I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
One evening last week I watched this young spoonbill leave the salt marsh and fly off in front of the pine trees on it’s way to roost for the night…
Oh boy, Phil. This is sweet!
Hey thanks very much Steve!
I love this Phil.
Thanks very much Edith, I’m happy you enjoyed this spoonie pic!
(insert some original superlative here!) Glad to see it wasn’t old grumpy.
Thanks Gunta and not Mr. Grumpy this time, it was one of the youngsters he chased away.
Your photography is amazing!
Well I really appreciate that, thank you!
It is so pink, I thought My. Grumpy was leaving for good.
This wasn’t our friend Mr. Grumpy this time, it was one of the younger bird he chase away. But this one is getting pink for a juvenile.
Awesome shot Phil! I’m a big fan of wonderful bird in flight pictures!
I’m very happy you liked this one Rick, thank you!
Gorgeous. After missing some hawk photos when it flew in front of some trees, I ended up with a learning experience instead of a nice photo like this.
I usually try to get birds flying in front of trees, or reed grass, or water, since I prefer that over open blue sky shots. But the birds don’t always fly where I can get the best shots. Apparently my photos are not their primary concern if you can imagine that.
What a great shot Phil, amazing nature photography.
I’m glad you liked that Jan, thanks.
Lovely flight shot, Phil. I hope he has a safe roost.
Thanks a million, glad you liked the flight shot. I expect he will have a pleasant relaxing night.
Bellissima e che colori brillanti!!
Lui ha un bel colore rosa brillante!
What a sweet guy. Background is beautiful in contrast with the pinks. Really shows the detail in the wings, his legs, and down to his expression — which, to me, looks simultaneously wistful and anticipatory. (Anthropormorphizing again….)
Well I anthropomorphize constantly, which I guess you can tell from many of the interactions I describe along with whatever thoughts and feeling I suspect the wildlife are displaying. But that’s the fun in it too.
My favorite setting for the pink spoonbills is to capture them flying against green trees or reed grass, I feel they stand out well against that color.
Thank you for looking and commenting and I’m glad you enjoyed this photo.
So very beautiful and perfect. Thank you Phil!
I greatly appreciate your kind comments Amy, thank you.
Aren’t those spoonies just so beautiful?!
Yes it sure is a pretty bird, and an unusual bird which makes them fun to watch!
I am mesmerised again .. This can’t be more perfect Phil!!! Such wonderful colours and grace!
Well thank you so much for your very kind comments Paula, I appreciate it!
absolutely stunning,the pinl is beautiful. you have captured this image so sharply.
I’m very happy you liked this Callie and I appreciate your comments greatly.
all your work is excellent Phil,I see I spelt pink wrong.
I’m happy you enjoy the photos and please do not be concerned about a misspelling.
Stunning capture, Phil.
Thanks a bunch Sylvia I’m happy you enjoyed this photo.
I appreciate your kind comment, thanks!
It does look very young, doesn’t it? It looks as if it’s concentrating very hard on flying elegantly, like a ballerina, really.
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