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    Roseate Spoonbills

    I captured these today at Circle B Bar Nature Reserve. Spoonbills are one of my favorite birds to photograph. They are colorful, graceful, and entertaining to watch. They feed by swinging their bills side to side in the water. Sensors inside the bill tell them when prey ( normally shrimp which gives them the rose color ) has entered the bill. Today they were feeding closer to the trail than I have ever seen them. Most likely because the water is getting low in the marsh and the fish and shrimp are getting concentrated in the flooded areas. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    Love them Joe. We have Spoonbills here but not this variety.

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    I like how the cloud in #5 follows his wing. Wonderful series.

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    Great series Joe. I like #8 for the transparency look to the wings and the colour. All are wonderful as usual.

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    these are nice, Joe. I'm having trouble choosing a favorite. They sure have pretty color!

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    Quote Originally Posted by Markvetnz View Post
    Love them Joe. We have Spoonbills here but not this variety.
    Thank you Mark, you comment is very much appreciated. I would be interested in seeing what your spoonbills look like if you have any images.

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    Quote Originally Posted by HiImTom View Post
    I like how the cloud in #5 follows his wing. Wonderful series.
    Hello Tom, thank you for taking time to view and comment. I like #5 also.

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    Quote Originally Posted by plumcrak View Post
    Great series Joe. I like #8 for the transparency look to the wings and the colour. All are wonderful as usual.
    Thanks Jon, very much appreciated.

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    Quote Originally Posted by terrib View Post
    these are nice, Joe. I'm having trouble choosing a favorite. They sure have pretty color!
    Thanks Terri, they are one of our most colorful birds. The color comes from eating shrimp, the more shrimp the deeper the color.

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    Another great series and I learnt a bit about their feeding methods too.

    I can see why they're your favorite Joe - gotta love how the light shines right through those primary feathers.

    Well done,

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Another great series and I learnt a bit about their feeding methods too.

    I can see why they're your favorite Joe - gotta love how the light shines right through those primary feathers.

    Well done,
    Thanks Dave, very much appreciated. These birds are so beautiful in flight, colorful and agile. I have yet to capture several in flight together, a goal to work on.

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    Good looking spoonbills , joe. They stand out nicely from the marsh.

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Good looking spoonbills , joe. They stand out nicely from the marsh.
    Hello Steve, I appreciate you comment. Thank you.

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    Joe I keep coming back to this thread. Your birds in flight are spectacular.

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    Absolutely great. I like them all.

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    Re: Roseate Spoonbills

    Quote Originally Posted by jamn4ex View Post
    Joe I keep coming back to this thread. Your birds in flight are spectacular.
    Hello James, thank you for taking time to view and comment. I love shooting birds in flight showing the beauty of the wings.

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