Spoonbill with wings flat – Steven Blandin

Roseate Spoonbill in flight

Roseate Spoonbill in flight – Tampa Bay rookery, Florida
ISO 3200 | f/4 | 1/1000 sec. | Manual mode | AI servo rear focusing
This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens (Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM review), the Canon EOS 7D mark II on tripod while wading in the water. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

The photograph above was created at the Tampa Bay Rookery, during my last Spoonbill photography tour. Some in-between positions in bird in flight photography can be very attractive given the situation. In this case, the beautiful symmetry really gives a strong touch. Plus, some detail from the upper-wings as well as the under-wings are visible. The spots of red from the upper-wings only visible during breeding season are very easily admired.

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Great blue heron

I adopted this Heron colony to help the Maine inland fisheries and wildlife . I go in a few times and count the young and how many nests ect. It is fun to do, and I get to photograph them and the young. This is a photo of an adult returning to the nest to feed the young, and the other parent then leaves to go hunting.

Snowy Egret Walking Through Shallow Water

photograph of a snowy egret walking through shallow water

This Snowy Egret heads back to shore after fishing in the shallow Gulf Coast waters. ¬†There’s some speculation those bright yellow feet may actually help the Snowy Egret catch fish off guard.

These birds were once prized for their beautiful plumage and the fashion industry hunted them to the to the brink of extinction in the late 19th century. ¬†They’ve made a wonderful comeback and are fairly common now.