A few images from the first Ospreys / Spoonbills mix tour of the season. We are off to a great start!!! Also, I just received a cancellation for the April 23-24 edition. Any takers? send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first Ospreys/Spoonbills tour of the season was a delight! We had a wonderful weather and very sweet lighting on both days. The image above is an Osprey flying back to its nest among the cypress trees. A major advantage of shooting Ospreys in that area is the natural habitat environment one can have on most backgrounds. There are more than 250 nests on low height Cypress Trees across this lake, which makes it the absolute best place to photograph this bird of prey.
Just to give you a better sense for the location, see above a nice sunrise on the lake. Many of the Cypress Trees are not bigger than the ones above, which is fantastic to capture images of Ospreys at eye level.
On Sunday morning, we had an amazing time creating images of nesting Spoonbills in flight. The image above depicts a Roseate Spoonbill bringing nesting material to its nest. Note the beautiful diffused backdrop thanks to a judicious placement of our shooting point. There were many excellent opportunities for flight photography! I will be sharing more images on a different post. 🙂
March 26th-27th 2022 / limit 5 people – Full
April 23rd-24th 2022 / limit 5 people – 1 open
3 shoots and 1 over-the-shoulder Photoshop tutoring => 2 boat-based Osprey shoots at the Vero Beach Cypress Lake + 1 land-based Spoonbills shoot at a local rookery. $250 deposit. Send me an email at email@example.com .
June 25th-26th 2022 / limit 5 people – 1 open
3 shoots and 1 over-the-shoulder Photoshop tutoring => 3 shoots at the Sarasota Bay Black Skimmers colony. We shoot along the beach, where the nesting colony is easily accessible. $250 deposit. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
January 21st-22nd 2023 / limit 5 people – Full
February 18th-19th 2023 / limit 5 people – 1 open
3 shoots and 1 over-the-shoulder Photoshop tutoring => 3 shoots at the Tampa Bay Spoonbills rookery. We typically shoot while wading in the water in the mornings and from the boat in the afternoon. $250 deposit. Send me an email at email@example.com .