Northern Parula and Prothonotary Warblers - A Day Outing

Northern Parula and Prothonotary Warblers - A Day Outing

Photographed on May 9, 2018

I went to this swampy location in southern New Jersey specifically to photograph a Prothonotary Warbler that Scott and I had scouted the day prior.  When I arrived I was walking to the swamp and heard a Northern Parula calling. Up until that point I didn't have any good photos of this colorful warbler so I held off on the Prothonotary and worked for a bit with these lovely warblers.  I was able to capture a female and male in an incredible looking tree that was covered in lichen and other great textures.  They eventually moved on so I went to the swamp, put on my waders and got in the water.  I spent an hour or more with this Prothonotary Warbler and got a few photos but nothing amazing.  The sun eventually came out and it became tough to get good photos in the swamp.  On my way out I stopped again at the same earlier tree and was able to get some dramatic photos of the male Northern Parula in the bright sun.  

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.