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Red-footed Booby Chick


Red-footed Booby Chick
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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: 2014-01-07 9:55
Viewed: 1870
Points: 6
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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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Hello Mr.Manyee,
Very strong bill with dreamy bluish eyes made this species attractive to me.Very close picture and impressive details.Even very tiny details on bill is well visible.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,
Srikumar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-07 11:22]

Hello Manyee,
Fantastic close-up of this Red-footed Booby in superb sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. The eye is awesome. Excellent choice of composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-08 9:21]

Hi Manyee,fantastic portrait of this young booby,what a close up,a spectacular capture with the best details and natural colors too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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