What???   You Don't Wear Pink..???? by Brenda Dow


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A Roseate Spoonbill – Ajaia ajaja

What an awesome bird….. on a recent shoot with fellow bubbler, noffi, we had the opportunity to sit for hours and watch a colony of Spoonbill’s preen in the Ding Darling Preserve, Sanibel Island, Florida…… Just the day before I had added “shooting a Roseate Spoonbill to my Bucket List”….. what a fantastic day!!!!
The Spoonbill has a white head and chest with light pink wings with a dark pink fringe… beautiful to see!!! Their long legs are pink also.
They live in mangrove swamps, tidal ponds, saltwater lagoon and other areas with brackish water.
According to other written information, like the flamingo, the roseate spoonbill’s pink color comes from the food it eats. They have touch receptors in their bills to help them catch food… and the swinging back and forth of its open bill in the water helps to sift up food like small fish, shrimp, mollusks, snails and insects.

That was another special day among my RB friends….. I have much to learn and everyone is so helpful, even strangers become friends when one holds a camera in their hands!!! Wonderful moments and memories!!!

It’s not over between me and the Roseate Spoonbill’s…… I’ll return for another day of shooting…. hope they will reciprocate!!!!

Thank you everyone for your great support…. so nice to have your visit and comments!!!
Much love,
aka Jazzy

P.S. I won’t tell you how many shots I took…. LOLOL unbelievable!!!!


Signa lens: 125-500mm
ISO: 800
Shutter speed: 1/4000
focal length: 500mm
Monopod in use
Slight crop only



roseate spoonbills, birds, florida, pink

The art of collecting the interesting and intriguing things of this world and bringing excitement of the possibility of “freezing” that moment in time are the reasons that my eyes have broadened to look under and over and in between the winds of the nights and the lights of the days…… Come walk beside me and we can be the “sunshine” for this season in time……….. just walk beside me…………..
aka Jazzy

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  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 3 years ago


  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 3 years ago

    Wow this is fabulous Brenda, wonderful colours and details.

  • Hi Lynne…. what a lovely comment….. and a fav…… your support is so appreciated…. thank you!!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 3 years ago

    Wow…Brenda…what an special birds and what a very special image!
    I’ve never heard of a Roseate Spoonbill and also never seen them….
    With us, we regularly see the Eurasian Spoonbill or Common Spoonbill but Pink…..? No…..
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful image with us, my friend!

  • Adrian, I am so pleased that you like the Roseate Spoonbills…. They were so busy for hours, preening and walking among the other birds….. We watched and waited and were not disappointed !!! I wish for you an opportunity to come to S. Florida and see for yourself!!!!
    In Feb. they come in droves!!!! Thanks for the great comment!!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    excellent capture, wished I could of been there

  • Oh Kathy, your name came up several times as we knew you would have loved this time out also….. but there will be time in a few months…. then we’ll be off again!!!! Thank you for your support of what I love to do…….. shoot birds with my lens!!!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • kukawa
    kukawaover 3 years ago

    This image brings smiles to my face, along with your words…….Bren, enjoy your day today, and be safe, peace and happiness, syl
    Oh and Thank You for sharing…..

  • Hello Syl….. you have the nicest way about you…. a gem for RB!!!!! Thank you for the great comment…. for your encouragement…. and your heartfelt greetings!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • Gouzelka
    Gouzelkaover 3 years ago

    Amazing image Brenda, very beautifully captured.

  • Hi Gouzel !!!! How nice to see you here…. and I am pleased that you like this image….. hope we can go back together in a few months….. Thank you for the visit!!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • Jurmale
    Jurmaleover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture,Brenda!

  • Thank you so very much, Paul for the great comment…. it’s so nice to have your visit!!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot Brenda..Love their colour…

  • Thank you, Jason….. it was during a trip out with noffi……. what a great experience….. I will go back to see them again!!!! Hope they will join in!!! LOL

    – Brenda Dow

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 3 years ago


  • Thanks, Lee……I love your reaction to this image….. aren’t they a beautiful shade of pink!!!! It’s nice to see you smiling here….. a happy lady!!!! Perfect!!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thank you for including me in your group!!!! It’s nice to hear from you!!!

    – Brenda Dow

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