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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.

I invite you to have a peek at the Bird & Wildlife Photography website to see other beautiful image creations and check out the Alaska Bald Eagle photo workshops and Alaska Bald Eagle photo workshops.

You may contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com or +1 (813) 454-6436.

Best,

Steven
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Spoonbills & Shorebirds workshop video


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.

I invite you to have a look at the Bird & Wildlife Photography website as well!

You may contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com or +1 (813) 454-6436.

Best,

Steven
PS: Read more on my personal wildlife photography blog and don’t hesitate to follow it by email 😉

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.

Best,

Steven
PS: Read more on my personal wildlife photography blog and don’t hesitate to follow it by email 😉