Piping Plovers

I didn't plan on photographing a newly hatched piping plover chick but one morning at Sandy Point State Reservation I was confronted with a very willing subject. Usually these tiny shorebirds are difficult to photography. One reason is because they are very small and also extremely quick, making framing a photograph a challenge. However this piping plover chick gave me plenty of opportunities to take its portrait.

Nikon D810, 1/2000 @ f/9, ISO 560, 500mm with a 1.4x teleconverter

Nikon D810, 1/1600 @ f/7.1, ISO 220, 500mm with a 1.4x teleconverter