I am organizing a last minute Florida Spoonbill tour for March 24th-25th!! Do you want to join?

Roseate Spoonbill bathing - fine art

Roseate Spoonbill bathing – Tampa Bay, Florida
ISO 1600 | f/5.6 | 1/3200 sec. | Manual mode | AI servo rear focusing
This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens coupled with a 1.4x extender and the Canon EOS 1DX mark II.

There are very few places where one might have the chance to photograph bathing Spoonbills! While not being a guaranty, there is a decent chance to see some bathing action during each tour.

Roseate Spoonbill banking in flight

Roseate Spoonbill banking above the blue water – Tampa Bay, Florida
ISO 500 | f/4 | 1/5000 sec. | Manual mode | AI servo rear focusing
This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens (Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM review), the Canon EOS 7D mark II on tripod with a Jobu Design Gimbal Head.

Banking shots are among the hardest flight photography creations. Make it happen just a bit above the blue water and you have a winner! 🙂

Juvenile Spoonbill Taking Off

Roseate Spoonbill bathing – Tampa Bay, Florida
ISO 800 | f/5.6 | 1/3200 sec. | Manual mode | AI servo rear focusing
This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens coupled with a 1.4x extender and the Canon EOS 1DX mark II.

When your tour leader can call out an imminent take off, you multiply your chances to capture the full take off motion. See above for a nice breakdown from a juvenile Spoonbill.

Florida Spoonbills photography tour

March 24th-25th 2018 / limit 6 people – 4 openings

3 boat rides to the Spoonbill rookery and 2 working lunch sessions with lunch included. Send me an email at steven.blandin@gmail.com
Florida Spoonbills Photography Workshop

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Steven

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Comments (9)

  1. ANDRE BOUDREAU

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    Hi Steven Voted for your photo but it didn’t tip the scale in your favour. Please take a look at ” bero-art@magma.ca ” .His snowy owl, taken here in Ottawa, is nicer in my mind than the one in the WWF competition. Mr. Rhode is a retired architect from Germany in his late 70s that we see most days at morning coffee at McDonald’s. His camera is a $129USD point and shoot but his results come from his patience. He uses his photography to raise funds for a charity that serves mentally challenged adults so that they can lead independent lives. You would like him. Take a look at his portfolio. Still hope to see you if we get to Florida next winter. We had a great month in Paris last fall with several family luncheons and we always enjoy our time with Anita. André

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  2. Christine Gil

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    Steven I have to be in Tampa Saturday at 7 for a surprise birthday party. Do you think logistically I could do the Saturday shoots, make the party and be back for the Sunday shoots, over would I be better to wait for another time. I live in North Tampa.

    Christine

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  3. Bates, David

    Reply

    Please keep me in mind if you get any last-minute cancellations.

    David

    Sent from my iPhone

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