Shot this little shore bird a couple days ago. It was fairly early in the morning, but fairly harsh sun already. Had trouble with shadows in the low sun, would rather have a day with high clouds to do away with the shadows. My auto focus seems to work better on a lower light cloudy day. I do love these little bird and there was a bunch of them feeding in a low water pond.
D4, VR500G with tc 1.7EII at an iso of 450, f8 at 1/500.