The new date for the Ospreys/Spoonbills mix tour is March 18th-19th! See a few new images to open your appetite 🙂
I love the full wing span landing on the photograph above!! The Spanish moss on the Cypress tree branch with a sunset background absolutely tops it off too 🙂 During the Ospreys/Spoonbills mix tour, there will be many opportunities for Ospreys landing on tree branches. In the image above, I directed the boat captain in the proper direction to create strong frontal landing shots.
The Vero Beach Spoonbill rookery is the best land based spot I know to photograph Spoonbills with breeding colors! Note the red on the upper wings and the rusty color on the tail: a delight to the eyes. Creating banking shots requires a good timing and some understanding of the typical flight patterns. With some direction from your favorite guide, many participants are able to capture similar flight stances. Would you like to add this to your collection?
During the April time, many of the young chicks start poking their heads out of the nest as seen above. At this point, you recognize them by the orange eyes. The adults have yellow eyes instead! This mama Osprey is maneuvering to land back to the nest while the kiddos are keeping a close eye on her.
March 18th-19th 2023 / 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 3rd-4th 2023 / limit 6 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
April 15th-16th 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 .