Pink and Blue

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Two years ago I stumbled upon a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at this park when the cherry trees were blossoming. I have been meaning to get back again but missed out last year. This year I had some time one evening and stopped at the park to see what was around. There wasn't much else going on but the trees where looking beautiful and in the same exact area I found a pair of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers again. I spent the evening as the sun was setting trying to photograph these frantic birds on the colorful blossoms. For this shot I stayed in position to capture the scene with soft backlight as the sun was getting lower in the sky. It was also windy so when the little bird landed on this branch and turned around the wind caught its feathers and fluffed it up like you see here. I have a lot more photos from my time spent with these noisy and spunky little birds and I'll probably share a collection of them in the near future.

• Location: Southern New Jersey

• Date Taken: April 17, 2019

• Exposure: 1/1600 @ 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.