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Looking Toward Heaven - Roseate Spoonbill.

Microsoft licensed this image through Getty's 'Rights Managed Images' for use in its Beautiful Birds theme pack (Win 7). It also sold for a two page spread in a children's book entitled "Roseate Spoonbill - Pretty in Pink", as well as for many other items such as toy packaging, iPod covers, and shower curtains.

The clouds really were colorful but I bumped their color and drama up to match the bird better. I sometimes wonder if I overdid it, but this is the way I remember the moment. Plus I have sold this image more times than any other. Are the sales a coincidence or is this really what sells?

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7 Comments

Damien Harrison's picture

I love the colours and details in this shot.

Jordan Butler's picture

I love this shot. Is this a sky replacement or did you capture this in camera?

Haike Lin's picture

also curious,solid !!!

Jukka Pinonummi's picture

Beautifull photo and those colours :)

Kim Metzgar's picture

Magical. So beautiful I can not stop looking at this image.

Pretty in Pink. Wow its an image that
stays in your memory bank. I would
name this one THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

Incredible shot! Photography doesn't get much better than this.