Roseate Spoonbill in evening lightRoseate Spoonbill in evening light – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/750, ISO 250, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

Early morning is my favorite time of the day to photograph partly because of the soft light but also because I feel marvelous when I am immersed in nature as the day begins. Evening can have marvelous light too though as shown in the Roseate Spoonbill image above that I photographed in Florida as it hunted for prey in a tidal lagoon.

There was a Roseate Spoonbill here in Utah this year well to the south of where I live, I hope that the pink adding bird moved on and found bird of its own kind because it was well out of its normal range.