Sometimes I get lucky and all the pieces fall together.
This is a bowl of Spoonbills feeding in their typical ‘group effort’.
To photograph this correctly the water needs to be the right depth, and location for me is critical since I need to fit them all in my viewfinder.
Obviously I need the group of hungry Spoonbills.
They charge ahead as a group, head swaying side to side, and sift the water / mud for small prey.
They can move like on a parade ground making turns and marching back and forth over the area.
Click and image to enlarge and the details here are better than most photographs. In some you see the birds watching me, in others the nictitating membrane (translucent third eye lid).