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Lesser flamingos



May a pretty flamingo cross your path, this weekend.



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Magnifique vol de flamants roses.
Louis: Merci bien, Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Oct 2016, 06:45
Imperious looking aren't they
Louis: Yes, not very athletic eh, Chris?
OMG, Louis. A Likey for me. I can see this as a silk screen or a stencil.... Escher would try to make something of it.
Louis: Thanks Ginnie - that is an honour. Escher made some weird designs - he will probably do something like with his toads, when tackling flamingos.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Oct 2016, 06:48
Louis: Yes, teacher?
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Oct 2016, 07:53
Brilliant, Louis. I never thought much about Flamingoes until I had seen them in the wild - now they are one of my best birds
Louis: Thank you Lisl. Yes, they tend to be boring in a zoo.
There is a horizontal theme to your photograph today Louis. I'd like to compare these with the great flamingos and also the middle of the range birds.
Louis: You would, eh? Then you have to stop sucking up to Green land and invest in an air ticket into Africa - you'll get to know them all smile
They don't look very lesser. Cracking picture Louis
Louis: Thank you Bill. Some ornithologist gave them their name, I am virtually innocent to the fact.
Less is more here. A really fabulous shot, Louis. Have a time this weekend and hope it doesn't just fly by.
Louis: You are sharp as a razor blade, Mary. Thanks and I will try to put on some breaks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Oct 2016, 16:03
How did they figure that one out... 1 up front, 2 in the middle and 3 at the back... it looks like synchronized swimming but then in flying... a new Olympic sport??
A likey to me.
Louis: Thanks Astrid - to be likeyed by the Gorinchemse duo is a great honour. Their flight formation is worked out in the design room.
They look even stranger in flight than when standing, but what a great image.
Louis: Thank you Brian. They are strange in many ways.
this a superb capture of the Flamingos in flight...
they use the same wing man formation as do our Canada Geese...
except the geese have 50 to 75 of them in formation at a time....petersmile
Louis: This is the spearhead of the flight. There must have been around 15 more followers, peter.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Oct 2016, 17:42
One of the best photos I have seen in a long long time. Fabulous.
Louis: Thank you blackdog, that is special.
Great capture, Louis!
Louis: Thank you Tom.
I love the crook in their necks...
Louis: Those necks must be heavily muscled, to keep up that head, during flight.
wow, this is outstanding, Louis. if presented with an opportunity like this, i would have made a hash of it. very sleek and spindly looking birds.
Louis: Thanks Ayush. Don't sell yourself short - I have seen your side-on athletic shots. Same principles.
Beautiful capture...
Louis: Thank you Jacquelyn.

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