Glowing Seaside Sparrow

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I know I've mentioned it many times but I really love photographing the birds of the salt marsh in southern New Jersey. Here is a Seaside Sparrow with a soft glow from the just risen sun. One of the few times I got pretty close to one in the grass, or rather it landed close to me. I love the curves and lines the marsh grasses make in these photos and here the sparrow has a rather alert pose as I made some quiet noises with my mouth to get it to look towards me. I made sure to lower my perspective so that I could include some of that soft orange sky in the background.

• Location: Southern New Jersey marshes

• 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.