Love Birds

Laura L. Gonzales Student 9/4/2012 11:01:13 PM

Right into my favs Rona! What a beautiful pair of birds!! Awesome clarity, comp, title and presentation!! WTG my friend. #1484495

Gord MacEachern 9/5/2012 2:46:11 AM

I sure hope we have the pleasure of seeing this amazing image again Rona, WOW!!!!! #10309034

Jeff W. Robinson 9/5/2012 4:31:04 AM

Excellent color, detail and wildlife capture! #10309224

Monnie Ryan 9/5/2012 5:42:19 AM

An amazing capture, Rona - these are such beautiful, interesting birds! #10309397

Michelle Alton 9/5/2012 6:31:21 AM

Never have I seen a more beautifully done photograph off these birds. Favorite. #10309518

Kathy Salerni 9/5/2012 9:57:27 PM

What an amazing capture of these spoonbills, Rona! Perfect focus and detail! Bet we see this one again!! #10310674

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/6/2012 4:47:36 PM

Amazing is right...the colors, clarity and framing is perfect Rona!!

jo ann c. #10311886

Ellen Hodges 9/15/2012 8:19:30 PM

Strictly a fabulous shot, Rona!! Huge WOW!! #10324562

Leslie McLain 2/11/2013 4:11:14 AM

An amazing capture of these beautiful birds, Rona. #10563071

Terry Cervi 2/11/2013 9:51:50 PM

I'll bet this was amazing to watch, Rona! And your shot is just so beautiful with such wonderful color and detail! Instant fave!! #10564461

Phyllis Burchett 2/12/2013 3:28:02 PM

FANtastic shot Rona! Guess I'll be seeing you in a few weeks! #10565532

Anita N. Hogue 2/12/2013 4:38:45 PM

Oh, so sweet, Rona! A fabulous capture! #10565574

Reynaldo D. Reyes 2/17/2013 1:15:09 PM

It's such a precious capture Rona, getting this once in a lifetime intimate moment between these two love birds. Love the way they interact and widespread wings and comp ~ spell A winner! Great shot. #10572163

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1/5000s @ f/5.0, ISO 400, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII @ 200mm. Hand-held, manual. (
Taken at the Alligator Farm, Fla. this past April. I watched the courtship display of this Roseate Spoonbill pair for quite some time, including this ritualized exchange of nest material. I learned that these birds are monagamous and that a mated pair will raise one brood of 1-6 eggs each year.

Resubmitted February 10, 2013.

Uploaded on 9/4/2012 10:06:41 PM

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