Least Tern and Eggs

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I've wanted to visit this Least Tern colony in the evening lately to get something just like this. My first two visits were in the morning and while I got great images I knew the evening light would be great. My first attempt was fine except the clouds rolled in for the last 30 minutes which turned off the light. On this visit thankfully the light was perfect. The late evening sun was shining right through the tall dune grasses and shining right on this Least Tern as it walked in to setting on its nest. I really liked how you can see the sun glowing on all the feathers under it that draws your eye to that area where you can see the pair of eggs laying in the sand. I am patiently waiting for the chicks to hatch on this nest, hopefully I'll be able to make a visit shortly after that happens.

• Location: Southern New Jersey Shore

• Exposure: 1/1600 @ 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.