I Was There First, Spoonbill

I Was There First, Spoonbill

I was standing a respectful distance away from several tidal pools photographing the various antics of Snowy Egrets. Activity was high and I had a nice angle for clear shots.

And then I heard the wings behind me.

I Was There First, Spoonbill
I Was There First, Spoonbill
I Was There First, Spoonbill
I Was There First, Spoonbill

For the second time in a matter of minutes a Roseate Spoonbill wanted my space, or closer than expected.

I Was There First, Spoonbill
I Was There First, Spoonbill
I Was There First, Spoonbill
I Was There First, Spoonbill

The new arrival even annoyed the other Spoonbill that had just dive bombed me.

I Was There First, Spoonbill
I Was There First, Spoonbill
I Was There First, Spoonbill
I Was There First, Spoonbill

It worked out well of course. The Spoonbill maneuvered to an open spot on the far edge of the salt pool.

This was one of those times I really needed a quality shorter lens, like my 100-400. I cut off wings, head, etc. in many of the photographs shot here. This did reinforce that a 400 or 500 prime lens has no place in my bag.

 

 

2 thoughts on “I Was There First, Spoonbill”

  1. I laughed when I read your final sentence–I have been in situations when the photographers with the mega prime lens were frustrated when a subject got so close that they could not focus on it or could not fit the entire subject in the frame even if they could focus on it.

    1. Of course you picked that one up 😂😂. I would love to have a 500 prime, f 4.0. I would be happy for less than a day LOL. You cannot consistently get any decent series of in flight shots.

      I like gear as much as the next photo nerd, however Ellen and I prefer to have duplicates of the things we actually use 😁

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