Ibis Coming Into Roost

I just returned home from a week shooting wildlife and landscapes in South Florida. The trip went really well and I spent the entire week driving from one bid hotspot to the other, often only sleeping a few hours each night. I spent 90% of my time and energy shooting birds and only a couple of mornings working landscapes. To be honest, the light was only really excellent on one morning for landscape photography and I nailed some amazing images at Blowing Rocks with big waves breaking along the rocky shoreline.

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The image above was captured at sunset on a clear evening. The birds were coming into roost at the rookery in Venice, Florida. After studying the patterns and behaviors for a while, I was able to set up a shot of two Ibis fighting it out over a position for the night. The light was at it’s most colorful peak at this point and I was lucky to catch such a magnificent pose.

Nikon D800, 400mm F.2.8 w/ 1.4 teleconvertor, ISO 400, 1/6400 @ F4

Stay tuned for many more posts from my adventure in wildlife photography from South Florida coming this week. Thanks as always for reading the blog and leaving any comments!