Find the Warbler

We’ve noted before our sympathy with John J. Audubon who shot warblers to get them to hold still long enough for him to identify and paint them. Audubon, of course, worked before cameras were invented.

We have a camera and it can hold warblers still for an instant – assuming we can see them in the first place. We had an advantage with this migrating warbler: We saw the bird moving before taking the photo. All you can see is the still photo, so it will be harder for you to find it. (Motion attracts the eye. We see motion with our peripheral vision. To move is to make visible.

Here is a close up. We thank the warbler for holding still for 1/250th of second so we could get the shot.

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