The One That Didn’t Get Away!

Today’s post features a hungry, Cape May warbler as it seeks out and captures an insect that is hiding among the crevices of a tree trunk (also captured at Magee Marsh in north Ohio).

In the first image, the warbler is stretched out, as it zeroes in on an insect:

Cape May warbler

In this next image, you can barely see the insect (a May fly?) in his mouth:

Cape May warbler with insect

Below is a radically enlarged image (well beyond good resolution), showing the insect:

Cape May warbler with insect (heavily cropped)

Coming up … more warblers and a few other subjects.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6 IS lens, all shot at 400mm
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 1600 (all images)
  • Aperture f/5.6 (all images). Due to the frequent and sudden movements that warblers exhibit, a high ISO was required to assure any movement was “frozen”.
  • Shutter 1/1000 sec. (all images)



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