‘A (Red-footed Booby)

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‘A (Red-footed Booby | Fou à pieds rouges | Sula sala): These birds are quite abundant on Kaua’i’s north shore, in the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. I would have liked to get even better pictures of them in flight, but with a fair amount of cropping and image tweaking, I’m fairly happy with this one. Still, it does not approach the perfection of Ron Dudley or Mia McPherson’s bird flight photos (to mention only two of my favourite bird photographers), so I’m going to have to keep practicing!

Taken on December 28, 2015, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (ISO 640 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/1250). Cropped. Not baited, called in or set up.

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