While many shorebirds have rather drab coloring, the black-necked stilt's really stands out. The high contrast black-and-white coloring really catches the eye, topped off with the almost comically long pink legs.
I came across this one feeding in the shallows of the freshwater marsh at Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina. The sun was about to rise but hadn't yet reached the marsh, so the light was low and the shutter speeds slow. The stilt was actively feeding so it was rapidly moving around, and there wasn't time to setup the tripod, leaving me with almost no sharp photos. Fortunately this one came out acceptably sharp as it uses its beak to grab its prey below the surface.