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Rainy days

Posted by
L'explorateur (Vancouver, Canada) on 2 January 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Bora Bora. It rains, the temperature drops, the air gets humid, the birds gather together.

In these days, I have a very very limited access to the Internet. So, forgive me if I don't reply soon. I do read your comments and I will catch up with you :) :)

This image is a crop of the original.

NIKON D90 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 400 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Eric from Narbonne, France

Nice position, they are very cute like that
it s sad you havent got more light at this moment,
i ve encreased light and contrast of this picture with +/- 40% each, and i find the result much better and without saturation, did you try it ?
have a nice day ;o)

2 Jan 2011 7:20am

@Eric: Hi Eric! Thanks for your comment. I tried to apply your light-and-contrast suggestions. Maybe it's better as you say, but usually I prefer to publish the original. Or a crop of the original. :) I'll keep in mind your suggestion :) Thanks

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous :) 4 of them , so close, so tight to each other ;)

2 Jan 2011 3:36pm

@MARIANA: Yes, very lucky! A few minutes before I took this image, there was only one, then two. I took a picture of them and went away. After a while other two joined! :)

Franz from Baden, Austria

wow, this is masterfully observed and recorded! so cute, and hard to believe that in the tropics they would need to do this to stay warm!

2 Jan 2011 4:09pm

@Franz: Thanks Franz! These birds get very close to humans too. Everybody was calling them "Birdies". They are so funny. :)

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Outstanding find. Your own umbrella of light and color.

2 Jan 2011 8:01pm

@Gary: Thanks Gary :D

Kim from Canada

Wow - just checking out the ones from your trip. These are all so incredible. Love the birds!

7 Jan 2011 9:47am

@Kim: Thanks a lot Kim! I am so happy that you like them! :D Thanks for passing by!

1/60 second
ISO 400
157 mm (35mm equiv.)