Least Sandpiper and Reflection

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I don't often get to spend much time close to these incredibly small shorebirds so this encounter was quite pleasant. This one Least Sandpiper worked the shallows right in front of me as the rising sun was shining on some near perfect soft light. I kept trying to capture it close to those small pieces of green grass to add some interest to the photo but it didn't stay near the grass very long. I did at least manage to capture a solid reflection on this portrait.

• Location: Southern New Jersey shore

• Exposure: 1/400 @ f/4

• ISO: 400

• Exposure Mode: Manual

• 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.