Splash of Cyan

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The unique blue of the Cerulean Warbler always stands out nicely in the bright green forest. Here I caught this one as it dropped onto a mossy covered log to search for insects. It didn't stay long as most warblers tend to do but I got a short series of shots. I wanted to get a lower perspective but that was not possible in the short amount of time this bird was at this spot. With warblers though I've found you often take what you can get and hope for a better shot during the next encounter. I do certainly enjoy every encounter I get with this lovely species.

• Location: Rockaway River State Wildlife Management Area in northern New Jersey.

• Date Taken: 5/27/2018

• Exposure: 1/200 @ f/4

• ISO: 4500 - 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.