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Yellow-billed Spoonbill

Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Image ID 38767)
Photographed byNathan Watson on Sun 2nd Feb, 2020 and uploaded on Fri 7th Feb, 2020 .
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ID38767
CommentSpoonbills have a gawky beauty about them. They're also generally very shy in our area and it's been difficult to get close enough to get a good shot. Last weekend I was laying down in the water on the edge of the inlet when these three spoonbills started walking straight towards me. I was expecting them to spook when they saw me, but they kept coming and walked straight past me not 10 metres in front of me, then turned around and went back the other way, quite amazing and thrilled to get a nice shot finally!
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D MKIII, Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports lens. Handheld, manual, F/8, 1/3200, ISO 1250 and post processed with DPP4, PSE and Neat Image.
LocationMorley Beach, Denmark, Western Australia
Keywordsfeeding/with prey, adult, breeding plumage/features
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