Spoonie is an often used abbreviation for Roseate Spoonbill and they are one of my favorite birds to photograph. This spoonie was quite tame and worked around me for quite some time, giving me several pretty good images. I particularly like this one because the calm water surrounds the spoonie with such a nice, uniform color. Somehow I managed to shoot this with the bird’s tail right up against the right side of the image, so I’ve added some canvas to balance out the frame. I also cloned out some pieces of debris lying around in the water. A nice photo to look at on a cold day like today, can’t wait to get back for some more Florida bird photography.
Nikon D4 with 600 mm lens, tripod mounted. 1/1250 second @f7.1, iso 640.
Hope you enjoy it, thanks for looking.