Prothonotary Warbler - A Day Outing

Photographed on June 6, 2018

I had an engagement session to photograph in far southern New Jersey and it was not too far from where Scott and I had found a Prothonotary Warbler earlier in the year.  I decided to bring my waders with me and spend an hour or so trying to photograph this species one last time.  The swamp was the highest level of water I'd seen all spring and the warbler was very cooperative.  I had imagined getting some shots that involved the water and reflections but thought it would be really tough.  When the bird landed on a low floating log with a perfect reflection I couldn't believe how lucky I got!  Next I photographed it on a stump pointing out of the water, singing away.  I experienced some close encounters as it was feeding on dragonflies, singing all around me and giving me a ton of opportunities.  I was so glad I made the decision to try that just before my shoot.  It was my last planned warbler outing of the season.

Nature photography has become a very passionate hobby of mine and whenever I get a chance I love to get outside and enjoy being outdoors. I am also the co-owner of KGM Expressions, a wedding and portrait photography business, with my wife Kim. This is how we make our living and I love that we get to do that together.