Hanging Around

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By this point in the season I had taken what I thought was every possible portrait of a Northern Parula that I could get. I was proven wrong when this bird dropped in close on this branch and then hung completely upside down to get at some caterpillars that were on the underside of the leaves. The bird didn't find any under these leaves but right before it dropped off and flew to another spot it tilted its head like this which gave me such a curious look. The lighting was really tough with some spotted sunlight coming through but this incredibly fun pose still outweighed the less than stellar light for me.

• Location: Southern New Jersey

• Exposure: 1/250 @ 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.