Prothonotary and Mountain Laurel

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As it gets later in the spring season some forests start to come alive with flowering shrubs. Seeing the beautiful pink Mountain Laurel flowers in the deep green forest looks great. Getting a photo of this brilliant Prothonotary Warbler on those flowers is about as good as it gets for me. This isn't my favorite Prothonotary Warbler photo I've taken but I do really like how it looks with the pretty pink flowers and that fun sideways pose its giving in this shot. I hadn't really had any photos of this species I loved this year, which is usually a bird I get to photograph a lot each year, it took a while but I finally have one I love this year. The next image I'll share of this species is my favorite of it from this year.

• Location: Southern New Jersey

• Exposure: 1/500 @ f/4

• ISO: 400 - 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.