Spring Black and White Warbler

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Nothing too special here but I did really like how the Black and White Warbler perched right in between the branches with fresh leaves on them. Having some trees and other background textures help give this image a more natural look that I've been liking more and more over time. I used to want all my backgrounds to be completely out of focus blur but realized after some time that become somewhat boring. As always shooting these warblers in overcast light is ideal to me to show off their colors and in this case pattern without distracting light and dark areas in the background from the sun.

• Location: Belleplain State Forest - southern New Jersey

• Date Taken: April 30, 2018

• Exposure: 1/500 @ 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.