Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Brown Booby

This is a shot of a Brown Bobby a lifer for me and was seen during my Caribbean Cruise last year. We were on a smaller tour boat that was taking us to the island of St John. This bird happen to fly by our boat and it was close enough for me to get this shot. I was surprised how it turned out since the bird was moving and the boat we were on was moving.


The Brown Bobby has been seen all along the Atlantic Coastline. Even seen from the coastline of my state of Maryland. 

This is my entry for World Bird Wednesday and to see more wonderful birds click on my link.
Thanks to Springman for hosting and thanks for stopping by to see my entry.

38 comments:

diane b said...

A great serendipity shot.

rainfield61 said...

It must be a big bird, as big as a dinosaur of the ancient time.

jabblog said...

That's a fantastic shot, Eileen, almost like a painting. It would make a wonderful framed picture. Such an unfortunate name for a beautiful bird like this.

Bob Bushell said...

That's a beauty, I've never seen one.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Great shot of the Brown Booby!

texwisgirl said...

wonderful catch! such unique-looking birds that i've only seen in books... :)

Kerri said...

What a COOL capture!

Calling Ravens said...

How fantastic for you-to think you weren't getting a shot and then it turns out FAB!!!! You must have been so excited.
It's great shot Eileen-congrats!

dAwN said...

Wow~Someday hope to see one!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, What a super photograph you took! Have an excellent day today!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful capture!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a gorgeous shot.This is bird I have never seen.Thanks for sharing this picture.

Frank said...

You obviously have very steady 'sea legs' Eileen. Well done.

Carletta said...

Great shot!
Lots of detail showing for a shot with so much movement to compensate for. Nicely done!

Andrew said...

A great flight shot of a beautiful bird. Thanks for sharing.

Sondra said...

WELL it couldnt get any better...Excellent--never seen a booby but havent given up on it.

Amila Kanchana said...

Hi Eleen,An amazing BIF you've shown us1

Martha Z said...

Great capture, I'm always thrilled when one of these bird on the fly shots comes our.

Monika said...

How I would love to see a brown booby! Nice photo. It's hard to believe, but one was seen in my neck of the woods off of San Juan Island just a couple of years ago.

NicoleB said...

What a beautiful bird! Those markings are awesome!

mick said...

Great photo. I went back to my books and we have a Brown Booby out here in Australia that looks just like your photo. I need to do some study on seabirds!

Kathiesbirds said...

Wow! What a marvelous bird and what a marvelous shot!

NatureFootstep said...

sometimes it just works. You can only be greatful. :) Love it.

Springman said...

Your Brown Booby looks like it may be able to fly a bit. Man that thing is streamlined!

bailey-road.com said...

Fantastic capture of that remarkable bird!

Bill S. said...

What a great or lucky shot. Most of my good ones are lucky. Very interesting. Do they dive into the water to feed?

EG Wow said...

Very cool shot of the bird, Eileen. I have never heard of a brown booby.

Jean said...

It is always a thrill to see a new bird...but to get a great photo to boot....WOW! Love seeing birds not "yet" on my Life List!:)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Gee Eileen..looks like a painting or something! Doesn't he look proud!? Beautiful share..and your header is lovely too-

Pat Ulrich said...

What a lovely bird -- really nice capture!

Indrani said...

Whoa! Stunning capture of the bird in flight.

Hilke Breder said...

Terrific capture, Eileen! Flight shots are so hard to do, and you did everything right. What an amazing bird!

Harold Stiver said...

terrific, well done!!

Coy said...

Great catch! For all of the movement it certainly turned out well.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

a great shot -- I'd never have known it was taken under difficult circumstances. It's quite an interesting bird and I wonder where it got such a funny name.

Sara Chapman said...

Magnificent. The bird almost looks smiling. I have never seen this bird before. So beautiful!

♦♦Icy BC said...

Fantastic capture, and looks so very magnificent!

Phil said...

Wow Eileen, that's a brill shot of a moving bird.

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