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Roseate Spoonbill at Dawn
Photographer: Richard Rigterink
Location: Merritt Island NWR, Florida
Story: 
The quiet stillness of this early morning encouraged us to stop and appreciate the marsh waking up. We watched this Roseate Spoonbill as it was feeding and came closer. The bright colors of the breeding adult made it easy for us to spot. As it paused to check us out, it reminded us of a ballerina in her tutu.
Digital Alterations: 
Just the normal adjustments.
Camera Information: Canon 1D Mark 3 with Canon 500 mm 1.4L lens with 1.4 extender
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