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These Bluefooted Boobies were very entertaining with their clown like courtship ritual of rubbing beaks, bowing to each other, padding their feet up and down. Most amusing.
I was able to crouch reasonably low to get to get the angle and was sufficiently far enough away so as not to disturb them.
They grow to a height of 88cm with a wing span of 150cm.

regards

Martin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Apr 2012 - 11:10 PM
Focal Length:210mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.0
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Bluefooted Boobies
Username:martin174 martin174
Uploaded:27 Aug 2012 - 7:29 AM
Tags:Animal behaviour, Animal courtship, Blue feet, Bluefoot Booby, Photo journalism, Sea bird, Travel, Wildlife / nature
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43443 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:36 AM

What an amazing looking bird Martin, simply stunning. "Are the a member of the Gannet family, as they have very similar head shape?"

Regards Nathan

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martin174
martin174 e2 Member 8martin174 vcard United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 - 7:52 AM

If they are not of the same family Nathan then they should be. They certainly have many similar features and characturistics as well as shape and size but also the way they fly and dive into the sea when fishing for food.
Many thanks for your comments.

Martin

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