Roseates seem to be more colorful during the breeding season. I took this picture of a male roseate spoonbill flying straight toward me on April 5, 2014, at the peak of the breeding season. The image was taken in the Audubon Society’s Smith Oaks Sanctuary in High Island, Texas on a dreary, overcast day about on hour before sunset as storms were approaching. Roseates are very strong, fast fliers once they get moving and very colorful to watch. That’s why I call this image Red Hot Roseate Spoonbill. The Nikon D4 was set to aperture preferred, max aperture (f5.6 for the 800mm Nikkor) and auto ISO.