Blue-winged with Caterpillar

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One of the things I really wanted to do this year was capture warblers exhibiting more behavior compared to the starndar portraits I always capture them with. While I didn't achieve near as much behavior as I wanted to I did manage to get more this year than in the past. Here is an example of this Blue-winged Warbler with a large and almost neon green caterpillar in its beak. It swallowed the critter down quickly so I didn't have long to get this lucky shot through all the foreground leaves.

• Location: Central 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

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.