This is a species that I photographed a lot last year but struggled to get good photos of this year. I didn't see them as much as previous years and in the one place I always see them they weren't as prevelant. In any case it was nice to finally find some that were cooperative. This one gave me the exact kind of shot that I always like. The bird is pretty small in the frame but stands out against a clean background and I really like how it paused in just the right opening in the bright green leaves. They rarely do that so when it does happen I'm always really thankful for it. I also liked that you can see the small insect on one of the upper leaves.
• Location: Southern New Jersey
• Exposure: 1/1600 @ f/4
• ISO: 400 - auto
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 500mm
• Lens: Nikon 500mm f/4 VR
• Camera: Nikon D4s