Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts
This image is from a nice trip I took to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. I was there for the sunset, and watched a good-sized flock of sanderlings, dunlin, and plovers feeding during the very low tide. For my shots that evening, I picked a spot in the sand near where the flock was feeding, and in front of the general direction they were headed. I put the sun to my back, placed my tripod flat on the ground, made myself look as small as possible, and started to wait. Soon enough the entire flock had circled around me, and I was able to watch them feed up close.
Standard adjustments to exposure, contrast, sharpness, and cropping.
Nikon D90, Tamron 200-500mm lens, Adorama Flashpoint tripod and ballhead