The goal of this shot was to generate a very exaggerated blur/bokeh in the camera (versus in photoshop) There was a slight rise between me and the resting bird (it was not on a nest), so I got my lens as low as possible and blurred out but a tiny suggestion of sand behind the bird. I was very happy with this high-contrast result.
Nickerson Beach, Nassau County, New York, 8/6/19
Canon 600mm f/4 IS II on EOS 1DX Mark II
1/4000 at f/5.6, ISO 640