Roseate spoonbill tree

Roseate spoonbill tree

While touring the Donnelley Wildlife Management Area the so called Roseate spoonbill tree in “full bloom” prompted this photograph.

As is my custom on a first scouting of a local wildlife area, I employed my enduro motorcycle which offers greater accessibility but less space for camera gear. Fortunately my sparse provisions included a lens capable of 135mm at an f/5.6 aperture to render this photograph.

The Donnelly Wildlife Management Area will definitely become another Colleton County addition to my wildlife photography.

Bella Luna Restauarant – Jamaica Plain, MA (Covid-19 RIP 2020)

Bella Luna Restauarant - Jamaica Plain, MA

After a long night of getting crushed in 5 min blitz chess by my dear friend IM Joe Fang, we decided to get something to eat. On a whim we randomly stopped at Bella Luna in JP. Bella Luna is where I experienced white pizza for the first time. However, not just white pizza, but unfathomably sublime white pizza.

On one of the many return trips to feast on unfathomably sublime white pizza, hear slam poetry in the under ground bowling alley (yes they had a functional underground candlepin bowling alley), and peruse the Bella Luna art gallery of local artist oil on canvas paintings, I finally discovered their parking lot and noticed the “Bella Luna Milky Way” wall mural.

Roseate Spoonbills

Roseate Spoonbills
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As the tide came in, this flock of Roseate spoonbills was forced closer to shore so they could continue to wade and hunt in shallow water. Nikon D850, Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6, 1/2500 sec, 500mm, aperture f/5.6, iso 720