Spoonbills photography workshop

Roseate Spoonbill landing at Alafia Banks - Florida

Roseate Spoonbill landing on the shallow water. This photograph was created at Alafia Banks, Florida.

ISO 400 | f/7.1 | 1/1600 | 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) coupled with the 1.4x Extender III, the Canon EOS 5D mark III, on a gimbal head over a tripod. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

The photograph above is a beautiful Roseate Spoonbill with breeding feathers. During breeding season, some red feathers show up on the upper wings, and some rusty color feathers are visible on the shoulders, around the eyes and tail. The very best spot to photograph Spoonbills in the entire state of Florida is the Alafia Banks rookery, only accessible by boat. It is a particularly interesting site because it is somewhat possible to predict the flight pattern of the birds over there, creating some amazing flight photograph opportunities.

I am leading a 3 day instructional photography workshop in the Tampa area, covering the Alafia Banks and Dit Dot Dash rookeries with 3 boat rides, plus half of the time at Fort Desoto Park with emphasis on shorebirds. The price is very reasonable at $980, with option of adding an extension of more Fort Desoto photography either before or after the workshop dates: Feb 28th – Mar 2nd 2014. Limit 5 participants. Contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com or +1 (813) 454-6436 for more information.


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