Yellow-Rumped Warbler

The other day I had several of these Yellow-Rumped Warblers at the feeders.  While I have my blind setup just a few feet away from where I want the birds to land, I also have a background that allows me to capture a few "environmental" type shots.

ISO 3200, 600mm, F/6.3 @ 1/400th second

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While I could wait for this bird to hopefully come to one of the logs I have setup by the feeders to get a full frame shot of the bird only, I like to sometimes include a shot that shows you the bird's surroundings.  

The area behind my bird setup is full of these tall grasses.  The smaller birds tend to bounce from grass to grass all the time.  I am usually never quick enough to get a photo of them, however.  This day this little warbler sat on this piece of grass for a few seconds.  As I was taking images and watching through my viewfinder the wind picked up and knocked him to the ground.

This image was made with my Sony A77 II and Tamron 150-600mm Lens.  All mounted on my Sirui Tripod and PH-20 gimbal head.