Every once in a while, when I'm kayaking back in the mangroves, I come around the bend and WOW, there it is, a big flash of pink and white, that of a Roseate Spoonbill! They're rather shy, so I always feel lucky to get a close up photo for painting. This guy was all by himself which is unusual. There are usually at least 4 or 5 together.
Oil on 16 x 20 inch Canvas