Bay-breasted Warbler

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Getting a decent photo of this species was the last thing I expected to get this year since they do not breed in my areas and I don't really visit good migration locations. When I saw this bird though I was so happy and then when it came down to a lower perspective I was even more happy. Unfortunately the sun was out when I shot this and the background got really light but for my first ever photo of a Bay-breasted Warbler I'll take it. I processed the background in post much darker and gave it a little green color for some liveliness. They sure are a beautiful looking bird. Hopefully one day I'll get to see one even better than this.

• Location: Delaware Water Gap, New Jersey

• Exposure: 1/500 @ 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.