Prothonotary and a Spider

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Nothing like spending a morning sitting in the swamp with a great friend and a Prothonotary Warbler. Unfortunately the bird never came really close to us but I did manage to get this one single photo that I liked of it grabbing a spider it found on this low branch. This is my favorite place to watch these birds because of the still water and potential for reflections like in this shot. Every other Prothonotary Warbler I've ever seen has been near running water which is not going to show reflections but at this one spot they love these still swamps. They seem to do great with insects and such so I could see why they stay in this area.

• Location: Southern New Jersey

• Date Taken: May 1, 2019

• Exposure: 1/500 @ f/4

• ISO: 2000 - 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.