Spoonbill Flight

© Cheryl E. Molennor

Spoonbill  Flight

Uploaded: June 18, 2007 09:02:24


These birds are so beautiful. I got so lucky to have had 2 days to shoot them because after the 2 days we had a big rain. The birds have been gone ever since. I am so grateful to have had the experience of watching them as well as getting some great shots. You don't see these guys around much anymore.


Lindley Johnson level-classic June 18, 2007

Great capture, Cheryl! Beautiful color and perfectly framed - well done! #675887

Girish Vaghela level-classic June 18, 2007

Great in motion, lovely colors, Cheryl! #4409166

Michelle L. Frick June 18, 2007

Excellent in flight capture Cheryl - and what beautiful colors on this bird! #4409245

June 18, 2007

How beautiful, Cheryl! I just saw a doc. from animal planet on saving these guys!!! #4409258

Bill Houghton June 18, 2007

This is indeed a beautiful shot of this spoonbill. Great capture. Bill #4409277

Karen Bacon June 18, 2007

Wonderful shot of this beauty! #4409412

Cheryl E. Molennor June 18, 2007

Thankyou so much Lindley,Girish,Michelle,Joyce,Bill and Karen. Joyce I'm sorry I missed that one. #4409422

Jim Huffield June 18, 2007

Very lovely image, Cheryl. Jim #4409439

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 18, 2007

Outstanding in-flight capture Cheryl! Looks likeyou had a great 2 days with these beautiful Spoonbills! Jeff #4409466

BILLY R. PARKER June 18, 2007


Pat Gamwell June 18, 2007

GORGEOUS shot, Cheryl! How blessed you were to behold these beauties! Your entire gallery is fabulous! #4410054

Cheryl E. Molennor June 18, 2007

Hi Jim,Jeff,Billy and Pat and thankyou for your inspiring compliments.Jeff, I had a blast! #4410149

June 18, 2007

Very Beautiful, great color and GREAT CAPTURE #4410529

Nobu Nagase June 18, 2007

Way to go, Cheryl, great job capturing this beauty!

Cheryl E. Molennor June 19, 2007

Thankyou Manuel and Nobi #4412531

Melissa G. Meiselman June 20, 2007

WOW...this is a gorgeous bird and a wonderful in flight capture, Cheryl!! Where did the birds go?? #4417809

Sam Britt June 20, 2007

Fantastic in-flight capture of this bird, Cheryl. Very beautiful. #4417974

Alex T. Mizuno June 20, 2007

This is a fantastic shot Cheryl!! You captured a graceful yet dynamic moment! #4418487

Cheryl E. Molennor June 21, 2007

Melissa Sam and Alex thanks so much. Melissa I havn't a clue. I keep visiting and no sign at all. Boo hoo #4420400

paul parent level-deluxe June 21, 2007

Outstanding Action Shot #4421840

Cheryl E. Molennor June 21, 2007

Thankyou so much Paul #4421862

Su Sana E. P level-classic June 21, 2007

Great catch and a beautiful capture of this wonderful moment, Cheryl!! Colors of the bird and the sense of motion looks fantastic!! #4422344

Graeme yew Chow June 22, 2007

Wonderful captured just in time otherwise you have to wait again. Excellent motion and detail, Cheryl. #4422566

Susan Weisensel June 22, 2007

Cheryl, This is an amazing capture, in fact your gallery is amazing. #4424789

Cheryl E. Molennor June 22, 2007

SuSana Graeme and Susan Thankyou so much. #4425782

Violeta Harrington June 22, 2007

I would be so proud to get a shot like this! wonderful!!! #4426086

Cheryl E. Molennor June 23, 2007

I am LOL! You should be proud of your gallery as well. Great bird shots! #4429258

Lori Carlson June 24, 2007

High-five, Cheryl!! :0) Well done on this beauty and difficult to get shot! Love the position of the wings. #4430587

Joerg Schlagheck June 24, 2007

High fife here too, Cheryl! Amazing capture!! Wow...these birds are so beautiful! #4430624

adrifil June 24, 2007

What a great photo! The focus on the head and neck and the blur caused by its wing flaping makes us see this SpoonBill flying! #4430644

Cheryl E. Molennor June 24, 2007

Thankyou Lori Joerg and Adrifil for the compliments #4430803

June 24, 2007

Wonderful shot. love it! #4430874

Cheryl E. Molennor June 24, 2007

Thankyou Ivette #4430952

cheryl m. phillips June 25, 2007

How proud are you feeling right about now??
Great work!
~cheryl #4434978

Cheryl E. Molennor June 25, 2007

Thanks Cheryl. It is nice to get this home and see that it is a good one. #4436556

ALLEN O. HOWARD June 28, 2007

A wonderful capture Cheryl! Awesome colors! #4453270

Cheryl E. Molennor June 28, 2007

Thanks Allen #4453304

Kathleen Brennan June 29, 2007

Excellent in flight capture. These are not easy! Fabulous detail and focus. #4456514

Kathy Reeves July 03, 2007

Wow!! How did I miss this beauty!!! Awesome! I also love spoonbills!! #4468411

Cheryl E. Molennor July 03, 2007

Thankyou Kathleen and Kathy. I Love them as well Kathy. They have such a beautiful color #4469218

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 05, 2007

Magnificent capture of this roseate spoonbill, Cheryl. Love the position you caught and the blur of the wings--an image to die for (well, not quite, but it's a great one!). Saw this in Editor's First Picks. #4475618

Cheryl E. Molennor July 05, 2007

Thanks so much Nikki. That is very inspiring #4476723

Sherri Gorman July 16, 2007

Awesome capture!!!!! #4515204

Cheryl E. Molennor July 16, 2007

Thankyou Sherri #4515735

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 17, 2007

WHAT a SPLENDIDLY GLORIOUS shot, Cheryl!!! Such a gorgeous bird!!!!!

I enjoyed my stroll through your gallery!!!! Very nice!!!!! k #4518829

Cheryl E. Molennor July 17, 2007

Thankyou soo much Kitty #4519790

Mary K. Robison July 21, 2007

While I was strolling through your EFP shots, Cheryl, this beautiful photo caught my eye. Wonderful colors and stop-motion capture! #4537060

Graeme yew Chow July 24, 2007

Cheryl, big congratulations on this beautiful motion shot. Well deserved friend. #4551322

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 24, 2007

So pleased to see the finalist button on this, Cheryl. Congratulations!! #4551394

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe July 24, 2007

A beautiful Finalist, Cheryl! We don't see as many of these as we used to on the Gulf Coast. They are beautiful and your capture is terrific! #4551448

Tamera S. Phillips July 24, 2007

Congrats on this awesome finalist Cheryl. Love the action. #4551499

Raymond Pauly July 24, 2007

Wow!! This is really beautiful, Cheryl! Congratulations! #4551685

Nadya Johnson July 24, 2007

This is BREATH-TAKING, Cheryl! Congratulations on your very stunning finalist! #4551802

Erin Kirsten July 24, 2007

Congrats on your finalist... this is gorgeous!! #4551858

Susan Fox July 24, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist Cheryl! Great capture! #4552120

Colleen Farrell July 24, 2007

What an amazing bird and capture! Congratulations on this great finalist, Cheryl! #4552175

Lori Carlson July 25, 2007

Congratulations, Cheryl! :0) #4553716

Sam Britt July 25, 2007

Congratulations, Cheryl! #4554113

Melissa G. Meiselman July 25, 2007

Congratulations, Cheryl!! #4554396

Joerg Schlagheck July 25, 2007

Congratulations, Cheryl! #4554722

ALLEN O. HOWARD July 25, 2007

Congratulations on this beauty, Cheryl! #4555142

Sherri Gorman July 25, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!! #4555480

eileen bedford July 25, 2007

Congratulations Cheryl, it such a beautiful capture.... #4555610

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 25, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Cheryl. Good luck in the next round. #4556366

Laurie Daily level-deluxe July 25, 2007

What a gorgeous finalist, Cheryl! #4557205

Lani J July 25, 2007

A winning shot, Cheryl! Congratulations! :) #4557427

Cheryl E. Molennor July 25, 2007

Thankyou everybody soo much. I am so thrilled to have a finalist in this category. Not an easy thing!! #4558241

Amanda Chapman July 25, 2007

You make it look easy!! #4558636

Nobu Nagase July 25, 2007

Way to go, Cheryl,
my big congratulations !!! #4559451

Kathy Reeves July 26, 2007

Congregations on this fantastic finalist Cheryl!!!! #4560131

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 26, 2007

Congrats Cheryl on your very well deserved Finlaist! Jeff #4560462

Cheryl E. Molennor July 26, 2007

Thankyou!! Amanda Nobi,Kathy and jeff! #4560763

Susan Candelario July 26, 2007

Congrats on this great Finalist!!! #4560864

Derek D. Dafoe July 26, 2007

Congrats on your Great Finalist!! #4560979

RC Fritz July 26, 2007

What beautiful colors on this bird!! Beautiful Finalist. Congratulations!! #4564781

Cheryl E. Molennor July 27, 2007

Thanks Everybody!! #4567769

augustus gillian October 07, 2007

good motion. great capture. perfect blurs in the image #4893087

Cheryl E. Molennor October 07, 2007

Thankyou Augustus #4894615

Nick Lagos January 10, 2008

They are a great subject for sure Cheryl...all the better caught in flight....congrats to you #5321659

Cheryl E. Molennor January 24, 2008

Thankyou Nick #5388783

Gary Lange April 18, 2008

Wow, BEAUTIFUL image,Cheryl!! Your gallery is exquisite! #5803473

Cheryl E. Molennor April 18, 2008

Many Thanks Gary #5804442

Marcel J. Fernandez May 12, 2008

This is just one of many hight quality and splendid images in your gallery. I love your work. #5912978

Cheryl E. Molennor May 12, 2008

Thankyou Marcel and I must say I am a fan of yours as well. #5913563

Kerry W. Willis September 08, 2010

Elegamt beauty... like a flying flower. Well done. #8888620

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