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Blue Footed Booby

By cats_123  
Thanks for dropping by..another from our Galapagos trip..the fabulous Blue footed Booby.

A little blown out on the head, and I played around a touch with the background, but am sure someone will produce a better result..have a go? Smile

I was just happy to get that close!! Smile


The Blue-footed Booby is on average 81 centimetres (32 in) long and weighs 1.5 kilograms (3.3 lb), with the females slightly larger than the males. It has long pointed wings and a wedge shaped tail. They have strong, thick necks. The booby's eyes are placed on either side of their bill and oriented towards the front. They have excellent binocular vision. The Blue-footed Booby's eyes are yellow. The male has more yellow on its iris than the female. The Blue-footed Booby has permanently closed nostrils specialized for diving. They breathe through the corners of their mouths. Their feet range from a pale turquoise to a deep aquamarine. Males and younger birds have lighter feet than females do.

Tags: Galapagos Ecuador Wildlife and nature Blue footed booby Sula nebouxii

Voters: Joline, LynneJoyce, barbarahirst and 12 more


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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2010 11:55AM
Weird and wonderful to us with a great expression.

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7 Dec 2010 12:48PM
Never seen these before !
I learn a new thing every day on here
7 Dec 2010 1:34PM
A excellent capture...
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
7 Dec 2010 4:06PM
Excellent capture of this incrediblly strange vird---

Glalapgos--- a place I would love to visit!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
7 Dec 2010 4:45PM
Another new one on me this bird.
Good shot in what looks like some tricky lighting.
Mick.
7 Dec 2010 9:01PM
Fabulous image Jeff. Galapagos must be a photographers heaven.
Tony
Tibetan 4 3 England
15 Sep 2012 10:43AM
Nice one seen this on the world about us, looks like a tricky shot well done, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
paulashby 8 10 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 3:33PM
You've got to shoot first if it's your only opportunity because these things will never wait for you, still a good shot though.

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