Last Wednesday, I headed for South Padre Island hoping to photograph some of the last of 2016’s spring migrant warblers. It was just about the end of the migration but a handful of warblers, hummingbirds and catbirds were still resting and foraging in the Convention Center thicket.
These shots were made in the shadows at a water feature without the aid of photogenic perches. Fortunately, the yellow birds exposed well, even on dead limbs.
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Most of these photos were shot at 1/160th to 1/80th of a second; pretty slow but you work with what you find.
It was a tough afternoon, shooting into thick, shaded cover, but those yellow birds made my day.