Waterthrush Silhouette

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I have really enjoyed trying to capture this style of photo of warblers and other songbirds in the forest. This is the third warbler I've captured this way and it is a Louisiana Waterthrush singing very loudly from its perch deep in the swampy forest. When it landed up a little higher I quickly moved into position to place it's head right in front of the one opening of light in the background. This species is always so commited when singing out and really opens its beak wide and you can clearly see the tongue sticking out as well. Their loud song echos so beautifully in the deep swamp and is a sound I love to stand there and take in. At some point in the near future I'll share a collection of all these silhouettes I've been lucky enough to capture in the past couple of years.

• Location: Cape May County, New Jersey

• Date Taken: April 11, 2019

• Exposure: 1/250 @ f/4 

• ISO: 450 - 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.