Singing Black and White Warbler

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This might be my favorite Black and White Warbler photo I've ever taken. I really like the way the light, was soft on the bird and gave a gentle spotlight in the background. The texture and splashes of green lichen really made the perch stand out too. I also really like the subtle texture in the background instead of just a plain smooth background. The pose of the warbler however is what really makes the shot for me, I love its classic clinging pose and singing out to the side.

• Location: Southern New Jersey

• Date Taken: April 17, 2019

• Exposure: 1/400 @ f/4

• ISO: 320 - 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.