Roseate Spoonbill – Estero Lagoon; Fort Myers Beach, Florida: As the feeding frenzy at Estero Lagoon began to wane the spoonbills gathered along the shore of the lagoon to preen. This adult, sporting fresh breeding plumage, took a few steps from the group and began sifting a feather or two through its bill. Stepping away from the group a few fee this spoonbill provided an opportunity for me to shoot a series of images of the bird by itself. The image was captured as the spoonbill paused for a few seconds and looked into the camera, providing me with a classic spoonbill portrait.
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 300mm 2.8VR, Digital Capture ISO 200, 1/2,000 sec. @ f4.5