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Getting my Spoonbills in a row…

Seeing Roseate Spoonbills was a bucket list thing for me, and I managed to do just that at Circle B Bar Reserve.  But it was just a tease.  I had to glimpse them through the foliage, and they were hunkered down because of the chill in the air that day.  So when my photo op for the day fell apart, meaning that I chickened out of a two hour drive in the dark, and in the dense fog (really, really dense), I decided to head to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park to see the Spoonbills there.  There is a school of thought that says that you shouldn’t photograph animals in captivity, but I don’t have a problem with that.  I’m in hopes that seeing the beauty of these birds will only make people appreciate them, and nature, more.  Of course getting the photos was a bit like shooting fish in a barrel.  So how come I got so many truly bad photos?  I wanted to get them in flight, and fly they did, but maybe it was the close quarters but all the photos were disappointing.  Or I tried for an artistic effect.  You be the judge…2-18spoonbill52-16spoonbill6-22-16spoonbill4-22-16spoonbill3-22-16spoonbill2-22-16spoonbill1-22-16spoonbill5