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Old Feb 21, 2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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This is the most roseate spoonbills I have ever seen in one place and one of my favorite birds.

The males are the bald ones. They hung around for awhile and then flew off.
I always wanted to catch one in flight, unfortunately it was a cloudy day.
Tried jjdogs trick to change the background but it was to obvious that it was an altered shot.
I like the feathers in the last shot.













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I LOVE the shots of them in flight! The feathers look amazing! Great job.
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That last shot really shows off the feathers!! Nice colors!
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Great series! Agree with the others on the BIF shots, well done!

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[edit] OOps, this should have gone into the wildlife section[/edit]

This is the most roseate spoonbills I have ever seen in one place and one of my favorite birds.

The males are the bald ones. They hung around for awhile and then flew off.
I always wanted to catch one in flight, unfortunately it was a cloudy day.
Tried jjdogs trick to change the background but it was to obvious that it was an altered shot.
I like the feathers in the last shot.






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Wonderful series. Left my favourite above. Why don't you post them at the wildlife section too

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Great images!!
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I moved the thread for you.

Nice captures. I really like the colors.
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Thanks for the forum move and comments. These birds are captivating and you're lucky if you see them.

Every time I see them, well, there's about another hundred shots.

When we first moved to Florida, we saw them at a distance and thought they were Flamingos.
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Nice series. The spoonbills are fascinating. We just got back from FL and the Everglades. We were able to see a lot of spoonbills. Will post some soon.
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