I nailed this low-flying Marbled Godwit as he/she battled into a 25 mile-per-hour headwind on San Francisco Bay. Those gales were a huge help as they slowed this fast flier and facilitated capture. If you look closely, you can see the wind rippling the water beneath the bird. I was particularly happy with the spotlight effect the horizontal late-afternoon light produced.
San Mateo County, California, 9/29/19
Canon 600mm f/4 IS II on EOS 1DX Mark II
1/5000 at f/4.5, ISO 400