birds of a feather flocked together: aviary

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 24 October 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Safari West, Santa Rosa, CA ~ Wedding Party

After the wedding, I toured the bird sanctuary.
It was shady and the birds were frequently in motion, so capturing good shots was difficult. I don't know the name of this bird, but I caught one feeding ... tomorrow's post.

NIKON D90 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Amazing colour, well captured and nice composition

24 Oct 2010 6:48am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fabulous shot!
wonderful colours, lighting and details...
Nice title too...

24 Oct 2010 6:51am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Wow! How bright!

24 Oct 2010 8:03am

Elora from Genoa, Italy

What amazing colours this bird has! great job!

24 Oct 2010 8:07am

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Magnifiques couleurs!

24 Oct 2010 8:57am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

What a great photo, the colors are incredible! 5 *****

24 Oct 2010 9:26am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wow Dulcie!! This is extremely beautiful! Great shot!

24 Oct 2010 9:54am

Mariana Maodush from Waterloo, Canada

Brillaint colors ;)

24 Oct 2010 12:10pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super colours and DOF Dulcie! There is a definite sense of motion here..... ;-)

24 Oct 2010 12:56pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Amazing colors and a splendid light. Good Sunday.

24 Oct 2010 1:08pm

myky from London, Canada

Beautiful colors

24 Oct 2010 3:18pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

i think it is an orange "something-or-other"


24 Oct 2010 3:29pm

@jim: Funny...I think you have found the best verbiage to identify unknown species. :-)

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Strange bird...

24 Oct 2010 4:27pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

strange bird of fire...

24 Oct 2010 6:19pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

What extraordinary color. Exquisite detail in this image!!!

24 Oct 2010 6:25pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

GReat catch Dulcie....the color is like fire.....wonder what he is.......

24 Oct 2010 6:43pm

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Stunning colour! The background really complements the subect too. Nice work.
BTW ... your giraffe is up today.

24 Oct 2010 7:23pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

les couleurs sont magnifiques !!!

24 Oct 2010 7:40pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Amazing colors..almost blinding! With a beautiful composition and bokeh!

24 Oct 2010 7:58pm

k@ from Paris, France

The toning is very original, like a glow, makes it very impressive !

24 Oct 2010 8:13pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

An orange fire bird, amazing colour

24 Oct 2010 8:17pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

whoa! that's some bird

24 Oct 2010 9:26pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Scarlet ibis?
What a cute little chap!

24 Oct 2010 9:29pm

@London Caller: I googled Scarlet are absolutely correct. Thank you !! :-)

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Looks like a stork of some sort. Really nice image.

24 Oct 2010 9:31pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

i too have been trying to photograph birds in flight in my backyard, it is very hard...

25 Oct 2010 1:00am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful!! I love your colors and effects!

25 Oct 2010 3:59am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Great capture and touching story. Wonderful colors and dof.

25 Oct 2010 4:49am

Dixx from Island of Xiamen, China

Awesome shot! Looks like Phoenix bird.

25 Oct 2010 6:25am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

A stunning shot - so very beautiful!

25 Oct 2010 3:46pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland


31 Oct 2010 1:23pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I really like its profile all in red! Most expressive and...... almost ready to talk (?)

1 Nov 2010 10:11am

Jane Forrest from Walnut Creek, CA, United States

Hard to decide on which is the neatest. I feel like I was a spirit floating in the background. This bird is striking . What a location for a wedding! WOW!

3 Nov 2010 2:28am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Such glowing colours! Amazing.

3 Nov 2010 5:18am

1/160 second
ISO 1600
450 mm (35mm equiv.)