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Roseate Spoonbills

Discussion in 'Birds' started by The chemist, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. The chemist

    The chemist

    Jul 22, 2005
    nashville
    Some more of these guys..hope your fond of spoonies. My first time seeing them in real life and was simply blown away by there beauty. Posted one of these awhile back but found this set more colorful(no S curve applied).


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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    They are beautiful
     
  3. Beautiful! Yes!

    Wonderful light and supurb captures? Yes!

    You ever seen the goof-balls land on a branch? No? Well they always over-balance and teeter forward - they are NOT graceful! Must be their exceltionally long face....
     
  4. Very nice series Jonathan. Love the light and reflections.
     
  5. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Those are some beautiful images! That last one is especially impressive.
     
  6. Very nice set Jonathan.

    Louie
     
  7. That first one should be printed large and hung on your wall it is stellar
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    I agree Jonathan, beautiful subjects and excellent images. :smile:
     
  9. The chemist

    The chemist

    Jul 22, 2005
    nashville
    Thanks gale! Brings back fond memories of shooting in florida

    Haha they are a bit funny looking for a bird.

    Thanks david! Good to hear from you..where have you been hiding:biggrin:

    Thanks a bunch glacier.

    Thanks Louie..I was glad and blessed to see so many on my trip.

    Hey mike! Venturing into the bird forums ehh:wink: :biggrin: I have another spoony with the colors of the last one and reflection of the first but its a bit of a tighter crop and the water colors are somewhat darker than the first. I will print one though that is for sure..decisions decisions:biggrin:

    Thanks frank! I have been enjoying your merritt shots and other users merritt shots as well.
     
  10. tech1961

    tech1961

    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Wow those reflections look great. Awesome job.
     
  11. Greg V

    Greg V

    32
    Feb 19, 2007
    SE Michigan
    Very nice set of images. I love the details.
     
  12. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Beautiful shots Jonathan. Good work on the expsoures too.
     
  13. Timeout

    Timeout

    May 23, 2006
    SoCal
    Pretty colors, nice shots, Jonathan!

    I have to admit I have mixed feelings about this species ... looks a little dinosaur-ish and scary. :eek:  I don't see them over here ... maybe if I were used to them I'd realize they're okay?!
     
  14. The chemist

    The chemist

    Jul 22, 2005
    nashville
    Thanks guys! I know what you mean miko sometimes I wonder how I would view these if I knew nothing about birds:wink: :biggrin:
     
  15. I was next to you when you took some of these shots and mine dont look any better for sure- Excellent series Jonathan!
     
  16. Nice stuff Jonathan.. I really like the first also., what a cool looking bird!
     
  17. jimmyc1000

    jimmyc1000

    300
    Jun 14, 2006
    Very nice series. I like the second one the best. Good colors, lighting and strong composition.
     
  18. The chemist

    The chemist

    Jul 22, 2005
    nashville
    Thanks guys! glad you enjoyed them
     
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