Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts
I crawled on my belly across the cold December sands to photograph shorebirds in the late evening light. As the flock of over 100 sandpipers ran across the sand, this sanderling paused for a moment to check its feathers -- all the way out to the tips.
Standard adjustments to exposure, contrast, sharpness, and cropping.
Nikon D90, Tamron 200-500mm lens, Adorama Flashpoint tripod and ballhead