Sunset Plover Silhouette

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One of my favorite types of silhouette photographs to try to capture lately is including the sun in the frame. When the sun finally got low enough in the sky the colors were amazing and I had two Semipalmated Plovers and a Dowitcher working this small exposed area of sand. I was laying in about 3-4 inches of water and splashing all around as I frantically moved left and right trying to line these damn birds up with the sun. They would head one direction, I would get ahead of them in anticipation of them lining up and they would turn. This dance happened again and again.

• Location: Southern New Jersey bays

• Exposure: 1/4000 @ f/4 -1.33 EV

• ISO: 100 - 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.