Grasshopper Silhouette - Realtime Edit

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I don't photograph insects very often but sometimes they just present a pretty photo. While waiting for some Seaside Sparrows to show at the marsh I saw this grasshopper up at the top of the marsh grass. The sunrise sky in the background was rather pretty so I just went ahead and snagged a shot. You can see my basic edit of this photo in the video below.

• Location: Southern New Jersey marsh

• Exposure: 1/1250 @ f/4

• ISO: 400 - auto

• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority

• Focal Length: 500mm

• Lens: Nikon 500mm f/4 VR

• Camera: Nikon D4s


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.