Roseate Spoonbill wading in marsh

 
 
 
Roseate Spoonbill wading in marsh

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – HOLEYLAND WMA, FL

  • This photograph of a Roseate Spoonbill was shot with a Nikon D90 attached to a Tamron 28-300mm telephoto lens from a distance of approximately 100 yards. The subject was wading in a marshy area near Holey Land WMA in Deem City, FL.

The Roseate Spoonbill, a large wading bird with pink plumage and a distinctive spatulate bill, is one of the most striking birds found in North America. They stand 85 cm tall and have a 1.3 m wingspan. The bare skin of the adult’s head has a greenish tinge with a darker black band around the base of the skull. The eyes and legs are red. The feathers of the neck, chest, and upper back are white. The upper wing coverts are red, the tail feathers are orange-pink, and the rest of the body and wing feathers are pale pink. The unique pale grey bill is long, flattened and spoonlike in appearance. Immature birds are paler in color and have feathered heads.

Subject Photo exif Data

  • Aperture - ƒ/8
  • Camera - NIKON D90
  • Date Created - November 29, 2009, 5:02 am
  • Focal length - 300mm
  • Iso - 500
  • Shutter speed - 1/125
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19 Comments

 
  1. Sandy4523 says:

    COOL PHOTO

  2. Josh25 says:

    Way cool dude!

  3. Sammy52 says:

    Cool wildlife photo

  4. RobertoS25 says:

    I Love Nature

  5. Gary.W says:

    Love your photography!

  6. asaasalive says:

    Hello!
    Thank you for follow!
    It is a good photograph.
    In nature, it is a good thing that there are an animal and an insect.
    You must do it not to lose this nature.
    Please take the photograph of the creature in much nature from now on.
    I enjoy it.
    Thank you.

  7. Gorgeous bird. Good capture, g.

  8. Alan S. Hochman says:

    Thank you Gabrielle

  9. SwampMud says:

    Beautiful

  10. Eric58 says:

    Great shot!!

  11. Ralph1299 says:

    Super cool pix.

  12. earl ben says:

    Now that’s what you call beauty! Nice work done for the photograph sir!

  13. Jane says:

    What a wonderful bird and what a great photo

  14. Alan S. Hochman says:

    Thank you very much Jane.

  15. nancy says:

    Beautiful photograph, such talent!

  16. Alan S. Hochman says:

    Thank you Nancy

  17. Jenny says:

    Beautiful photograph Alan.
    🙂

  18. Kipelovna says:

    Классно! Спасибо!

  19. Alan S. Hochman says:

    Спасибо Kipelovna

 

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