Louisiana Waterthrush Bridge

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Every spring I look forward to spending a few days with these incredible warblers. These Louisiana Waterthrush hang out in the coolest habitat around, with running water a requirement it allows for some really cool photography. I quickly learned last year that they love to move from rock to rock as they search for food along the water's edge. Realizing this I of course wondered what would happen if I provided them a bridge over some of the rocks. It turns out they love the convenience of the branch as a bridge and are quite happy to walk across it. So I did place this found branch on top of these rocks and the bird was kind enough to walk across it multiple times as it searched for insects. With it being so early in spring there is not much color in the forest yet so the splashes of green provided by the moss on the rocks and the branch gave just the right splash of color and I really like how you can see a bit of water spilling between the two rocks. I was able to achieve the really low angle by sitting in the water in my waders to get just the right perspective.

• Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

• Exposure: 1/50 @ 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.