Redstart Shakeout

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It's been a good year for photographing shaking warblers! I have a few different species now in th emiddle of shaking and ruffling their feathers. Each time I'm still amazed how well they hold their head completely steady while their entire body is moving like crazy. I guess it makes sense they have that ability built in since they have to fly and jump around from branch to branch and keep their eyes on what they are doing. Here this male American Redstart is full on shaking as his feathers blur from the motion. My friend and I spent a good chunk of time with this bird as it stayed in one area feeding and singing.

• Location: Delaware Water Gap, New Jersey

• Exposure: 1/500 @ 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.