Tag Archives: Tropical

Full Breeding Colors, Roseate Spoonbill

During breeding season Spoonbills ‘enhance’ their pink color. Actually they become almost a rainbow.

Full Breeding Colors, Roseate Spoonbill
Full Breeding Colors, Roseate Spoonbill

Their famous pink color becomes the most subtle one.

Now it’s red, greens, and even deep orange.

Full Breeding Colors, Roseate Spoonbill
Full Breeding Colors, Roseate Spoonbill

They don’t stay this way very long. That’s probably a good thing. They can hurt your eyes LOL.

 

Working The Tide, Brown Pelican

I was about to give up on this Pelican. The tide might have been turning because there was no diving. The big lens gets heavy after a while and I was putting my arms down more and more. Sure sign it’s time to quit.

However at the last minute this bird made the turn.

Working The Tide, Brown Pelican
Working The Tide, Brown Pelican
Working The Tide, Brown Pelican
Working The Tide, Brown Pelican

While shooting this I didn’t notice the Pelican in the background. But it added to the images nicely.

Working The Tide, Brown Pelican
Working The Tide, Brown Pelican

And of course the best part, the full dive.

Working The Tide, Brown Pelican
Working The Tide, Brown Pelican
Working The Tide, Brown Pelican
Working The Tide, Brown Pelican

All the while that other bird hovered waiting for his chance.

Working The Tide, Brown Pelican
Working The Tide, Brown Pelican

Pelican, Ultimate Grand Entrance

It’s hard to beat this arrival.

Pelican, Ultimate Grand Entrance
Pelican, Ultimate Grand Entrance

At this moment he is the center of attention.

Pelican, Ultimate Grand Entrance
Pelican, Ultimate Grand Entrance
Pelican, Ultimate Grand Entrance
Pelican, Ultimate Grand Entrance

Unfortunately, it doesn’t last very long.

Pelican, Ultimate Grand Entrance
Pelican, Ultimate Grand Entrance
Pelican, Ultimate Grand Entrance
Pelican, Ultimate Grand Entrance

None of the others looked to impressed.

Maybe not them, but I certainly was.