Common Tern - Fledgling
Common Tern was one of my main targets at Nickerson Beach, but I was so focused on skimmers and 0ystercatchers that the species escaped my lens - save for this juvenile! He wandered close to the colony periphery while I was shooting flying skimmers, so I quickly dropped to the sand to capture this detailed headshot. As always when shooting close, closing down to f/8 (from my usual f/5.6) helped preserve depth-of-focus across the subject.
Nickerson Beach, Nassau County, New York, 8/5/19
Canon 600mm f/4 IS II on EOS 1DX Mark II
1/1250 at f/8, ISO 800