More pics from the day, starting with some Laysan Albatross shots. I liked the coloring on these two in particular:
Always time to get some grooming in, even mid-flight:
Over on a nearby ridge, a ways behind the lighthouse, dozens of Albatrosses have settled into their nesting grounds on the island; it's quite something to see:
A couple of photos of a pigeon that caught my eye with its unusual (to me, anyway) coloring:
In this shot, you can see a touch of iridescence at the nape of its neck:
One of the only clear photos I got of a Brown Booby as it flew by:
Red-footed Boobies, on the other hand, were much easier to photograph:
I have no recollection of what this one was up to—coming in for a landing, maybe?
Not the clearest shot, but I still liked the way it came out:
When you've got an itch, you've gotta scratch, right?
We'd constantly spot Boobies flying by with vegetation in their beaks:
As you can see, they don't have very far to go with it:
A Red-headed Cardinal on a tree behind the gift shop. Those little pine cones? They're like the outdoor version of Lego blocks—to be avoided at all costs if you're walking around with bare feet:
I really liked the contrast between the bird and the ocean in this shot:
And finally, a landscape shot; I was trying to capture and balance a variety of colors—the blue and white of the water, the green vegetation, and the signature red dirt of Hawaii. I'm not sure how well I managed it, but I'm still pleased with how it turned out:
Still more to come...