|Roseate Spoonbill, Ajaia ajaja: Celery Fields; Sarasota, Floirda|
I was at the Celery Fields in Sarasota, Florida, and just about to call it quits after taking a series of flight shots of a Great Egret (see post for March 9, 2013) when I saw a Roseate Spoonbill winging toward me. Fortunately I had not yet removed my camera from the tripod and was able to swing the lens onto the spoonbill and shoot a few shots before it was out of range. Though this ended up being my last shot at the Celery Fields, I kept my big lens mounted on the tripod until I got back to my van. When out-and-about in nature, you never know what will happen next.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, Exposure 1/2,500 second @ f8