Resurrection Bay, AK
This shot was taken in the early morning in Seward's Resurrection Bay, in southern Alaska. I had taken a kayak out from our kayaker's hostel while the sun was still low, and slowly approached these birds in the small cove nearby. I had to manually focus, as salt spray had gummed up my lens' autofocus mechanisms, but managed to catch one shot of this murrelet with the vibrant colors reflected in the calm water.
Slight cropping, contrast and saturation adjustments. Removal of two dust spots.
Nikon D3, 400mm f2.8 lens, 2x teleconverter, handheld