Well, between Mrs. H (the expert) and me*, we're pretty good at ID by call (song) -- but, yeah, they are pretty jumpy-aroundy.Those pesky warblers can be the most uncooperative, confounding subjects sometimes.
What camera setup do you have? I have a point and shoot Lumix FZ35 and can't get the clarity that you're getting. Must be using a DSLR of some sort. I'm enjoying the pics you're posting.
It looks to me like motion blur. 1) the bird is moving, 2) some camera shake. Was the 2nd pic taken with the lens extended to it's longest focal length? Was the image stabilization on? I've just read up about your FZ35, and this would be like trying to hand-hold a nearly 500mm lens on my Nikon D610 (it's a full-frame sensor). It's difficult to capture an image, hand-held, with a long telephoto lens, unless using a fast shutter speed. VR helps some, but it only goes so far. Keep in mind the rule of thumb for shutter speed: 1/F, where F is lens length. Example: F=300, shutter= 1/300s, at the slowest. Faster yet can be beneficial.Yeah, I was referring to the yellow and common yellowthroat pics.
Here's a young Cooper's hawk taken with my FZ35 on a tripod through the kitchen window from 2017:
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More typical results though are here. Which WOULD have been a great shot had it been in focus:
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I'm generally less successful with this camera in handheld mode. I'll read up more on the D5600 unless you have a different recommendation. I wouldn't want to spend much more that the D5600 goes for.
Shutters on many cameras are good for a hundred thousand snaps or more these days. So your 1k images this month will be (+/-) 12k/ year for around 10 years. That would be a fortune in film.The (one?) nice thing about focus and blur "issues" in digital photography -- to a good approximation, snappin' a photo's free*. Take twenty (snap, snap, snap) -- maybe one will be good (or at least good enough).
I took nearly 1000 snapshots this month (so far, and it ain't, technically, over yet)*. Mind you, that amounts to, like, twelve good photos -- but that kinda arithmetic is pretty much economically unfeasible usin' film.
* As my father would say, "are you bragging or complaining?"
** Yeah, yeah, I know the digital cameras only have so many "snaps" in 'em, but it still beats payin' for, burnin' and developin' film.