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Blue Foot Boogie

Blue-footed boobies Galápagos Islands

Check out my blue feet, babe!

According to National Geographic, “Blue-footed boobies are aptly named, and males take great pride in their fabulous feet. During mating rituals, male birds show off their feet to prospective mates with a high-stepping strut. The bluer the feet, the more attractive the mate.” I photographed these birds in the Galápagos Islands in 1999. The images are poor quality but you can see those blue feet.

Blue-footed boobies Galápagos Islands

Struttin’ my stuff.

Blue-footed boobies Galápagos Islands

So I’ve got blue feet. What’s it to ya?

Blue-footed boobies Galápagos Islands

Posted as part of One Word Sunday: Blue

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blue pens on a blue carpet in front of a blue door

At work yesterday, we needed a quirky photo to illustrate a financial adviser dealergroup called Affinia (don’t ask why). This photo is one of the ideas we had. Check out the carpet texture — blurred in the foreground, crisp by the in-focus pen. Yes, you know how I got that shot: lying on the carpet.

The strange thing is that I work for a life insurance company with 1,000+ people in the building. We weren’t on our own floor (different carpet, no blue doors) so the people nearby didn’t know us — yet no one batted an eyelid at the sight of a middle-aged woman in office clothes lying on the floor to take photos of pens piled against a door! There were no curious glances, no questions, and people walking past detoured around me on the flooor.

Who ever said insurance was boring?

Sunday Stills: Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue, I muttered. Blue sky, blue sea … no, something new, I thought. But what else is blue??? Yes, dear reader, I admit it, I sought inspiration in the demon drink. And when I opened the cupboard, I saw the purest, cleanest Shade of Blue.

Untouched, unedited, unPhotoshopped: lense against the bottle, and snap. Absolutely.

Untouched, unedited, unPhotoshopped:
lens against the bottle, and snap.
Absolutely.

Well, that takes care of that, I thought! But I was heading out, and it was cold,
so I reached for my scarf — and noticed those gorgeous swirling Shades of Blue.

Silk scarf from Jaipur

Silk scarf from Jaipur