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Challenge: Air (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Stuff
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD Zuiko Lens ED
Location: High Island, Texas, USA
Date: Apr 11, 2015
Aperture: 4.9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2015

A Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea Ajaja) is returning to its nest at Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary and Rookery, High Island, Texas, USA.

At the last minute before leaving the house for the evening decide to switch to this photo. Here is the photo I originally submitted, which was shot on the same day.

I had to remove this photo for now as it may be my free study photo.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 79
Avg (all users): 6.2424
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0571
Avg (non-participants): 6.4516
Views since voting: 841
Views during voting: 131
Votes: 66
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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02/05/2016 12:34:17 AM
My favorite lens. What a magnificent capture!
04/20/2015 12:09:04 PM
Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

You are a true master of wildlife shots. Well done!


Thank you 21.gif P-a-u-l
04/20/2015 11:57:56 AM
You are a true master of wildlife shots. Well done!
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04/20/2015 10:57:14 AM
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Darn Ronnie...I was just passing through your area day before yesterday...We did drive out on the Creole Trail (Western Louisiana) and saw a few Rosettes but to far out to catch the shot...trying to see some nature vs rear ends of vehicles!!! Great capture.


21_F.gif Ja-9 There are a number of rookeries around this area and LA that have Spoonbills that are pretty easy to photograph. Do they nest in Florida? If so, I am sure you can find some at a rookery. I have been chasing photos of these for awhile now and this spring finally got some photos of them. They are so pretty and super colorful right now in their breeding plumage, as most birds are right now.

Oh, if you are ever in the area again and want to get together or want to find some cool wildlife let me know. Have a great year around spot for gators if you like them :-)

Message edited by author 2015-04-20 11:15:07.
04/20/2015 10:31:19 AM
Darn Ronnie...I was just passing through your area day before yesterday...We did drive out on the Creole Trail (Western Louisiana) and saw a few Rosettes but to far out to catch the shot...trying to see some nature vs rear ends of vehicles!!! Great capture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/20/2015 12:09:37 AM
Wow, came home to a great surprise. Was expecting this to be in the top 20. Thank you for all the votes and the kind comments.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2015 09:59:33 PM
great color and composition, in the center of which is air.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/19/2015 12:27:19 PM
oh yeah... the saturated colors really work to add to the burden. I love the details.. foreground may be just a tad oversharpened to my taste, but the dof is perfect.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2015 09:24:53 AM
very pretty shot excellent focus beautiful colors
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04/13/2015 08:38:55 PM
The shock of color
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