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'Flamingo City'

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:40 pm
by davechinn
Flamingos are famous for their bright pink feathers, stilt-like legs, and S-shaped neck. ... Flamingos build nests that look like mounds of mud along waterways. At the top of the mound, in a shallow hole, the female lays one egg. The parents take turns sitting on the egg to keep it warm.

I don't usually photograph birds unless it happens to be in an unusual circumstance, which I believe these photos may fall into that category. While at the zoo for my first visit of the year, we happen to come across a less traveled display and I'm pleased that we did. I was educated and fascinate with the Flamingos nests and the process by doing some research. Further thought and observation was "how cool it would have been to witness the egg hatching", timing on my part was not so, but still satisfied with what I got. Enjoy !!!
Dave

Re: 'Flamingo City'

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:55 pm
by minniev
Wonderful series of my very favorite bird (I used to beg my parents for a flamingo as a pet when I was a kid). The second one is my favorite, but the are all pretty awesome.

Once, before I ever had a camera, I saw a flamingo mating ritual, it was like a line dance.

Re: 'Flamingo City'

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:45 pm
by davechinn
minniev wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:55 pm
Wonderful series of my very favorite bird (I used to beg my parents for a flamingo as a pet when I was a kid). The second one is my favorite, but the are all pretty awesome.

Once, before I ever had a camera, I saw a flamingo mating ritual, it was like a line dance.

Thanks Minnie !!! Mating flamingos had to be a site.
Dave

Re: 'Flamingo City'

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:54 am
by Psjunkie
Well done with the last being my favorite Dave....

Re: 'Flamingo City'

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 pm
by davechinn
Psjunkie wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:54 am
Well done with the last being my favorite Dave....

Thanks Frank, I'm leaning towards the last as a favorite as well !!!
Dave

Re: 'Flamingo City'

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:58 am
by PietFrancke
these are very cool Dave

Re: 'Flamingo City'

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:40 pm
by davechinn
PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:58 am
these are very cool Dave

Thanks Piet, much appreciated.