RED-NECKED AVOCET, RECURVIROSTRA NOVAEHOLLANDIAE
I saw a red-necked avocet for the first time in 2014. I had a shot in mind of a bird siphoning a marine worm. After three months and countless attempts the day arrived when the bird, light, environment, worm and I all came together to make this image.
Callala Bay, New South Wales
Nikon D4, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4G VR II, Nikon AF-S Tele-converter TC-14E III, 1/2500, f/8, ISO 640, Jobu Designs gimbal head fixed to a boogie boardby Matthew Jones, New South Wales