When I saw this bird pop out onto the road really far ahead I didn't think there would be a good photograph to be had. It eventually moved into the one spot where the left and right marsh grasses angled down and I quickly dialed in some negative exposure compensation to try for a silhouette. Thankfully the bird turned its head to show off the unique shape of this rail. It's incredibly tiny in the frame but I really liked how everything else in the image sort of leads the eye to that bird.
• Location: Southern New Jersey marsh
• Exposure: 1/5000 @ f/4 -2/3EV
• ISO: 400 - auto
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 500mm
• Lens: Nikon 500mm f/4 VR
• Camera: Nikon D4s