Taking up residence

This past year, I have paid much more attention the birds around here.  Most of that focus was brought about as a result of a trip to the Smoky Mountains for a workshop with David Akoubian.  The “bird nerd” in-chief really got me focused on the winged wonders that surround us all the time.  Getting a great long-lens from Tamron also made this a pleasure.

I have been amazed at the varieties of birds we have seen especially as the seasons have changed.  Winter has been a surprise to me.  I guess I expected to see lots of sparrows, chickadees and cardinals but had no idea that the bluebirds and warblers would be so common.  I posted a shot of a yellow-rumped warbler a few days ago thinking that I wouldn’t get a second chance.  Well, now they are around most of the time.  I got this nice portrait yesterday so, I guess they are winter residents now.  That makes me happy!

Yellow-rumped Warbler
(Setophaga coronata)

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/8 – 1/125 sec – ISO 800

#BirdWatching #birds #YellowRumpedWarbler #winter #Georgia #WithMyTamron

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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