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Among the spring warblers, I always consider the Common Yellowthroat to be a special capture.  Despite the implication of its name, in my experience the Common Yellowthroat is rather uncommon.  It’s also an elusive bird, and several of my experiences with it have involved painstaking patience and maneuvering to capture a single image as it’s moved through the undergrowth.

In this instance, however, I was in the right place at the right time.  Actually, I was kayaking and photography wasn’t my primary goal, although I did have the camera on-hand.  When I saw colored motion along the shore, I was able to capture three frames before he moved out of range, and one of them came out.

Brent Pennington is a freelance photographer and the driving force behind The Roving Photographer. When he\’s not working with portraiture or promotional clients, he’s usually in the field, hiking, or kayaking in pursuit of nature and wildlife shots.

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