Bubble Blowing Hooded Warbler

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File this under something I've never seen in my life until now. I was photographing this Hooded Warbler in the rain when he landed on this branch really close by. I fired off a bunch of shots and then he quickly moved on. What I didn't see until review of the photos was that he had two small bubbles sitting on the top of his beak! How cool is that, I'm guessing he somehow blew the bubbles and they stuck on his beak. I also have shots of him singing in the same spot and the bubbles stayed intact while he sang. What resilient bubbles and it made for one very unique portrait of a soggy Hooded Warbler.

• Location: Delaware Water Gap, New Jersey

• Exposure: 1/250 @ f/4

• ISO: 1400 - 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.