new dog teaches old man a trick or two

Pretty Woman


roseate spoonbill

Ms. Roseate Spoonbill and I we’re lookin’ at each other and I had my camera poised and I said to her, “Okay, jump right at me so I can get a stunning eye-level picture of you in flight.”


I guess she wanted to deflate my ego or teach me some kind of lesson because she immediately hightailed it in the opposite direction.

roseate spoonbill


🙂 🙂 🙂



6 responses

  1. Is Florida the only place (and I guess Africa, who hasn’t seen aerial photos of Flamingos in flight from some African oasis) with huge pink feathered birds? She’s absolutlely amazing. It’s like nature over-flow, not only a spectacular color and size but that incredible bill. Thanks for both pictures, what a sight! And the business of you eyeing each other, she’s trying to figure out how to get her bill as shiny as yours (lens). Actually, I don’t think it was an insult to you in any way, a girl knows how to show her best view is all.


    February 21, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    • Believe it or not, Spoonbills can actually look a bit dull sometimes, but when seen in the right light they are indeed gorgeous!


      February 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM

  2. I saw an entire field of these birds years ago on a trip to South Padre Island, TX. I had never seen anything like it before. They certainly are beautiful birds, and so unusual looking! Lovely photos.


    February 21, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    • And I think they are particularly stunning this time of year when they seem to have more color, perhaps related to breeding season.


      February 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM

  3. Great shot even if she didn’t give you what you asked for. I am green with envy since many of my birds are moving on this time of year.


    February 21, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    • Thanks for sending them my way 😉


      February 21, 2013 at 3:01 PM

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