sitting pretty . . .

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 17 November 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Safari West, Santa Rosa, CA ~

Resting on a tree branch, the Blue-Breasted Something-Or-Other.... ;-)

NIKON D90 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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larans from Lund, Sweden

A wonderful portrait of a beautiful bird. I love the colors!

17 Nov 2010 5:43am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

This bird is so pretty.... gorgeous colours, details and what a great pose, really captured perfectly, Dulcie!

17 Nov 2010 5:50am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I really love the color contrast - beautiful shot!

17 Nov 2010 6:03am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

wow gorgeous bird, I love those blue feathers!

17 Nov 2010 6:20am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

great colors, beautiful bird!

17 Nov 2010 6:24am

Yvon from Orleans, France

fabulous shot

17 Nov 2010 6:36am

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

And beautifully photographed!

17 Nov 2010 6:53am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Wow, fantastic, I have never seen a bird this colour, it even has a blue beak. Nice composition and DOF too

17 Nov 2010 6:53am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

wow !! what a fantastic bird. Its blue color is really nice & harmonious on the yellow of the background. a great capture Dulcie.

17 Nov 2010 7:12am

Matt from San Mateo, United States

wow, such bold colors! great dof and composition, bird looks funny and puffy =] great find and capture!

17 Nov 2010 7:38am

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

wow -fabulous bird!! and gorgeous shot with the nice contrasting colors! love it!

17 Nov 2010 8:12am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Oh wow! This is an absolutely amazing shot! It is so crisp! The complementary colour of the bird against the background is stunning!

17 Nov 2010 8:13am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Joli portrait de cet oiseau très coloré ! belle prise !

17 Nov 2010 8:16am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! What a beautiful bird. I've never seen one of these before. You have captured it superbly.

17 Nov 2010 8:51am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The blue bird that lives in my dreams YME says good morning! Wonderful picture friend! Thank you very much for teaching me the picture of my blue bird of dreams! Best regards, Adela

17 Nov 2010 9:26am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Lovely bird, great background and beautiful framing!

17 Nov 2010 9:29am

Marianne Belloc from Toulouse, France

A magic blue bird, in orange light, love your shot Dulcie !
It's eyes are blue so ?
nice day for u, and many thanks for your nice words

17 Nov 2010 10:02am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

WOW!! 5 + stars - love it!

17 Nov 2010 10:13am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid bird, the blue is magnificent with this background. Superb shot. Good day.

17 Nov 2010 10:21am

jim from sebastopol, United States

woohoo! what a stunning blast of color contrast! the warm yellow gold really makes the blue pop off the screen!

17 Nov 2010 10:55am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Amazing colors!

17 Nov 2010 11:00am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

What beautiful birds !

17 Nov 2010 11:22am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very beautiful and unusual bird!

17 Nov 2010 11:31am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

What a beautiful capture ! I'v never seen this kind of birds... thanks for sharing. Have a nice day :)

17 Nov 2010 11:55am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful framing on this wonderful capture Dulcie! Well done! ;-)

17 Nov 2010 12:36pm

Katherine from Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Wow, beautiful colours! Lovely DOF too.

17 Nov 2010 12:43pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

...and being so proud of its beauty .. STUNNING bird and great shot .

17 Nov 2010 1:01pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Looks pretty exotic to me!

17 Nov 2010 1:07pm

wesley from selangor, Malaysia

WoW !! very nice!!!

17 Nov 2010 1:30pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Wonderful image !!!!!

17 Nov 2010 1:34pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Superb shot! Wonderful composition, colours and details...

17 Nov 2010 1:43pm

myky from London, Canada

Splendid composition!!

17 Nov 2010 2:08pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

What a handsome little chap!

17 Nov 2010 2:34pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Wonderful composition

17 Nov 2010 2:36pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite. excellent detail. fine selective focus

17 Nov 2010 3:25pm

noel from paris, France

nice capture of this blue bird

17 Nov 2010 3:55pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old WestWales boy), Germany

First off BIG smiles for your description :-)
this is a lovely picture,nicely composed and well executed !!

17 Nov 2010 3:56pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars for this fantastic bird shot. The blue color is great

17 Nov 2010 4:56pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, what a gorgeous shot!!! I love this. So beautiful full on. Fabulous!

17 Nov 2010 6:34pm

Hamid.R from Tehran, Iran

wOW.Wonderful Shot. Great Color.

17 Nov 2010 7:30pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow that is a very blue bird, great colours and great details:)

17 Nov 2010 11:30pm

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

gorgeous the framing.....and your description, blue something or truly priceless!!! thanks for the smile it brought !!!

18 Nov 2010 12:18am

@Susan: Thanks so much...not too many people even read the descriptions, so Im glad you smiled. :-)

Michael Rawluk from Canada

Amazing colour.

18 Nov 2010 1:31am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

amazing bird.

18 Nov 2010 5:55am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Great shot and awesome colours!

18 Nov 2010 8:52am

k@ from Paris, France

BLUEtiful !

18 Nov 2010 11:00am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Absolutely amazing!

18 Nov 2010 2:13pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

This is a real beauty Dulcie!!

18 Nov 2010 4:50pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

all dressed up and no where to go

18 Nov 2010 6:45pm

Wendy at the shore, USA from United States

That is hilarious as some said, All dressed up and no where to go...imagine being that beautiful every day and we ARE...a something or other, as Ellen's cousin birdwatcher that she is we will cure that gap for you in our next email :) Really brought me back to the gratitude for the beauty around us that we often miss. Yours is quite the catch, and the colors in contrast and setting off the blue and exquisite, yet again. You are my fav.

19 Nov 2010 1:31am

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe bleu !

20 Nov 2010 3:15pm

dan from Paris, France

The nature offers him the most beautiful colors.

20 Nov 2010 9:56pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

oh this is fabulous! Strong colours and a great compo! Love it!

21 Nov 2010 2:22pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Congratulations for the color spotlight

24 Nov 2010 5:28am

Florence from Paris, France

Well done for the Color Spotlight ! :-))

24 Nov 2010 10:44am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the "Color Spotlight" Nice day.

24 Nov 2010 5:37pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Congratulations for the "Color Spotlight"

24 Nov 2010 6:13pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Fantastic shot of a fantastic bird ! Congratulations to the "Color Spotlight"

28 Nov 2010 5:01pm

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Wow, absolutely magnificent and great saturation in colour!

10 Dec 2010 5:08am

عɼiϾ from Narbonne, France

wow, it s a wonderfull picture !!! i enjoy with it :D

i put 6* !!! opps... there only 5* available ? ok i will do with it :D

have a good day

23 Dec 2010 9:30am

1/60 second
ISO 1600
450 mm (35mm equiv.)