Snowy Egret Sunrise Portrait

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An elegant Snowy Egret stands in the shallow water as the sun shines on from behind the bird. It was just after sunrise and the soft orange glow of the sunlight allowed me to keep plenty of detail on the white bird and also capture the great orange glow in the water behind it. I often forget how incredible the ability modern digital cameras have to be able to capture so much detail to allow for a photo like this.

• Location: Stone Harbor, New Jersey

• Date Taken: May 8, 2018

• Exposure: 1/500 @ f/4

• ISO: 500

• Exposure Mode: Manual

• 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.