan, United States

Awesome! Sort of looks like a combination of a chickadee and a nuthatch, doesn't it?

Yet another species I've never seen. And, yes, I am VERY jealous. ;^)

18 May 2009 12:52pm

@Kathe: Thanks Kathe. They do feed like nuthatches, roaming up and down tree trunks.

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Glad to see you took full advantage of the May long weekend! Another fantastic capture!

18 May 2009 1:00pm

@Elora: Thanks Elora. The weekend was cool and damp almost as usual. However, it had it's good times also.

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

cute bugger

18 May 2009 1:27pm

@Daniel: Thank you.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

what a lovely bird, you are a great source of information as well, wonderful :)

18 May 2009 1:58pm

@Lorraine: Thank you Lorraine. A huge compliment. My humblest appreciation.

Hidalgo from Herunen, Finland

Great shot with nice details and focus. very good.

18 May 2009 2:05pm

@Hidalgo: Thank you.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully captured and well documented! Thanks Lee! ;-)

18 May 2009 2:09pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you eric. You are welcome.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite, Lee. Excellent detail. Love the lichen on the tree. The background helps the photograph to pop. Terrific directional light.

18 May 2009 2:13pm

@john4jack: Thanks Jack. It does all seem to come together in this one.

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Lovely little guy all dressed in black and white...perhaps for a black tie affair? LOL

18 May 2009 2:35pm

@Shar: Thanks Shar. Great sense of humour.

BoB from Milano, Italy

wonderful portrait! great details

18 May 2009 3:00pm

@BoB: Thank you very much.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful capture here Lee......just a perfect composition....the blurred background really makes the little beauty pop!!! OK, now we're ALL jealous!!

18 May 2009 4:08pm

@Susan: Thank you very much Susan

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

That is beautiful! What a great shot.

18 May 2009 4:29pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you

Heather J. Woodland from Napanee ON, Canada


18 May 2009 5:16pm

@Heather J. Woodland: Thank you.

mats from Texas, United States

jealous indeed and be snapping left and right. 'guess I'll just be contented with a cardinal or a dove. :-)

18 May 2009 6:08pm

@mats: Thanks Mats. I only have a few shots of a cardinal. Lucky you. They are rare in this area. We had one here last winter, It made the front page of the newspaper. I looked but could not find it.

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Beautiful capture! Love the composition!

18 May 2009 6:57pm

@Giovanni: Thank you.

Denise from Duncannon, United States

I like how you captured him in the downward position. BEautiful shot!

18 May 2009 8:55pm

@Denise: Thank you Denise. They spend a lot of their time in this position. Just like a nut hatch.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


18 May 2009 9:57pm

@Onlymehdi: Thank you.

Baby Sis from Canada

Looks like he is having a great snack. Great picture, look forward to the others. Hope you had a great weekend.

18 May 2009 10:22pm

@Baby Sis: Thank you. The weekend was cool and busy. But I enjoyed it.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful shot of the little warbler. Nice job.

19 May 2009 2:26am

@LauraS: Thank you very much.

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Great shot! Excellent composition...

19 May 2009 12:05pm

@Sandrine: Thank you.

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

wow....what a beauty. Fantastic shot

19 May 2009 3:38pm

@Hema Iyer: Thank you Hema.

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous capture ! BEAUTIFUL !!!

19 May 2009 3:51pm

@Mariana: Many thanks.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantatsic capture! Yes, they are so cute and fun to watch! :)

19 May 2009 5:44pm

@Magda: Thank you. Yes they are interesting to watch, flitting here and there, never staying still very long.

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

This is one beautiful bird to watch...great shot Lee...

20 May 2009 9:23am

@dkc: Thank you very much.

Kerri from Blacksburg, United States

Another beauty here! Looks like he's all dressed up in a pin striped suit :)

20 May 2009 11:18am

@Kerri: Thanks Kerri. It does look like a pin striped suit.

eva from Rouen, France

Fantastic !

24 May 2009 9:31am

@eva: Thank you.