Silhouetted Singing Yellow-throated

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I was playing off a concept of a photo I had taken last year of an Ovenbird singing in the forest. This year I managed to get the singing silhouette with a Yellow-throated Warbler, which is a little more identifiable with its much longer bill then most warblers and the fact that you can see a little bit of the incredibly bright yellow on the throat. This bird seems to really enjoy hanging out in a large stand of Holly trees and I've found it there on multiple occasions now. They are incredibly tough birds to photograph as they bounce around the branches almost non-stop, occasionaly stopping to sing like you see here. Taken in southern New Jersey.

• Location: Southern New Jersey

• Date Taken: April 5, 2019

• Exposure: 1/320 @ f/4 -1 and 1/3 EV

• 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.