This Bright Yellow Prothonotary Warbler landed in front of me while I was photographing a Great Blue Heron. I was at the Sally Jones West Causeway which is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.
The Prothonotary Warbler is a common bird at this refuge. They are also known as “swamp warblers” because they like flooded forests, forested swamps, and forests close to ponds and streams.
How I Got The Shot – A Bright Yellow Prothonotary Warbler
When this Prothonotary Warbler landed in front of me, I was fortunate. I had my camera lying on a bean bag draped over my pickup truck’s open window. I was taking pictures of a Great Blue Heron. To get the shot, I just had to shift my camera a little. Theses birds like to move through thick cover which makes it difficult to get a clean photo. If I hadn’t been setup already with my camera I would not have gotten this shot. It didn’t stick around very long before continuing on its way looking for food.
- AV Mode
- Back-button focus
- Aperture f5.6
- ISO 2500
- Shutter speed – 1/1600 per second
- -.03 exposure value
- Auto White Balance
- Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
- Multi Metering
- Focal Length – 400 mm