Roseate SunsetRoseate Sunset – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 250, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

It has now been a week since I have been out in the field due to rainy and cloudy weather so I thought I would dig into my archives and found this Roseate Spoonbill at sunset that I photographed not long before I left Florida.

The Roseate Spoonbill was at the edge of a spartina marsh as the tide was going out and I was sitting in the warm water of the tidal lagoon as the sun started to slip towards the horizon over the Gulf of Mexico. I didn’t know it at the time but this was the last Roseate Spoonbill I would photograph at Fort De Soto’s north beach. I have always loved the pinks of the Roseate Spoonbills and the evening sun just made the colors even more delightful looking.

Life is good even when the rain is falling and the skies are cloudy and gray.



  1. Alex (stu) May 18, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Spectacular !

  2. Utahbooklover May 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Quite the adaptation and yes, beautiful shades of pink. Heavy rain this afternoon!

  3. Elephant's Child May 18, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Incredible. Thank you.

  4. Liz Cormack May 18, 2015 at 7:33 am


  5. Nancy Collins May 18, 2015 at 5:58 am


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