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Cetti's Warbler - Cettisanger - Cettia cetti
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Cett's warbler can be rather frustrating to photograph. In my experience it is either skulking or turns up in full view but way too close to focus on with a telephoto lens. A unique chance presented itself to me in March 2010 when a couple of these birds turned up on an ROV survey vessel in the Black Sea - still skulking but no reeds to hide in!

Cetti's Warbler onboard a survey vessel at night

Amazingly I managed to take the above picture using a flash and a hand held 400mm lens on a moving vessel...

Above and below: Migrating Cetti's Warbler onboard a survey vessel in the Black Sea, 09 March 2010

Migrating Cetti's Warbler, Black Sea

Cetti's Warbler

Above and below were taken with a DSLR and a 400mm telephoto lens (hand held). Both at Lake Aghia, Crete.
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Cetti's Warbler

Below is a digiscoped image - Nikon Coolpix and a Swarovski telescope were used.
Below is a d
Cetti's Warbler

Aghia Lake, Crete, 29 September 2006. Cetti's Warbler - a hard bird to photograph as this species, although very vocal does not tend to show itself for long. A European Greenfinch is present to the left.

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