Flaming flamingos

They seem so pink from afar. But when you zoom in, they are mostly white. And then one lifts his wing a little, and then you know. They say it’s from the shrimps they get their pink. Who knew.

I don’t say it often, but sometimes I could use a bigger lens. Sorry for the blurry distant fellows, but it is what it is. They like their privacy too much. (If you click on a photo, you’ll have them a bit closer.)

Photo: a © signature mmm production

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  1. Great pictures! It’s amazing how long flamingos are when they stretch themselves out while flying. It’s almost unreal.

    I think the taller birds, the welcoming committee, are some kind of cranes. I almost want to say sandhill cranes, but they look too white. So, I’m not sure.

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    1. Oh, thanks a lot, A&A! I’m clearly in a bird-spotting position and environment but far from being one. In the making though, I’m sure!

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      1. 😀

        As for the camera focusing on the wrong things, I totally get that pain. My camera likes to go out of focus, which can create some interesting shots. So, in all honesty, I can’t complain. 😀

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  2. Ever since I first saw flamingos in Florida in about 1963, aged about r

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  3. Oops more. Four, I thought they were magic! Love these shots!

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    1. Thank you, Claudia, possibly I could come closer from the other side. I should investigate. Or upgrade.

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      1. You could do justice to a fancy camera, no problem. You have a good eye and the camera is important to you. That’s what I think!

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      2. Thank you. The camera is important to me as a framing and memory-recording tool. I have never even tried a fancy one out. My wish would be one that takes pictures the way my eye sees them.

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      3. Yes. And that it’s not, that’s a sadness and a challenge.

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      4. But truth be told, in this case I wouldn’t see the flamingos not nearly as close. 🙂

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  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    With or without a new lens, I love your flamingo photos 🙂 I’ve only ever seen flamingos once, and it was a thrill.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne. There were so many, quite a sight! Especially while one is doing groceries.

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  5. Nice way to introduce them. Before, wasn’t it a beaver???Les flamants roses… it is rose only under their wings. I was fascinate the first time I saw them. I an still. Very nice serie.

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    1. Merci, Mamie! I wish it was a beaver! Rather it’s a nutria and it’s not very simpatico if you look at its face too closely.

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      1. Merci pour l’Info 🙂

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  6. fkasara says:

    Amazing pics 😍💜

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  7. They are so lovely!!! Certainly you can’t ignore them:)

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    1. Thank you, Christie! Now imagine what a good zoom could do!

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      1. I totally agree, sometimes I feel the same.. As Christmas is not far from now, try writing a letter to Santa, I know you’ve been good and nice the whole year:) :):)

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      2. Hihi, Christie, thanks for saying so! For me this would be an extravagant wish. We shall see…

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  8. Lovely post! I didn’t know they had flaming flamingos in Italy, but why wouldn’t they if they have them in France, too! The birds probably don’t know which country they’re in… 😉😊

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    1. Oh, SMSW, they are here, and they come every year at about the same time and spend the winter on the lagoon. I just hope hunters don’t go after them too. But just the fact that here is proverbial “south” for the birds, makes me feel great.

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      1. Oh, I’m so jealous! You’re their winter vacation destination! 😎

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  9. BeckyB says:

    Stunning lagoon and I am so jealous of your mammal shot. It may be his back but wow!

    And your flamingos are clearly adult ones going by their colour. . . . .they get more pink as they get older. Wonderful shots.

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    1. Thank you, Becky! 🙂 Here I found two more flamingo and animal posts from my first blog. I even have a photo of flamingos in flight! From far away but still. And there is also a nutria close-up. 🙂 Thank you for the follow and I shall stick close too.

      https://manjamaksimovic.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/wpc-extraordinary/

      https://manjamaksimovic.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/animal-post/

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