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.
The photograph above was created around the Riverview area, Florida. This is a trained Harris Hawk called Nitro, used in the sport of Falconry. The bird of prey is let loose during the hunt and chases for its quarry. When the hunt is successful, the raptor gets to enjoy its meal. Falconry used to be considered the sport of kings…
This bald eagle was running along on top of the snow after trying to find a piece of meat that a raven dropped. I love photographing them in the snow as well as summer. They are such an awesome raptor.
Check out the video above to have an idea of which beautiful birds might have a chance to photograph during the Spoonbills and Shorebirds photography workshop, next March 2014. It is a three day instructional tour with three boat rides to local rookeries of the Tampa Bay, in Florida. You will have a chance to capture the great flight photographs of Spoonbills in the very best spot in the State of Florida for this superb pink bird.
The photograph above was created at Circle B Bar, Lakeland. This marsh system is the best one in the region! There are lots of species common to see in marshes: Limpkins, Purple Gallinules, etc… The only difficulty is to have a subject standing on a fairly isolated branch to create a pleasing background. Limpkins usually stay in the high grass, but this individual decided otherwise and was standing on an elevated branch. Thank you!!