Semipalmated Plover Glowing in the Marsh

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As the sun was lowering in the sky this cute young Semipalmated Plover walked out into the open sand in the marsh. The glowing sun was just right on this little bird and I was sure to compose this shot to include all the nice out of focus grasses in the background.

• Location: Central New Jersey marsh

• Exposure: 1/2500 @ 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.