We had yet one more fun moment at Blackpoint Wildlife Drive this past Saturday. Three Willets flew by, making a half-circle around us before landing in the water. When they were far away, I was able to get all three in the frame. When they were closer, I was only able to get one. When standing, you might be tempted to think these are drab and boring shorebirds; but when they take flight, everything changes. That distinctive wing pattern brings out their subtle beauty. I was struck by the way the light shined through the wings of the three Willets in flight.
Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.