Roseate Spoonbill

Posted by John Meade on Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:27 pm

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This was taken on my Florida trip awhile back. This was the only spoonbill I saw during my two day stay, so I was glad to have the opportunity to make a few photographs of this one in the early morning light. 

Nikon D7100, 200-500mm, Iso 500, f/6.3, 1/320

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by paul fletcher on Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:50 pm
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The colours and the lighting on the spoonbill, stand out so well against the dark background, in your image, John. The reflection in the water, are a
nice addition to the photo, as well.

by Karl Egressy on Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:10 pm
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Very beautiful picture. the dark surrounding makes the bird pop. Nice head turn a lovely colors.

by peter makuch on Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:59 pm
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looks like in studio shot and the low angle is a plus, well taken JOHN.

by Cindy Marple on Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:40 pm
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The "spotlight" effect on this with the dark background is just lovely.

by david fletcher on Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:57 am
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Nailed this John. Beautiful light on the spoonbill, which is set off brilliantly against the dark bg. Well done!
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by Mary Brun on Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:50 am
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What a wonderful color for this Roseate Spoonbil!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:04 am
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This is really lovely-the reflections, glowing light, and dark background are especially pleasing.
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by Ed Cordes on Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:08 am
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Love the way you handled the difficult lighting. The colors of the Spoonie really pop.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:57 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
Nailed this John.  Beautiful light on the spoonbill, which is set off brilliantly against the dark bg.  Well done!

Couldn't be any better, John!  Exquisite detail is the finishing touch.  Excellent!

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by gregc on Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:09 am
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Love the bright bird against the dark background.. Nicely done.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:13 am
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Great low angle and eye contact.
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by John Meade on Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:43 pm
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Thank you all for the kind words and to the editors for choosing my image. It is an honor.

by Alan Bryant on Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:59 pm
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What an awesome looking Spoonbill

Great image John. Well done with your EP
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