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Sky-pointing blue-footed booby by Simbas-pal Sky-pointing blue-footed booby by Simbas-pal
Blue-footed booby. This is a male doing a courtship dance for a female (out of view). This step of the dance is called sky-pointing. The brightness of the feet is what the female is looking for (bright color means good nutrition so a healthy mate). The dance and other interactions between the male and female mating pairs were truly delightful to watch.

Taken at Punta Suarez, Espanola Island, Galapagos Archipelago

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hg-project Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Awww yiiiiis
blue footed boobys
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dance baby! Excellent shot, they're great birds.
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Clojo-733 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
Male: What's that up there? Up in the sky?
Female: I dunno, what?
Male: MAH FEET! LOOK AT THEM! :la:
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PatriciaRodelaArtist Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Margret, I love your Boobies!!:rofl:
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Simbas-pal Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
:laughing::lmao::rofl: Thanks so much!!! And thanks for faving my boobies!!!:laughing::lmao::rofl:
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PatriciaRodelaArtist Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your so welcome! I hope we become bosom buddies.;) :lol:
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Simbas-pal Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
LOL:laughing: Me, too!:D
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PatriciaRodelaArtist Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:
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Chicky-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: Never seen one of these before.

Awesome feet :lol:!
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Simbas-pal Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Glad you like it; they are impressive and entertaining birds. And their feet are truly eye-catching!:D
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Chicky-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:nod: Yeah it's an interesting colour :)
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SOMEbySophia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
I love Blue Footed Boobys. They are such unique birds. Great shot! I love their bright blue feet!
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Simbas-pal Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Thanks! I love them, too. Those feet are something!:lol: If you want to see one with green feet, which is a bit unusual, visit my gallery.:)
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SOMEbySophia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
i will def have to check that out! thank you.
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youlittlemonkey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Aww so cute and silly:)
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Simbas-pal Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Glad you like it!:) Silly is a good description for these guys; their name comes from their goofy, clownish behaviors.:D
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youlittlemonkey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
They are cute:)
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meihua Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Great capture!
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Simbas-pal Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Thanks; glad you like it! They are very entertaining.:)
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010   Photographer
I see I got these all out of sequence....but I just LOVE this pose! I can hear him say: "Aren't I gorgeous? Don't you want me?" :lol:

Just love it! :love:
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Simbas-pal Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
The sequence should be the "see my feet" pic, then this one, then the couple in love, but I realized they come across as newest first, so they are out of sequence. Regardless of sequence, I'm glad you enjoy the shot! When I get around to it, I'll post the sky-pointing green footed guy--a more elaborate version of the sky pointing with wings outstretched. When this guy stretched out his wings, I got an elbow in the view so it did not turn out. :(

Glad you like this one! :)
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