This Prothonotary Warbler had just finished a short preening session so it gave a good shake and then sat there all fluffed up for a moment and I was able to get this shot quickly. I composed it with the bird in the bottom right on purpose because I really liked the out of focus texture that was created in the background trees and leaves. I wanted to include more of that and still keep the bird standing out which the shallow depth-of-field helped out a lot with.
• Location: Southern New Jersey
• Exposure: 1/500 @ f/4
• ISO: 1400 - auto
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 500mm
• Lens: Nikon 500mm f/4 VR
• Camera: Nikon D4s