Roseate Spoonbill – Saint Augustine Alligator Farm; St. Augustine, Florida: Roseate spoonbills have been nesting at the Alligator Farm for a few years. This spoonbill had built its nest within ten feet of the boardwalk, making the birds easily accessible.A cypress branch obscured most of this bird, and that was what sparked my interest. The branches in front of the bird lent an intimate view. I took many images as the bird preened its gorgeous pink plumes, but it was not until the spoonbill tucked its beak under its wing that the image achieved its full potential.
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/4,000 sec. @ f5