Roseate Spoonbills

On my trip last month to the St.Augustine Alligator Farm I really wanted to get some photos of Roseate Spoonbills.  It's a very colorful bird and it's one of the coastal birds we never get to see in North Alabama.

While they were certainly there at the Alligator Farm, they didn't present near as many photo ops as the other bird species did.  I did manage to get a few keepers, though.

ISO 400, 600mm, F/6.3 @ 1/1600th second

When these birds got in just the right light, their eyes lit up like crazy!  

ISO 400, 500mm, F/6.3 @ 1/2000th second

I know I was mentioning the eyes, but this image I managed to catch one "blinking".  I thought the shot with the eye membrane was cool.

ISO 400, 600mm, F/6.3 @ 1/2500th second

All of these images were captured with the Sony Alpha 77ii and Tamron Lenses 150-600mm Lens.  These shots were also made handheld.