Feeding Common Yellowthroat - Realtime Edit

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I was staked out in this spot for a Northern Waterthrush but it never showed. Thankfully this Common Yellowthroat was kind enough to put on a show. It was acting just like a Waterthrush in that it was feeding on the insects around the water in this tiny creek. It was pretty amazing to see it jump around the rocks and feed so close to the running water. I had to do a good bit of burning to make the bird stand out and you can see that in the edit video below.

• Location: Central New Jersey

• Exposure: 1/250 @ f/4

• ISO: 1100 - 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.