Congrats to David Saylor for winning the Reflections Assignment!
“The Dan Click Ponds in the Rich Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, FL, are a pair of large settling ponds for the nearby treatment plant and attract a wide variety of waterfowl throughout the year. I am fortunate to live less than a mile from there and it was a pretty rare event for me to see so many pelicans and spoonbills together in one place. I had been returning to this spot every day for about a week hoping for the right conditions. The pelicans and spoonbills were using the center of the settling ponds to preen and rest and the water level was extremely low. When I saw this scene, I knew I had it. The water was dead calm, the birds distributed just right and the clouds providing a perfect mirror image. The horizon just melted away,” recounts Saylor. His equipment included a Canon EOS Rebel T3i with Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens.