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EOS M6 Mark II
Sep 30, 2021
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Got lots of abuse for photographing these by birders as it is a red listed bird. They were not disturbed and I just got the shots by walking along a public footpath. Great little birds.

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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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Apr 30, 2017
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Got lots of abuse for photographing these by birders as it is a red listed bird. They were not disturbed and I just got the shots by walking along a public footpath. Great little birds.

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I don't know were you took the photos but in general their population is considered not threatened. In some countries off course they may exist in low numbers and locally considered "threatened".
Anyway - nice shots! And I think some people are over reacting (may be just to show how careful to the nature they are and how "bad" you are...) but they are usually misinformed (or simply uneducated) about the given bird behavior: I don't think the warblers are between the bird species that would get scared by someone taking photos of them from reasonable distance. I have seen many warblers back in Europe foraging 6-8 (and even less!) meters next to me without any stress! They wouldn't be so sure if there is a natural predator around but no one of these "very concerned birders" will say "kill the predators" because it's not the "right agenda"! My own principle is to respect the nests (keep reasonable distance from them) and the offspring.
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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Apr 30, 2017
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Today I went to a local park - mostly for the walk. Met a friend and we seat on a bench to talk. After 5-10 minutes some birds approached (probably thinking we are harmless). Pure birds didn't know we are "armed and dangerous" - both of us were with cameras :D!
Here are some "portraits" taken from short distances.

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candyman

EOS 5D Mark IV
Sep 27, 2011
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Today I went to a local park - mostly for the walk. Met a friend and we seat on a bench to talk. After 5-10 minutes some birds approached (probably thinking we are harmless). Pure birds didn't know we are "armed and dangerous" - both of us were with cameras :D!
Here are some "portraits" taken from short distances.
Nice portraits. Great details!
 
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usern4cr

R5
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Sep 2, 2018
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Kentucky, USA
Today I went to a local park - mostly for the walk. Met a friend and we seat on a bench to talk. After 5-10 minutes some birds approached (probably thinking we are harmless). Pure birds didn't know we are "armed and dangerous" - both of us were with cameras :D!
Here are some "portraits" taken from short distances.

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Great photos, and I agree with the comment of your "great details"! Beautiful, ISv!
 
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Distinctly Average

EOS M6 Mark II
Sep 30, 2021
71
206
Lovely shots of a bird I have seen on only two occasions.
Thanks AlanF. Saw my first at Rainham, just a single bird that visited for a few days. Since then I have regularly seen them at Thursley Common while visiting Colin. Numbers are good there.
I don't know were you took the photos but in general their population is considered not threatened. In some countries off course they may exist in low numbers and locally considered "threatened".
Anyway - nice shots! And I think some people are over reacting (may be just to show how careful to the nature they are and how "bad" you are...) but they are usually misinformed (or simply uneducated) about the given bird behavior: I don't think the warblers are between the bird species that would get scared by someone taking photos of them from reasonable distance. I have seen many warblers back in Europe foraging 6-8 (and even less!) meters next to me without any stress! They wouldn't be so sure if there is a natural predator around but no one of these "very concerned birders" will say "kill the predators" because it's not the "right agenda"! My own principle is to respect the nests (keep reasonable distance from them) and the offspring.
Thanks. Here in the UK they are red listed. We have few areas of suitable habitat as well as populations being damaged by fires. Numbers have risen though.
Beautiful shots!
Thank you.
 
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macrunning

Enjoying the Ride
Feb 12, 2021
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WA
Today I went to a local park - mostly for the walk. Met a friend and we seat on a bench to talk. After 5-10 minutes some birds approached (probably thinking we are harmless). Pure birds didn't know we are "armed and dangerous" - both of us were with cameras :D!
Here are some "portraits" taken from short distances.

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Nice shots. I like the first one the most only because I've never seen one!
 
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macrunning

Enjoying the Ride
Feb 12, 2021
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WA
This is a shot of an Annas Hummingbird from the end of Aug. Everday this little fellah would perch atop our lilac tree and hang out most of the day while dropping down to the hummingbird feeder. I hope he comes back next year.
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HenryL

EOS R3, R5
CR Pro
Apr 1, 2020
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We had an atypically warm morning today, it definitely called for a stroll in the park. Plenty of waterfowl...very crowded :D. All photos SOOC jpg just resized for upload here. R3 + 100-500 + TC.
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Some of them had a slight attitude though...
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Not my favorite bird (and not waterfowl), but the little guy insisted on posing...
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Warm enough for a swim...
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macrunning

Enjoying the Ride
Feb 12, 2021
215
554
WA
We had an atypically warm morning today, it definitely called for a stroll in the park. Plenty of waterfowl...very crowded :D. All photos SOOC jpg just resized for upload here. R3 + 100-500 + TC.
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Some of them had a slight attitude though...
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Not my favorite bird (and not waterfowl), but the little guy insisted on posing...
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Warm enough for a swim...
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Nice shots! I really like that first one.