Natural History Photographers

Natural History Photographers may be interested to learn that Birdnote.org could be interested in your images!

 

"As we are a nonprofit, we can't pay you. But we would include your copyright and attribution, and also a link to your website. Please visit our website, birdnote.org to see how we use photos. The photo would also appear in a 285 X 285-pixel version in the podcast and in our weekly preview email. In addition, we promote the show, including the photo attribution, on our Facebook page and on our Twitter page.

There is another possible use. "Living on Earth," heard on public radio stations across the country, runs 2-3 BirdNote shows each month. As a companion piece on their website, they like to have photos, which we supply. We also ask permission to use your photo for "Living on Earth." They, too, would include your copyright and attribution. We will let you know if they intend to run the show with your photo.

BirdNote is independently funded by nonprofit foundations and individual donors and does not receive payment for any internal or external uses.”

They have asked Kevin if they can use the image in the link below, and having agreed as long as Leek PC is credited, it will appear in mid November.  They are also looking for photos of any other species of fruit-dove.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/minolta4me-kevin/34593598072/in/album-72157660405455279/

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The image is of a "Superb Fruit Dove" (Ptilinopus superbus) it's name containing the word FRUIT led me to a few variations on the image - cut & paste this link to see how images were "improved" - https://www.flickr.com/photos/minolta4me-kevin/albums

It is sexually dimorphic. Males are superbly coloured with a fiery orange nape, green ears, and a purple crown. The breast is grey, and divided from the abdomen by a wide, dark blue band. Their wings are olive green covered with dark spots, and the tail is tipped with white. Females are mostly green, with a white abdomen, blue wing tips, light blue breast, and a small, dark blue spot on the back of the head. Both sexes have yellow eyes and eye-rings. Despite its colourful plumage, the superb fruit dove is well-camouflaged amongst the rainforest foliage.

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