Redstart in the Rain

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My first visit to the Delaware Water Gap area this year ended up being one hell of a rainy day! It rained near non-stop the entire 9 plus hours I was out shooting that day. I can honestly say I hate shooting in the rain but it's almost always worth it for the look of the photos. As long as it's not raining too heavy to cause the birds to stop moving, shooting songbirds in the rain gives another entire look and lushness to the photos in my opinion. Getting water drops on everything, including the bird is always neat and the lighting since it's completely overcast is always pleasing and easy to shoot. I hope you enjoy this American Redstart as he hangs out in the spring rain near his territory.

• Location: Delaware Water Gap, New Jersey

• Exposure: 1/160 @ 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.