Mossy Stage

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Here is another from an incredible morning spent with a Kentucky Warbler. This bird stayed in the area for hours which gave my friend and I a chance to photograph it on many different perches, including this incredible mossy stage. The growth on this perch had this small opening and we jokingly said to each other wouldn't it be great if the bird landed in that spot. Not much longer after we talked about that, something I think neither of us thought would really happen, he flew in from overhead and landed right in the opening. I guess it makes sense since there is space for it to fit in without hitting all the small plants growing there. We both fired away like crazy and I do think there was even a high five that took place as soon as the bird flew off. This year I have really enjoyed the lovely texture and vibrant color moss has provided with many of my warbler photos.

• Location: Southern New Jersey

• Exposure: 1/400 @ f/4

• ISO: 720 - 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.