It was interesting to see this tree full of Roseate Spoonbills surrounding this White Ibis. The featured image was captured with a Sigma 300-800mm lens @ 800mm. It seems to be very helpful at J.N. Ding Darling to have a long zoom lens with a long telephoto zoom range. Many photo opportunities there are quite far in the distance. So instead of severely cropping your image you can frame a nice pleasing image to fill the frame with your subject. The Sigma 300-800mm lens was a huge & heavy lens and with a camera body was about 12 lbs. Add a Wimberly gimbal head & heavy duty tripod and you basically setup in an area and just work that area for a while. That is why I usually also carried another camera on my shoulder strap with a 400mm DO lens for faster moving subjects that flew close by.
An amazing set of photos, Reed! Fine detail and colour.
Thanks Belinda! They are very expressive birds so they are fun to photograph! Plus they are Large so easier to fill the frame!
WOW WOW WOW, all that pink is stunning! Great shots, Reed!!!
Thanks Donna! They are definitely fun to photograph! Plus the way they interact with each other is fun to watch!
Gosh, they are amazingly beautiful!
Yes! They are very colorful and are fun to watch interact with each other!
Beautiful group of lovely birds and a nice set showing them off, Reed.
Thanks Steve! They are fun to watch and photograph! To bad they are so far from my home. But we did see a Roseate Spoonbill in our home state of NJ one year! Let’s just say it really Stood Out from the usual Egrets & shorebirds!!