Flamingos...

joanmnMarch 13, 2007

I have always wanted to see flamings, last week we went to the Silver Springs Attraction and I finally got to see and photograph some.

They have unusual beaks.


Gorgeous feathers.


They like to hang out with other flamingos and preen.


Enjoying the clear water.


Sony DSC-H5.

JoanMN/FL

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zitro_joe

They are one of my favorite birds. Those look like Caribbean Flamingos.

Considering how ugly they look as chicks, its amazing how beautiful they are as adults. I have a picture of a two week old chick somewhere around here. I'll find it and post it.

ZJoe

    Bookmark   March 13, 2007 at 12:35PM
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zitro_joe

Here it is

    Bookmark   March 13, 2007 at 1:38PM
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joanmn

Ha ha, they wouldn't win any beauty contests, would they?
Joan

    Bookmark   March 13, 2007 at 1:48PM
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socks

Stunning close-up on the feathers.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2007 at 7:34PM
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photo2

Love the close up of the feathers.Great color!
I don't think I have ever seen one in person.Their eyes are a strange color aren't they!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2007 at 6:28AM
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juanital

Wonderful shots...and that feather close-up is fantastic...and I thought all babies were cute when they were little...heehee..

juanital

    Bookmark   March 14, 2007 at 8:34AM
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zitro_joe

here are some young'ns going through their "coat" change. One seems to be doing the robot.


    Bookmark   March 14, 2007 at 10:34AM
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minrose

OOh, love all these shots, some great close up too, thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2007 at 10:44PM
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Konrad___far_north

Lovely shots! I love the contrast and color!
Konrad

    Bookmark   March 15, 2007 at 12:02AM
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joanmn

Nice, Joe. I can't wait to go back and get more pics. Next time, I'm using the polarizer and Canon XTi, just to see what color they look!
JoanMN/FL

    Bookmark   March 15, 2007 at 7:24AM
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zitro_joe

Joan,
How do you like the ergonomics of the XTi, it is one of the smaller DSLRs out there.

On another forum someone caused an uproar because he said "more women will probably buy the XTi since it is smaller and women tend to have smaller hands, so they will be able to handle the camera better". He was blasted by the other member, called a sexist, bigot and all sort of other things. I didnÂt think he was trying to be rude, in fact his statement is the same thing my wife said when she held the XTi. Just wondering your thoughts on it.
ZJoe

    Bookmark   March 15, 2007 at 8:36AM
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joanmn

I went from the original Rebel (300D) to this. And one of the things I like about it is the lighter weight and smaller size. I picked up a 30D and thought that it was too big.
I am an avid what used to be called women's libber, but two things are irrefutable...men are stronger than women and have bigger hands! :>)
Joan

    Bookmark   March 15, 2007 at 9:45AM
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solstice98

Love the 'feathers' shot. Perfect detail.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2007 at 5:27PM
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