I'm still working through material from last month's trip to Lord Howe Island. Here's one example, a Red-tailed Tropicbird (a species which took up a lot of my time and let me refresh my birds-in-flight skills).
This photo was taken in mid-afternoon light near the top of some sea-cliffs (200m above the sea). We'd been at this location since the morning, and it was a wonderful experience spending so much time with the birds. By the end we had nicknames for most of the individual birds who'd pass us.
These birds have very dark eyes, and this is one of the small number of shots where I managed to get a glint in the eye to give the eye some definition. But while processing this image (in Lightroom of course) I realised it also illustrated a technical issue.