Trying out a new technique, incorporating some video into my black background work. It’s a little trial and error, but it works with this male Blue-throated Sapphire, you can see in real time how the gorget feathers reflect the light at different directions. @audubonsociety
This is my first time getting to use the @canonusa MPE 1-5X, with our populations of northwest Pacific Hummingbirds. The details are amazing, especially when examining the feathers of this juvenile and adult male molting, Green-breasted Mango. This lens will be able to accurately illustrate the research we’ve been doing on about 12 Hummingbird species molt patterns. Can’t wait to keep using it over the research season. @audubonsociety
was trying to capture the 🗽 from the ⛴ and instead got this. lady liberty didn’t make the cut this time 😄
After all this time, I’m still in awe of the ability for Hummingbird feathers to reflect light, when they move from side to side, it’s almost as if a lightbulb is turned on. The Blue-throated Sapphire is one of the species in northwestern Costa Rica, that has a particularly stunning gorget. This adult male is one of the many currently visiting our feeder array. @audubonsociety
Eu evito o banho, aí a hora que percebo que a água tá uma delicia, eu entro! 😂😂😂 #jackcockatoo 🎥 Vídeo completo no Facebook: Jack Cockatoo 🤗
"I am a great fan of the universe, which I take literally: as one. All of it interests me, and it interests me in detail."
Indigo Bunting, New York.
I was happy to sell a copy of this print this week. If you're interested in purchasing a print as a holiday gift, please visit my website at melissagroo.com to browse some choices and learn about sizes and prices. And of course any images I've shared here on IG are available as well. Thank you!
A while back I posted an image of a young Great Horned Owl in pouring rain waiting for its parent to bring it some food. As you can see in this image the mother perched near by was non to pleased about the heavy rain and was in no mood for hunting. Taken outside of St. Johns, NL.#onlyowls#elite_owls
This is a juvenile female Green-breasted Mango, while not the most vibrant species, in terms of plumage, but I love the little subtleties. You can see the light reflecting off the structural adult feathers, peaking through the sea of juvenile feathers. I get to see it all the time, but the diversity and intricate patterns of their feathers up close, never cease to amaze. @audubonsociety
A rosy pelican or a great white pelican clicked flying while taking off in the National zoological park in #newdelhi#india . This reminds me of how a big sea plane takes off on the water taxiing for some distance before lift off.... guess that was what inspired the human invention in the first place.
The great white pelican (#PelecanusOnocrotalus ) also known as the eastern white pelican, rosy pelican or white pelican is a bird in the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and in Africa in swamps and shallow lakes.
The great white pelican is a huge bird, with only the Dalmatian pelican only bigger amongst pelicans and albatrosses amongst birds. The wingspan can range from 226 to 360 cm (7.41 to 11.81 in). Adult males weigh from 9 to 15 kg (20 to 33 lb). ‘
The great white #pelican is well adapted for aquatic life. The short strong legs and #webbed feet propel it in water and aid the rather awkward takeoff from the water surface, but it's a sight to watch akin to an jumbo airliner taking off on a runway. It has a pouch below its beak which enable it to feed on fish letting out the water.
The pelican's pouch serves simply as a scoop. As the pelican dips its -bill underwater, the lower bill bows out, creating a large pouch which fills with water and fish. As the bird lifts its head, the pouch contracts, forcing out the water but retaining the fish. This enables it to feed on a large quantity of fish that it requires on a daily basis. It's numbers have reduced due to hunting and reduction in number of water bodies due to urbanisation and increasing human population.