Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill

Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill

The scenery, and distance, could not have been better.

When shooting a bird in motion half the time it’s an educated guess if I have zoomed in to catch the scene right. Once you start is not the time to change your mind.

Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill

Since I was out in the open I could pan the shots and follow the Spoonbill going by.

Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill

I tend to like the environment to be a bigger piece of the image so distance here worked well for me. A clear sweeping opportunity like this is unusual. Typically by the fourth in a series there’s grass or dirt right in front of the lens.

Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill

This day Spoonbill were moving back and forth between two big marshes. Here I was moving along with them, well he got there first.

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