Spoonbill

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Raindog, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Raindog

    Raindog

    184
    Nov 26, 2005
    Asheville, NC
    This is the closest that I've ever been to one...

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    D2H, 200mm, F2, 1/750, ISO200
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    How did you get so darn close :>))

    Excellent detail . Very nice color.
     
  3. Beautifully done, have to echo Gale's sentiments. Great job!
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very well done Mike. One of my favorite birdies for sure. Excellent detail and good exposure on this one. :smile:
     
  5. One of the strangest looking birds I've seen around here but still one of my favorites. They're almost like some kind of fairy-tale animal. This is a great close up shot which shows off his ugly face. You really must've been close!! Good job!
     
  6. A very nice portrait of this bird. Way to go.
     
  7. cknight

    cknight

    663
    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    These guys would be a lot prettier if you put a bag over their heads. But leave holes for hte eyes, red eyes are cool.

    Nice shots. You must have been wearing pink - spoonbill camo.
     
  8. Nice composition and a very different spoonbill shot.
     
  9. This is a wonderful capture.

    How common is this Spoonbill? The Black-faced Spoonbill that I go to watch in our wetlands every winter is an endangered species with an estimated world population of about 1000.
     
  10. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Phil,

    Pretty common from what I've seen and are fairly plentiful in central Florida.
     
  11. Thanks Frank for the info.

    Every year we are very excited waiting for the migrating Black-faced Spoonbill. We sighted quite a lot last year and the staff told me that almost a quarter of the world's population was in our wetlands reserve.
     
  12. Mike, fantastic capture! Great details and color!
     
  13. radz

    radz

    735
    Nov 12, 2005
    NewDelhi,India
    AWESOME shot!!!Nice portrait,and good eye contact.
     
  14. lowlight_junkie

    lowlight_junkie

    353
    Nov 28, 2005
    That is a great photo of a seriously ugly bird :)
    It looks like a flamingo whose head is melting!
     
  15. Raindog

    Raindog

    184
    Nov 26, 2005
    Asheville, NC
    Thanks folks,

    The 200mm is off for service and I feel as if I'm missing a limb at the moment.

    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  16. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Now here's a bird I don't have here and am glad you got such a great shot!!

    What a strange yet beautiful (color wise) birdie!! :smile:
     
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