Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pic of the Day

Roseate Spoonbill, Ajaia ajaja:  Celery Fields; Sarasota, Floirda

     I was at the Celery Fields in Sarasota, Florida, and just about to call it quits after taking a series of flight shots of a Great Egret (see post for March 9, 2013) when I saw a Roseate Spoonbill winging toward me.  Fortunately I had not yet removed my camera from the tripod and was able to swing the lens onto the spoonbill and shoot a few shots before it was out of range.  Though this ended up being my last shot at the Celery Fields, I kept my big lens mounted on the tripod until I got back to my van.  When out-and-about in nature, you never know what will happen next.   

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, Exposure 1/2,500 second @ f8

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