So what else have I been photographing this year? In March I made a trip to Florida to work on select bird species. I had not been to Florida since 2006, when I was using a Nikon D2x. Spoonbills were one of the subjects I wanted. I got to spend five shooting days at a nesting colony. Here’s just a taste of the results, all taken with my Nikon D5 and Nikon 600mm lens.
Beautiful compositions! I can really feel the balanced tensions (if Calder had been a nature photographer…) especially in the first four images! Did you work from a blind (fixed? portable?) or are they accustomed to humans? Distance to subjects?
What amazing hues on these birds! Looks like a 16th century Japanese color palette …