Betty Thompson Gallery

Betty attended the May 31- June 4, 2022 workshop. Despite the misfortune of losing a day of images and 7 additional species on May 31 to a CF card failure, she had the following excellent results. Using a Canon Ef 400mm f/2.8 is lens paired with a Canon 7D Mark2 (with an effective focal length of 640mm), she did very well in low light conditions and was able to use high shutter speeds in good light to capture 3 impressive takeoff images.

This gallery and other galleries of persons who attended workshops are intended to show results. For every image, copyright is that of the owner of the image. My use of the small jpeg from each selected raw image is for this gallery only. After preparing the jpegs of a workshop attendee gallery I destroy all of their copied raw images and original prepared full-sized files.

Betty let me view her images from the workshop on the last day in the evening, when the weather made it impossible to have any chance of photographing songbirds. I picked out and copied a few images from the thousands of images she took by viewing them in BreezeBrowser Pro. This took me about 2 hours.

I selected images that were sharp on the bird, exposed correctly or very close to correctly, and had a good head angle on the bird (not facing away). Composition was a priority, as well as live vegetation in the background (when in focus or partially in focus), as opposed to sticks without leaves or needles.

One of the important things I do is correct the contrast and especially the color casts that happen with digital capture of warblers and other songbirds. I also demonstrate all of this to clients if desired.

Male Cape May Warbler

Male Canada Warbler

Male Northern Parula

Male Scarlet Tanager

Male Kirtland Warbler Takeoff

Male Black-throated Green Warbler

Female Hairy Woodpecker at Nest

Male Blackburnian Warbler

Sedge Wren

Male Black and White Warbler

Male Magnolia Warbler

Male Chestnut-sided Warbler

Male Palm Warbler Take-off

Male Mourning Warbler

Female American Redstart

Male Canada Warbler Takeoff

Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Male Cape May Warbler with Spruce Budworm

Female Black and White Warbler

Female Black-throated Green Warbler

Female Blackburnian Warbler

Female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Nest

Male Black and White Warbler

Male Blackburnian Warbler

Male Canada Warbler

Male Common Yellowthroat

Male Chestnut-sided Warbler

Male Kirtland Warbler

Vesper Sparrow

Male Mourning Warbler

Male Nashville Warbler

Veery

Male Northern Parula

Male Pine Warbler

Male Palm Warbler

Male Scarlet Tanager

Male Black-throated Green Warbler

Below is a species list of birds photographed well by Betty (M = male, F = female)

May 30
American Redstart M + F
Northern Parula M + F
Yellow-rumped W M + F
Black and white W M + F
Blackburnian W M + F
Black-throated Green W M + F
Magnolia W M
Nashville W M
Canada W M
Ovenbird M
Red-eyed Vireo M

May 31
Warbling Vireo M
Yellow Warbler M
Chestnut-sided W M
Blackburnian W M
Hermit Thrush M
Least Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo M
Indigo Bunting M
Pileated Woodpecker at nest F

June 1
Common Yellowthroat M
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at nest M + F
Scarlet Tanager M
Mourning W M
Veery
Blackburnian W M
Rose-breasted Grosbeak M
Purple finch M

June 2
Sedge Wren
Flicker nest F
Hairy Woodpecker nest F
Canada W M
Chestnut-sided W M

June 3
Pine W M
Kirtland’s W M
Palm W M
Vesper Sparrow M
Cape May W M