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From The Slide Scanner 10/14

RESTING FLAMINGO

 

Other than guessing this was taken at a zoo or wildlife park in England somewhere,  at some time or other, I can't tell you much more about this.

 

I probably took it because I like the curve of the Flamingo's resting neck and the lovely rich colour in the feathers.

From The Slide Scanner 10/14

RESTING FLAMINGO

 

Other than guessing this was taken at a zoo or wildlife park in England somewhere,  at some time or other, I can't tell you much more about this.

 

I probably took it because I like the curve of the Flamingo's resting neck and the lovely rich colour in the feathers.

comments (27)

One you just do have to take Brian, nice one.
Brian Walbey: Very colourful aren't they.
The sharp plumage is really quite excellent, Brian. (At first glance I thought someone should be wearing it as a hat! Oopps!!)
Brian Walbey: Lol. Who knows Neil, perhaps it did end up as a hat!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Jan 2012, 00:28
Nice scanned result, too, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray.
Took me a while to work this one out. Great scan, so it must have been a great slide.
Brian Walbey: I was pleased with the original Sheila.
i really like the plumes but i cannot say much for that creak sound inducing neck position
Brian Walbey: Yes I don't think my neck would stand being bent like that smile
I like the curves, colour and the eye.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Jacquelyn.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jan 2012, 06:48
She's a spectacular bird, no doubt about it, Brian. I wish I could sleep like that. smile
Brian Walbey: Sometimes I just wish I could sleep Ginnie, must be my age!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Jan 2012, 06:52
It's simply made to be a photographic subject Brian
Brian Walbey: It certainly is Chris.
Great capture Brian. Very nicely scanned too!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jan 2012, 07:35
Wow! Your thumbnail looked like a Heart model I use to give my lectures lol. They are superb creatures aren't they smile
Brian Walbey: Yes this one was especially colourful, with the help of Topaz!
  • lisl
  • England
  • 25 Jan 2012, 08:39
Every feather caught in fine detail, Brian
Brian Walbey: Not too bad for an old camera Lisl.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 25 Jan 2012, 09:05
I think he is stuck and doesn't know how to get out of it.
Brian Walbey: They often give that impression Chad.
a classic shot Brian...I think i have one somewhere smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bill.
Phoenicopterus ruber ruber, I would say, Brian. Caribbean species. Good image.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Juan.
I think they have rubber necks. Beautiful shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Mary.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jan 2012, 09:56
Such beautiful colours, Brian, and, like you, I'm attracted to the curve of its neck. It's good that you have included the fooot off the ground, too. Why don't they fall over sleeping like this?
Brian Walbey: I've often wondered that, I find it difficult to stand on one leg these days with my balance problems.
what a nice pose he takes
Brian Walbey: How they manage to sleep like this I just don't know Chantal.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jan 2012, 11:56
Glad you did Brian excellent capture of the bird.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Pedroeric.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2012, 12:13
What a great shot Brian, they are stunning birds!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Martin.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Jan 2012, 13:19
a wonderful close-up of this so elegantly stepping animal I always admire, also because of its colours!
There is a famous poem by Rainer Maria Rilke (in translation by?):

The Flamingos

Jardin des Plantes, Paris

In mirror images as in Fragonard
of their white and their redness
no more is given than someone could offer
if he said of his lover: she was

still soft with sleep. For when they step into the green
and stand, on pink stems slightly turned,
together, blossoming, as in a garden bed,
they seduce more seductively than Phryne

themselves; till necking down they conceal
the paleness of their eyes in their own softness
where black and fruit-red hides.

All at once an envy screeches through the aviary;
yet they have stretched amazed
and singly march into the imaginary.
Brian Walbey: A very suitable poem Philine, thanks for this.
"Damn, I never can find my handbag when I need it!"
Brian Walbey: "Perhaps I'll just take another one-legged nap!"
This pose was made to photographed, Brian, and you did it beautifully. Well done!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Beverly.
  • Linda
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2012, 14:10
Its almost in a knot, gorgeous colour and lovely detail, the scan is great smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Linda.
Been eating to many chips and tomato ketchup
Brian Walbey: Certainly looks like too much ketchup Richard.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2012, 17:29
Fantastic capture Brian - great colours and textures in this!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Fred.
Good capture Brian, plenty of detail in the scan.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
It's a gorgeous shot Brian - the curves and colors are indeed beautiful!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Elizabeth.

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