The spoonbills have returned to Balyang! There have been a lot of ibis lately after the floods have filled the ponds. I hadn’t seen spoonbills in a while.
On this day, there was three. This yellow-billed spoonbill, a species I rarely see there, landed on the mating tree. I knew that the photographs would be mediocre from my position, especially as I stuck to creative auto. I still thought it was worth experimenting with.
It stayed here for about 10 minutes and I experimented with different types of photography, and different levels of editing.
They didn’t turn out like I hoped but I’m still grateful. I know what settings to research now. I also didn’t know that they have black tips on some of their wing feathers. Always watching, always learning.