Bananaquit perched on Bougainvillea in the Bahamas

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Bananaquit in BougainvilleaBananaquit in Bougainvillea – Nikon D200, handheld, f8, 1/640, ISO 250, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

I’ve struggled with my internet connection issues again this morning so I will make this a brief post instead of the longer one I had planned.

In March of 2009 I spent half a day on Half Moon Cay which is a tiny, beautiful island in the Atlantic Ocean. The birds there were wonderful and I wish I could have spent a couple of days photographing them because the time I did have with them just wasn’t enough.

Bananaquits seemed to be everywhere and they easily outnumbered all the other birds I saw. They were a bit on the skittish side though so when I caught them out in the open I quickly took images of them. I was especially pleased when I found this Bananaquit perched on a colorful Bougainvillea in decent light for a few frames.

Sorry this is short, I grew tired of fighting to stay on line.

Life is good.


2016-12-07T12:05:32+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Bahamas, Bananaquits, Birds|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments


  1. Utahbooklover October 11, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Nice introduction to this beauty. Sorry to hear about the internet connection issues.

  2. Elephant's Child October 11, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Another bird which is completely new to me. Thank you.

  3. Patty Chadwick October 11, 2016 at 9:25 am

    What a beautiful image! Both the bird and the bouganvillea!!! Makes me homesick for Florida again.

  4. Bob McPherson October 11, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Beautiful photo, Mia.

  5. Liz Cormack October 11, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Short but sweet……beautiful bird.

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