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Turquoise-browed Motmot Photograph - Turquoise Pendant.. by Nina Stavlund

Turquoise Pendant.. is a photograph by Nina Stavlund which was uploaded on April 25th, 2012.

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Great capture of a lovely bird! F/L

Superb bird shots... this one in particular. An inspirational portfolio of images Nina.

Love this bird. Especially the way the one feather hangs down like a kite string! What an amazing capture, Nina!!! L/F

What a stunning colored the drop feathers!

Wow! Just a stunning capture of nature's beauty! Love the bokeh against the clarity of this amazing little creature!....vf

It is a pleasure to feature your lovely avian image on the home page of the high activity group, The 200 Club.

Nina Stavlund replied:

Thank you Barbie :o)

Absolutely beautifully done! L/F

Thanks for the feature in "Strangest or Most Unique Animals" :o)

Thank you so much for the features in "Feathers", "Women Photographers - One A Day" and "Wildlife ONE A DAY" :o)

Nice! v/

Thank you for the features in "Small Showroom" and "PhotosRUs"! :o)

WoW! Fantastic/colorful bird--and photo composition! v/f/featured, ~Jeff at JSJ Photography and FAA Strangest or Most Unique Animals Group

Nina Stavlund replied:

Hey, and thank you for the feature :o)

Thank you so much buyer from Tucson, AZ - United States, for buying a Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas Print! :o)

Automatic F/V for me, Nina. Not only is the image sharp and well-lit, this little bird is "wearing" my favorite colors! :))

How beautifulV/F

Thank you so much everyone, and I'm delighted winning the 1st Place! :o)

he's SUCH a beauty, Nina, your photography is magnificent!!!!!! big congratulations on your contest win!!!! YAY!!!!!

GREAT capture Nina and such a pretty bird! Congratulations on being ABC Group Contest's 1st Place winner 'Q In The Title Contest' F V & T ... Elaine

Nina, HE is gorgeous!!! I love this bird! I voted for him over in the contest, you are in the lead right now! Anyways gave it the vote and the favorite, I would google plus it too, but I guess you don't have an account? I just opened one! I love the colors of his tail, and the longness of it. It's like he has a long braid hanging down! Excellent detail work!

Thank you for the feature in "Feathers", "Beaks", "Dimensions" & "Birds of the World"!

Wow!! What a gorgeous bird. Love the rich colors, details and beautiful bokeh. v/f

Nina Stavlund replied:

Thank you!

Wonderful capture....Stunning Nina.Favorite.

Nina Stavlund replied:

Thank you! :o)

. . love the plumage and long tail tip . it is so adorable . . the first I have seen of these lovely birds so I googled it . . it is fascinating how they use the tail to display and communicate . . . there is an interesting article on wikipedia - "Motmots often move their tail back and forth in a wag-display that commonly draws attention to an otherwise hidden bird. Research indicates that motmots perform the wag-display when they detect predators (based on studies on Turquoise-browed Motmot) and that the display is likely to communicate that the motmot is aware of the predator and is prepared to escape. This form of interspecific pursuit-deterrent signal provides a benefit to both the motmot and the predator: the display prevents the motmot from wasting time and energy fleeing, and the predator avoids a costly pursuit that is unlikely to result in capture" end quote . . amazing . . beautiful work Nina . it must have been wonderful to see it in it's natural habitat :))

Nina Stavlund replied:

Hi Sharon, yes, this is a very special and unique bird. Not to forget to mention its beauty! I'm going back to Costa Rica later this fall and hope to get more and better shots of this fabulous creature. Thank you so much for the feature and invitation to many of your groups :o)

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