A Little Spoonbill Love

Believe it or not, I am actually coming to the end of my series from the trip to St Augustine. One, maybe two more, Pics of the Day.

For today, lets do Roseate Spoonbills. I did a similar set from Merritt Island in January. Spoonbills, in all the splendor of full breeding plumage, were abundant at the Alligator Farm this year. In the past the most I have ever seen at the same time is 2. This year there at least 20. I don’t think any bird has more spectacular breeding plumage. It is so vivid, and so unlikely!

Add with the Canon SX20IS. All in Programmed auto.

1) 560mm @ f5.7 @ 1/1250 @ ISO 160

2) 560mm @ f5.7 @ 1/1250 @ ISO 80

3) 470mm @ f5.7 @ 1/1000 @ ISO 100

4) 470mm @ f5.7 @ 1/1000 @ ISO 125

Similar treatment in Lightroom. A touch of Recovery and Fill Light. Blackpoint right. Added Clarity and just a tiny amount of Vibrance. Sharpen landscape preset.

And finally, a little video.


2 Responses to “5/4/2010”

  1. 1 Wendy Hollands
    05/04/2010 at 6:27 am

    wow these are so great I love them. What a beautiful bird, colours are amazing!!

  2. 06/23/2010 at 2:11 pm

    Oh, what I wouldn’t give to see these beauties for myself. Great shots, all of ’em!

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