Another Parula

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By far the species I've photographed the most this year is the Northern Parula. They are quite commong all over southern New Jersey where I've spent a lot of time and have been quite cooperative to photograph. This one I photographed at my favorite tree. This time there was still dew hanging on the spider webs on the tree and the soft overcast light was just about perfect for this looking back portrait. I also like how the bird perched right in the little opening in the lichens that covered this branch.

• Location: Southern New Jersey

• Date Taken: May 2, 2019

• Exposure: 1/320 @ f/5.6

• ISO: 400 - auto

• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority

• Focal Length: 420

• Lens: Nikon 300mm f/4 PF VR + 1.4x TCIII

• 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.