White Ibis, Eudocimus albus:
Black Point Wildlife Drive, Merritt Island NWRI recently made another, quick trip to Merritt Island NWR. Though the birds were not as plentiful as the trip I made right before Thanksgiving, they were still pretty good. I shot this White Ibis right after it had finished its early morning feeding soiree. It had been preening, but I took this shot as it moved into a clean background.
Great Blue Heron, Ardea hernias:
Black Point Wildlife Drive, Merritt Island NWR
This Great Blue was shot shortly after photographing the White Ibis above. It was still fishing when I came across it at the backside of the refuge. I do like the posturing in this image. It gives the bird intent of action, and the concentric circles in the water certainly draws attention to that action.
Top: Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/2000 second @ f/9
Bottom: Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/1600 second @ f/10