Roseate Spoonbill

Posted by Cindy Marple on Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:34 pm

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Roseate Spoonbill, Immature
Gilbert, Arizona
Nikon D500, 500mm f/5.6 PF, 1/1000, f/8, ISO1000

This wayward young Roseate Spoonbill spent nearly a year far from home here in Arizona, giving the local photographers a real treat.  This bird was unfazed by human presence, often walking within feet of people who were sitting or standing quietly.  "Rosie" first appeared on 24 Sept 2020, I last saw it 2 weeks ago.  Not sure if it's finally taken off for "home" or just on a short wander nearby somewhere.  Time will tell.  

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by Karl Egressy on Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:42 pm
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Beautiful ballet dancer.

by peter makuch on Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:57 pm
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the whole image tells the story hear of what he is doing, just by the feather on the water that we see, well done on the shot CINDY.

by david fletcher on Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:16 am
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Wonderful light and details in the feathers Cindy.
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:55 pm
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All dressed up!  Cinderella shall go to the ball. :) 

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:48 am
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Great light and pose, a bit unexpected to see this species in AZ.
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by paul fletcher on Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:23 pm
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A wonderful image, showing those large beautiful feathers- the green water, and the reflection, are special, here.

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