I was able to capture my first warbler today. It was a Yellow-rumped Warbler. This guy was completely in shadow and thanks to my new cannon speedlite 430EXll external flash I was able to bring out his colors and not overexpose the background. I used a lot of fill flash with my built in flash before but had many limitations. I so far have been very happy with the images I have been able to take with the external flash and look forward to other opportunities it will present for my photography. As you can see, I am a big proponent in the use of a flash outside as well as inside. :)
This species is found throughout North America at some point during the year. They are usually seen the most during migration as they have a relatively large winter range and an immense breeding range that spreads the population out. This paticular one is the Eastern Subspecies (Murtle Warbler). They are named for the yellow patch on the back of their rump (not shown in my image).
This was taken at Stewart Park in Ithaca NY.
The scientific name for this species is: Dendroica coronata.