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Red-footed Booby


Red-footed Booby
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Galapagos Islands
Date Submitted: 2014-02-22 11:52
Viewed: 1971
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
RED-FOOTED BOOBY
Sula sula

These are the smallest of more than half a dozen booby species. Red-footed boobies are strong flyers and can travel up to 93 miles (150 kilometers) in search of food. They often hunt in large groups, and are nimble enough to snare flying fish from the air. Boobies are well adapted for diving and feature long bills, lean and aerodynamic bodies, closeable nostrils, and long wings which they wrap around their bodies before entering the water. Red-footed boobies use these attributes to plunge-dive and capture fish that they spot from above with their sharp eyes. At night, they may dive for schooling squid that are visible because of their phosphorescence. Once in the water, the birds use their webbed feet to aid swimming.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6480 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2014-02-22 15:11]

Hi Manyee,this close up is absolutely fantastic! What a great portrait of this booby,the details are over the top of perfection,the best saturation too! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Manyee, Super close up of this bird. Very beautiful colours and great sharpness along with awesome details. The blue BG gives nice contrast to the subject. Best regards
Anna

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-02-22 16:44]

Hello Manyee,
Awesome close-up image of this beautiful Red-footed Booby. The detail is incredible and the colors are true and natural. Love the bright blue sky as a BG and the exposure couldn't be any better. Very informative notes. Superb!!!
Ron

Hello Mr.Manyee,
Soooooooooo close.Details and colours are outstanding.No doubt very beautiful and well managed light.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Srikumar

great make up :) TFS Ori

Hallo manyee
this is great!!
so beautiful colours and great sharpness
thanks greeting lou

Great image. Nice colors and sharpness. Stands out against the blue sky.
I've ben to Galapagos my self, saw the other species of booby but not the REdfooted.

TFS, Ronny

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