Rainy Redstart

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On a non-stop rainy day I spent some time in the Delaware Water Gap searching for warblers and other spring songbirds. The at times heavy rain made the day listening and seeing birds very difficult as well as taking photos. I was pretty soggy by the end of the day but the look of the photos in the rain is something I always love. Everything glistening and lush and in this case you can see the water drops on the head of the bird. I really liked the perch with all the different growth on it for this lovely male American Redstart sporting some really bright orange.

• Location: Delaware Water Gap, New Jersey

• Date Taken: May 5, 2019

• Exposure: 1/200 @ f/4

• ISO: 2800 - 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.