Male Eastern Towhee

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For some reason I never seem to spend much time trying to photograph Eastern Towhee. I hear them and see them quite often while out shooting but I always seem to pass them by. On this day things were slowing down in the evening and this was the only bird around making noise so my friend and I went over to see if we could get a shot or two. When this lovely male popped out on the wet mossy and lichen covered log with a nice clean background I was thrilled. This is my first good photo of this species and I'm happy to have it now. They are quite a nice looking bird with those rusty sides and the deep red eye.

• Location: Delaware Water Gap, New Jersey

• Date Taken: May 5, 2019

• Exposure: 1/250 @ f/4

• ISO: 1100 - 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.