Selection of Philippine avian wildlife all captured in habitat, plus nature and miscellaneous images.

Clamorous Reed-Warbler in sweet light

This noisy, medium large warbler (7 inches total length)  seldom comes out in the open, preferring to sing from the cover of grasses or reeds. Hence, I was very pleased when this individual came out of its usual lair while I was field-testing my days old Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) way back in 2005. 

I particularly like the photogenic cobweb-laden perch and strong eye contact. The background was nicely melted by the thin DOF of such a long focal length shot at a relatively close subject, while the late afternoon light was heavenly sweet.

If I recall correctly, it was the very first keeper of my then new monster lens. The impressive feather detail shows the fine optics of this big glass. 🙂

Shooting Info – Candaba wetlands, Pampanga, Philippines, April 9, 2005, Canon 300D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG), 687 mm, f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/200 sec, 475B/3421 support, near full frame, available light, jpeg capture.

Clamorous Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus, resident)

Habitat – In tall grass, bamboo thickets in open country, and in reed beds where it sings from cover.

Video clips of this species filmed at Candaba wetlands.


2 responses

  1. Thanks for visiting and the kind words!

    April 15, 2011 at 10:09 am

  2. Anonymous

    Hi! you are a great photographer, you got a very beautiful place and a wonderful view..keep up the good work sir.

    April 15, 2011 at 12:20 am

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