Tag Archives: Florida

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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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.

Pine Warbler at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

photograph of a Pine Warbler in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples, Florida

Pine Warblers can be hard to spot as they like to stay high up in the trees.  This one was making its way through the lower branches when I saw it in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples, Florida early this year.

Landing Pelican

photograph of a brown pelican landing on a beach on the Florida Gulf Coast

I tracked this Brown Pelican in my camera as it came soaring in from the Gulf Of Mexico. ¬†As luck would have it the pelican decided to land on the beach just in front of me. ¬†There’s no substitute for being in the right place at the right time.

Hovering Forster’s Tern

photograph of a Forster's Tern hovering above the Gulf Of Mexico

Forster’s Terns soar above the water hunting for their prey. ¬†When they see a potential target they hover briefly to take a closer look. ¬†One they’ve decided to pursue their target they dive, nearly straight down, and splash into the water to make the catch. ¬†This one was eyeing a possible meal above the Gulf Coast of Florida.