Pretty In Pink

When the alarm jarred me out of a deep sleep this morning at 4:00AM, I did not groan, I did not hit the snooze button, I hopped out of bed filled with anticipation of this morning’s shoot. We had a date with Capt James Shadle to go out on his boat to a great rookery where there were Roseate Spoonbills had nests. After all, who can resist a pink bird…

And when those pink birds have babies, it’s twice the fun…

It was great to watch as the parents flew in and the babies chased them around the sand bar until they were able to catch the parent and wrestle breakfast from them…

It was a great morning with conditions just right as the tide was high forcing the birds into concentrated areas within frame filling distance from our lenses…

Not only was the weather a bit cooler, we stayed refreshed by kneeling in the water to shoot the birds at eye level. What a great morning! Thanks James!

Images created with Nikon D3S, AF-S 600mm VR, TC-14E II, TC-20E III (baby Spoonbill) on Lexar Digital Media