Semipalmated PloverSemipalmated Plover – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/640, ISO 160, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

I like the ribbons of different shades of blue in this image and even though the Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) is small in the frame it stands out well from its habitat.

This is an adult Semipalmated Plover who was about to go into non-breeding plumage, photographed while laying flat on the very wet sand along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida.