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Red-footed Booby, Galapagos


Red-footed Booby, Galapagos

Not a layout - yet. DH and I returned from a three-week birding vacation in Ecuador and the Galapagos last week. I've just finished sorting through about 9,000 photos, winnowing them down to about 100, from which I need to select 25-30 for a holiday newsletter. I needed to share! I think this is my favorite. It's pretty much straight from the camera; I cropped a bit for better composition, and sharpened slightly, then added a stroke. I really was this close, and he seemed as curious about me as I was about him. Wheee!



    What an awesome photo Jo! I'd love to see it in a layout too.
    WOW! Pretty amazing bird, shot and experience. Thanks for sharing.
    Stunning!!!
    WOW! At first I thought you were working on painting skills - awesome.
    What an amazing photo! The colors look so unrealistic it's amazing the bird really looks that way. Thanks for sharing!
    Whow he gets my attention. Fabulous picture - did you go on a birding tour? I'd love to hear more about it. I will have to message you.
    This is absolutely amazing! I love birds, especially the odd ones. I can't wait to see what you do as a layout with your pictures. TFS!
    I am a bird lover and this jumped off the gallery at me.... what a bird!! I would love to see this one in the real.
    Love bird photos! This is a good one.
    He's precious. And you sure were close to him. How wonderful to be able to see birds this close up. His colorful face is fabulous, but I love his red feet are outstanding and very cute.