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Old Nov 29, 2012, 9:17 PM   #1
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Roseate Spoonbill near my house. There are several lakes, woods, and wetlands within a 10 minute walk of my home. They usually have an abundance of wildlife. Recently got a few shots of a spoonbill at one of them. E-3; 50-200mm lens, ISO 400.

Spoonbill and little Blue Heron:


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Sometimes you have a nice choice of which birds to photograph first:
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WOW Excellent shots Steven
Great color and detail
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Yeh, true, great shots. That spoonbill is an interesting character. Is that a sandhill crane with them?
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Thanks for commenting Fred and Ken. They are interesting birds. A lot of tourists see those pink spoonbills from afar and think that they are seeing flamingos.

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Yes Ken, there were actually 3 Sandhill Cranes there at that time hanging around with the other birds. We have an abundance of those cranes that live permanently in our subdivision. They nest in the wetlands beside the golf course, and are constantly walking the golf course fairways pecking in the grass for food. It's great for photography, because they are used to people being around, and don't move too far when you walk toward them. It allows me to get some nice shots of them. Kinda like the deer in your back yard. (LOL, makes me look like a good photographer when I get close-up shots of them.)
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Hey Steve

Excellent shots... esp the first two and they look spot on focus wise and that's a cracking looking bird.
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Thanks Harjj. I love shooting with the 50-200 and the E-3.
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We used to have to drive miles just to try and get a glimpse of the Sandhills' when they migrated through Utah.
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Sometimes you have a nice choice of which birds to photograph first:
Excellent photos, Steven.

BUT, I do want to note that those of us up north of you (or west in the case of Bob B) ALSO have at least 3 choices of things to shoot in the winter. Such as






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PS: If you look closely you can see bird figures in there. At least, Colorado and Washington residents are able to...

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Great shots Steven, looks very sharp.

Ted, you are right, I can see the birds on your pictures...!!

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