2018 FOY Roseatte Spoonbill

Today’s post features some new photos I captured of a Roseatte Spoonbill, my targeted species of my February trip to Florida. The Roseatte Spoonbill is one of my favorite birds to photograph. I just love the beautiful pinks/reds of this magnificent bird. I only wish we had some in Missouri!

While photographing at the Venice Rookery (Venice, Florida), a single Roseatte Spoonbill flew into the rookery and landed a short distance from where I had my tripod set up. This was the first, and only Roseatte Spoonbill I’ve seen at the rookery, so this was quite an unexpected surprise. Here is a sequence of images I captured as this “spoony” flew in from across the rookery pond:

Roseatte Spoonbill

Roseatte Spoonbill

Roseatte Spoonbill

Roseatte Spoonbill

Roseatte Spoonbill

Roseatte Spoonbill

Roseatte Spoonbill

Coming up … more Roseatte Spoonbills, as well as other nature images from Florida.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark III body
  • Canon 500mm f/4 IS lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with Wemberly gimbal head, with IS “Off”
  • ISO 500 (all images)
  • Aperture f/4 (all images)
  • Shutter 1/8000 sec. (all images)

 

 

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