Tag Archives: Colorful

Pink Posing For Us, Spoonbill

The main image here is the one most often published by photographers.

Pink Posing For Us
Pink Posing For Us

We all fall for the pretty pink ballerina.

Pink Posing For Us
Pink Posing For Us

My second favorite pose is the full ‘Spoon’ presentation like above.

Pink Posing For Us
Pink Posing For Us
Pink Posing For Us
Pink Posing For Us

They are probably the only species we are happy to get the ‘bird butt’ shot.

That’s the sign of a true Rock Star LOL.

 

Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water

When a swamp water is low all the old branches and rocks come to the surface, a perfect dry spot to sit for a while.

Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water
Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water

It was gray and dull when I shot these. I do find if there is time to ‘play’ with my settings I can get their natural deep colors nicely.

Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water
Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water

This Herons legs are very green so I assume this is the first year of adulthood. Of course a juvenile Little Blue is pure white with green legs…why wouldn’t they be.

Roseate Spoonbill, Low Tide

While other birds were using the bars and shell mounds to rest I think the Spoonbill just stopped to gather up together.

Roseate Spoonbill, Low Tide
Roseate Spoonbill, Low Tide

This is a breeding adult. The feathers are gone from the head and pink cape feathers are prominent.

Roseate Spoonbill, Low Tide
Roseate Spoonbill, Low Tide
Roseate Spoonbill, Low Tide
Roseate Spoonbill, Low Tide

The Usual Spot, Red-shouldered Hawk

Even when you know where they probably are, it’s still tough to find them.

The Usual Spot, Red-shouldered Hawk
The Usual Spot, Red-shouldered Hawk

These trees draped in Spanish Moss are a favorite hunting spot. They can just wait and drop down on some small ‘critter’. Also they are hidden from us, and the camera.

The Usual Spot, Red-shouldered Hawk
The Usual Spot, Red-shouldered Hawk

While not great Hawk images they do show their environment. That can make an interesting photo.

Pink Flying Series

A Spoonbill coming to a sand bar.

Pink Flying Series
Pink Flying Series

Both Ibis and Spoonbill were here, the number of birds kept growing as they came in for the evening.

Pink Flying Series
Pink Flying Series

I wanted to be sure I caught the full flight and landing so I shot these photographs a bit wider than most.

Click and image to view full size.

Pink Flying Series
Pink Flying Series

I Let Them Come To Me

There are two schools of thought on Photographing wildlife. Wait for him, or go to them.  I prefer moving, but it can wear you down.

Here I stayed in one spot and let them parade by.

I Let Them Come To Me
I Let Them Come To Me

No surprise it was mostly White Ibis. But this one, with the transparent water, came out nice.

I Let Them Come To Me
I Let Them Come To Me

Among the others was this Tricolored Heron.  So distinctive it was simple to choose him to publish.

I Let Them Come To Me
I Let Them Come To Me

I selected only two birds for this article as I have been working a bit more on the IPad and need to be brief. While a great tool it is still not on par with a full blown PC.

Besides, the IPad hates me, changing words and letters when I’m not looking. It’s some kind of conspiracy.