Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)
Fairborn Marsh, Fairborn, Ohio
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” - Rachel Carson
Neck deep (figuratively not literally) in a local patch of marshes, the time of year was prime for the second bird migration through Ohio. Many birds use the Buckeye state as a rest stop on their way south, while some hardy species may overwinter until the next year's migration time. This particular warbler, a Palm Warbler, was one of several species I saw on this particular morning.
Photography to me is all about balance. Marrying the the left and right sides of the brain, the technical and the creative. This is the reason why so many people enjoy it, the medium is so diverse in all aspects. This was a tough morning photographing all these warblers in a small cramped space. They flitted about the dense green foliage with no pause. The narrow trail was my only footpath towards them, yet a few made themselves known like this warbler. Nothing is hard if you try your hardest.
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