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Spoonies!

Discussion in 'Merritt Island VI' started by alexf, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. One of the special attractions at MI6 was a trip on Tom Carver's boat to a secluded island full of roseate spoonbills, herons and egrets. These are some of the spoonbills. All with little or no crop.

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    More at my smugmug gallery.
    D80 - 80-400VR @260mm - 1/1600s - f/5.3

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    D300 - 300mm-f/4 @f/5 - 1/1250s

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    D80 - 80-400VR @280mm - 1/1600s - f/7.1

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    D80 - 80-400VR @180mm - 1/2000s - f/5.3 - ISO 400
     
  2. KristinB

    KristinB

    Apr 12, 2007
    Stafford, VA
    Very nice, Alex! It was great experiencing the island with you on Tuesday. As a matter of fact, at Thursday night's dinner, I found out that Dave and Luis were going out again on Friday and didn't have a third, so I asked Connie if she minded not getting up at oh-dark-thirty to head over to the gulf side (she was quite happy about that :biggrin:)  and I joined them for a second trip. It was quite a bit colder then when we went out -- this time I wore the waders!
     
  3. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Nice Rosies Alex.
     
  4. johncarol

    johncarol

    Jan 31, 2006
    SW Florida
    Nice color, Alex. Looks like it was worth a cold ride.
     
  5. Trish5

    Trish5

    Mar 31, 2005
    Alex,
    Very nice Spoonies! I went there today and didn't see a single spoonie:confused: 
     
  6. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Virgnia
    Nice shots Alex - have not seen spoonie shots like this these - great!
     
  7. Really nice Spoonies Alex, the last shot is super.
     
  8. Tom Carver

    Tom Carver

    153
    Oct 14, 2008
    Orlando FL

    That's because you weren't out on the Island with me !!!! :biggrin:

    My Island is absolutely loaded with them... in the nests as well !

    Where were you what you didn't see any ?
     
  9. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Very nice captures Alex. The trip on Tom's boat was a real highlight of the shoot.
     
  10. Tom Carver

    Tom Carver

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    Oct 14, 2008
    Orlando FL
    Good shooting TEX... Harry, thanks for the kind words, I truly enjoyed meeting and working with each of you.
     
  11. DW Brewer

    DW Brewer Guest

    I agree that the boat trips to the rookery were the highlight for the East coast. Not that the other places were lacking in subjects, but the island rookery was an experience akin to sensory overload -- which bird do I image! Harry, we will need to incoproate this into each MI shoot from now on.
     
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