Roseate Spoonbill at Ding Darling
National Wildlife Refuge, FL
Ding is famous for its flocks of
spoonbills, but you can go there many days and never see a one.
This was a good day. This bird, standing in relative isolation from a
group of four, kept busy preening for several minutes -- providing good
shots for all of us photographers on the shore. In this position
it looked like a ballerina adjusting her tutu. This is probably a
second year bird, judging from the light pink color and some feathers on
the head. Shot on Velvia film
at ISO 50 with an 840mm lens at f-5.6 and 1/250sec.
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Image No. 8039-02