Blackburnian on a Mossy and Lichen Perch

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One of my favorite birds of the warbler season was this male Blackburnian Warbler who was by far the most cooperative warbler of the season. From my first visit to my last of 6 or 7 times (I forgot how many times I went there) this bird was always just as cooperative. Unlike every Blackburnian I've encountered previously this one loved to forage near or on the ground which gave me so many opportunities to photograph it. Here it landed on this amazing lichen and moss covered perch. I really loved the incredible texture this perch had and thankfully the lighting was just right for this portrait.

• Location: Delaware Water Gap, New Jersey

• Exposure: 1/400 @ f/4.5

• ISO: 2200 - 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.