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.
A white ibis jumps off from the salt marsh this afternoon at low tide. Clearly he needed to be someplace else and fast!
Superb, Phil. The expression on its face is priceless.
Thanks very much Andrew, they really have a face that’s hard to miss. 🙂
The angle it’s leaving looks quite steep. Impressive shots.
There were several ibis out there feeding and at one point they all stopped at once and looked up. I knew why, the eagle was out but not looking at them it was chasing an osprey for it’s fish. Too far and high up for good pics but cool to see.
I was watching this one ibis because I thought he looked like he was about to leave.
Great shots, Phil. He does look as though he’s in a hurry. 🙂
It’s hard to get past that long goofy face but they are cool birds!
Is that a “Oh heck, I knew I had to be there by now!” look?
All his friends had started leaving and he did not want to be left behind. Oh, and there was an eagle circling nearby, that often gets some of the birds upset enough to leave the area. 🙂
He looks a bit anxious!
You are right, he does look somewhat tense. Could be that bald eagle that was circling way up there. 🙂
He looks like “Hey where did everyone go? Wait for me…and trying to fly to catch up with them…..he looks like hes hurry up time to catch up….
Some of his friends had already left and what sometimes happens is the last guy left behind suddenly looks up and realizes he is all alone. Then he has to catch up fast!
I love your blog and look forward to every post. I somehow hit the “unfollow” button instead of the like! 🙂 Now I’m back….
Hey, so glad to see you back! Glad you got it sorted and great to hear you enjoy the wildlife photos, thanks!
As goofy as he looks, the grace in these birds is amazing. His expressions looks like he sould be yapping, too! Wonder if he knows how his face and bill coordinate with his legs!
That long curved bill sure makes them look more then a little goofy. But if you watch them for a little while you can see how perfectly they use the long curved shape to find stuff hidden in the marsh mud.
They are quite nice flyers too.
About the most I ever hear from these birds are some low grunts, which similar to the spoonbills. They don’t usually have much to say.
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