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. 🙂
Clamorous Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus, resident)
Habitat – In tall grass, bamboo thickets in open country, and in reed beds where it sings from cover.