This specific bird has been one of my favorites this year. I've visited him and his mate on 3 occasions now and every time he still manages to impress me. During my first encounter I didn't think I'd ever get better photos of a Blackburnian Warbler. I was wrong. On this outing my friend and I spent a long time hanging out in its territory, watching it feed almost non-stop, occasionally disappearing only to return a short bit later. I was standing up when it landed on this incredibly beautiful mossy perch and I took a bunch of photos. Since he stayed put for a while I then dropped my perspective to get the bright green background of the distant trees and that really made the shot for me. All the vibrant green and texture with such a striking warbler standing right on it is one of my favorites of the season.
• Location: Delaware Water Gap, New Jersey
• Exposure: 1/500 @ f/4
• ISO: 1000 - auto
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 500mm
• Lens: Nikon 500mm f/4 VR
• Camera: Nikon D4s