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Copyright: Sandy Garfinkel (messenger1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 39 N: 1513] (7055)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-29
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-04 3:13
Viewed: 886
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I caught this American Flamingo in an unusual pose in the Wetlands Room of the National Aviary. It was feeding time, and these long-legged birds are known to "dance" during their daily feeding.

These flamingos can be found in Columbia, Galapagos Islands, Caribbean, Venezuela. The average weight is 6 - 8 pounds. The color of feathers vary from pale pink to bright red and the color depends on their diet. Fun fact about flamingos - what appears to be the knee on their long legs is actually the ankle.

(information from www.aviary.org)

Niva, Sharpshooter, mesquens1, werdir, sanjibbehera, Teresat has marked this note useful
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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2009-09-04 3:15]

Hi Sandy!
Quite an wingspread!
Very funny flagrante, well captured!
Nice compo, I liked it! TFS.
Kind regards,

Hi Sandy,
Seems to be showing off for you! :). Well captured moment. The colours appear nice and natural, and the shutter speed looks very sufficient. Good off-centered composition too - Bravo.


great ... Well composed shot. Very good details and exposure. Well done.
Best wishes,

v ery good pose!
beautiful colors and beautiful bird

Olá Sandy,
Good timing, lovely bird, good colors and sharpness.
It's a cool scene,

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-09-04 8:44]

Hi Sandy,

Nice timing to capture its dinner dance. Colors and sharpness are very good. I really enjoy seeing unusual nature shots like this, TFS.


Hi Sandy,

quite a nice moment captured here. great details and good colors.
have a good we and tfs.


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  • akg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 0 N: 171] (2264)
  • [2009-09-04 20:01]

Hello Sandy,
timely capture of the rare pose of the flamingo.
Very clear image. Nicely framed.
Thanks and regards,

Bonjour Sandy.
Cette série d’image du zoo a rapporté de belles images marantes.
Bonne journée.

Boa tarde sandy
Great title and very well done.
Um abraço

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