Sunset and a Roseate SpoonbillSunset and a Roseate Spoonbill – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/500, ISO 250, Nikkor 80-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Most of my time spent photographing birds at Fort De Soto County Park was in the early morning hours but the times I photographed in the evenings were just as magical. The light around sunrise and sunset is “sweet light” for bird photography and whenever possible I try to find birds in that light. The sun angle is low and the light on birds at sunset seems to make them glow.

The tide was rushing out of the tidal lagoon very quickly when I photographed this Roseate Spoonbill at the “Magic Hour” and the light on the Spoonbill and the Spartina behind it enchanted me. I hope that it enchants you too.