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Cuba....a Totie bird captured around the swimming pool.  My hair looks such a mess :o) by vette
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Cuba....a Totie bird captured around the swimming pool. My hair looks such a mess :o) by 


I recently took a trip to Cuba and was very interested in the birds that prevailed. I captured this little guy following a swim in the pool and looking a little disgruntled at the way it’s feathers looked. Hope you enjoy.

Camera:
Canon DSLR EOS 60D
ISO 100
f/5.6

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Cuba Libre Group.

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totie bird, cuba, swimming pool

Photography is an interest I have developed over the last few years, now It has become much more. I spend many hours on photo shoots, enjoying the outdoors and what Mother Nature provides for each and every one of us.

My moto is: You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.

Susan

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Comments

  • Fara
    Faraabout 1 year ago

    He looks like a cross between Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood……………did he sing for you………………I would love to be lying in that turquoise water at the moment…………………….we had hail stones today and my bones are really suffering………………..you are very good at capturing wild life………………I hope you are well my friend……………..I am trying to catch up with some work this weekend…………………Justin is back down again so I will go to Bangor with him next week instead………………..I hope you can make sense of all that bad grammar…………………I am going to take my weary bones to my boudoir, perchance to do crossword puzzles as I am out of reading material…………………….hugs from Joyce………………..xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Antoinette B
    Antoinette Babout 1 year ago

    I love the beautiful contrasting colours , so clear, and your little bird looks hilarious with his wet look and mouth open , well caught Susan !!! Any more like this one ?? !! A fave too !

  • Thank you so much Antoinette for those wonderful comments my friend, so much appreciated. This little guy was so funny to watch, and seemed to be in quite a tizzy with himself. He squawked for a while, puttered around, tried to preen himself, then took off. I just found the look so funny. Susan

    – vette

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 1 year ago

    I’ve never seen a bird like this one! I love Joyce’s comments about who he looks like! I would love to be in a warm pool, too! Well captured, Susan!

  • Thanks so much Lynn for your continued support, wonderful comments and faves, it means a great deal. I have to say I have never seen a bird like this before either. I had no idea what type of bird it was, and asked a couple of the local Cubans. Lynn, when I left Ottawa it was 10 degrees, cold windy, raining…..hours later I was in Cuba enjoying 33 degrees, blue sky, swimming pool awaiting, and wonderful people all around me…what could be better than that. Susan

    – vette

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoabout 1 year ago

    Susan, That looks like an extremely angry bird. I can’t imagine he could be angry with you.
    Bob

  • Bob, this little guy was just so funny to watch. I took images of him landing at the side of the pool, taking a dip, leaving the water and shaking his plumage….only to find that he was having a really bad hair day. He squawked for a while, puttered around, tried to preen himself, then took off. I just found the look so funny. Sorry for the late reply, between Cuba, getting back into the swing of things, then a wonderful event happened on Mother’s day….take a look at my latest image…so cute. Susan

    – vette

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaamsabout 1 year ago

    :-) this is really funny, Susan, it makes me laugh! And the capture itself is terrific, great sharpness and detail! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • Thank you so much Thea for those wonderful comments and fave my friend, so much appreciated. This little guy was so funny to watch, and seemed to be in quite a tizzy with himself. He squawked for a while, puttered around, tried to preen himself, then took off. I just found the look so funny. Susan

    – vette

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 1 year ago


    12 May 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Thank you so much. Susan

    – vette

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Fabulous dancer!! Beautiful shot…hope he’s OK!!

  • Thank you so much for those wonderful comments and fave my friend, so much appreciated. This little guy was so funny to watch, and seemed to be in quite a tizzy with himself. He squawked for a while, puttered around, tried to preen himself, then took off. I just found the look so funny. Susan

    – vette

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 1 year ago

    Great shot

  • Thanks so much Brenda for your awesome comment and fave, very much appreciated. Nice to see you back with your amazing images. Susan

    – vette

  • walela
    walelaabout 1 year ago

    Yes, he does look ruffled. A great shot

  • Thank you so much Walela for those wonderful comments and fave my friend, so much appreciated. This little guy was so funny to watch, and seemed to be in quite a tizzy with himself. He squawked for a while, puttered around, tried to preen himself, then took off. I just found the look so funny. Susan

    – vette

  • andy551
    andy551about 1 year ago

    Stunning capture and Awesome colours.

  • Thanks so much Andy for your awesome comments and fave. This little guy struck me as being so funny, I just had to take some shots of him showing his frustration. Not sure what caused his bad hair day, but he sure was squawking about something. Glad you like the image. Susan

    – vette

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