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This photo has 7076 views on Nov 23, 2011

Cover image for my Animal Portraits calendar

I always wanted to photograph this gorgeous bird and I got my chance on my trip to Mayan Riviera, Mexico. He was posing for me so nicely, no fear just curiosity. His feet are not showing here but believe it or not they are this amazing tone of blue so totally unexpected with his coloring. What an incredible experience.

Taken with Canon XT with 75-300mm lens, f/9, 1/500 sec, ISO 400, 200mm focal length


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I’m married to a wonderful man for over 35 years. I have one daughter and one grandson. I live in Winnipeg, Canada. Photography is my passion as is travelling. I do both whenever I can.

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  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorover 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much Tony. It doesn’t show in this photo but in addition to all these fantastic colours he also has blue legs. Isn’t it something?

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Teresa, an excellent capture of this beautiful, colorful bird!

  • Thank you Cora, much appreciated.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Cheryl Dunning
    Cheryl Dunningover 5 years ago


  • Thanks a lot Cheryl.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Cassy Greenawalt
    Cassy Greenawaltover 5 years ago

    Beautiful Bird and Beautiful Shot!! Nice work!

  • Thank you Cassy for your visit and kind comment.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Fern Design
    Fern Designover 5 years ago

    what a beauty he/she is…

  • Thank you very much.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you Vadim.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 5 years ago

    Good shot, Teresa. Well captured.

  • Thank you again Stan.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesover 5 years ago

    color, comp, dof, all super! love this, t!

  • Many thanks Victoria.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks Heloisa.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you so much Antanas.

    – Teresa Zieba

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