As a wildlife photographer, I had the opportunity to capture a stunning shot of a Prothonotary Warbler during my recent visit to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was a memorable moment as the bird came close to my pickup while I was photographing a Barred Owl.
What struck me the most about this species is how they seem to be unfazed by the presence of humans. In fact, the Prothonotary Warbler has a reputation for being quite tolerant of people, which makes them a fascinating subject for photography.
As I learned from my research, these birds are not only comfortable around humans, but they also seem to have a curious nature. Whenever I am in their territory, they often come out to investigate, allowing me to capture some truly stunning shots.
Overall, my experience with the Prothonotary Warbler has been nothing short of amazing, and I am grateful for the opportunity to capture these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.
I was using a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens. I had this setup resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.
- AV Mode
- Aperture: f5.6
- ISO: 800
- Shutter speed: 1/250 sec.
- Exposure Compensation: +1/2
- Focal Length – 500 mm