White Ibis, a Close Encounter

While photographing along the Anhinga Trail in the Everglades NP, a single White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) was foraging along the paved area. I stopped and captured a few images, as he continued to forage with no concerns from my presence. Here are a 3 of my favorite images:

White Ibis foraging

White Ibis foraging

White Ibis foraging

Note that the above images show this guy is beginning to get the brilliant breeding plumage … the bill, facial skin, and legs turn a very bright red in the breeding season.

Earlier in the morning, I captured this small group of white ibis, as they flew over in the wonderful, early morning sun falling on them:

Small group of White Ibis flying over the Everglades NP

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens, shot from 200mm (top 3 photos) to 400mm (flight shot)
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 200 (top 3 photos) and 400 (flight shot)
  • Aperture f/5.6 (all photos)
  • Shutter 1/500 sec. – 1/640 sec. (top 3 photos) and 1/5000 sec. (flight shot)



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