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.


  1. Patrick McMillan September 17, 2018 at 6:53 pm #

    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?

  2. Jim Cash September 19, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    What amazing hues on these birds! Looks like a 16th century Japanese color palette …