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Canon
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Canon EOS 30D
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F/5.0
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140 mm
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May 3, 2007, 1:27:04 PM
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Flamingo Graces by webworm Flamingo Graces by webworm
Sleeping trio of American or red flamingo's

Phoenicopterus ruber - wading birds



Phoenicopteridae
Pinkish white to vermilion wading birds with extremely long necks and legs. The thick bill is bent sharply down and lined with numerous lamellae for straining food.

Food - Small mollusks, Crustaceans, Blue-green algae

American Flamingo - Phoenicopterus ruber - An extremely slim rose-pink wading bird as tall as a Great Blue Heron but much more slender. Note the sharply bent bill or broken "Roman nose." Feeds with the bill or head immersed. In flight it shows much black in the wings; its extremely long neck is extended droopily in front and the long legs trail behind, giving the impression that the bird might easily fly backward as forward. Pale washed-out birds may be escapes from zoos as the color often fades under captive conditions. Immatures are also much paler than normal adults.

Voice - Gooselike calls, gabbling; ar-honk, etc.

Range - West Indies, Yucatan, Galapagos Is.

East - Occasional on the Florida coast; accidental elsewhere. It is difficult to determine whether vagrants are truly wild or escapes. Hialeah Race Track, Bok Sanctuary, Busch Gardens, etc., may be the sources of strays.

Habitat - Salt flats, saline lagoons.

www.geocities.com/Heartland/5960/flaming.html


Thank you so much for the feature :love:
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wiebestavast Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Te gekke foto hoor!!!
Wat zijn het toch fantastish mooie dieren!
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webworm Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Volgens mij stonden ze er zo bij om door mij gefotografeerd te worden!
Prima fotomodellen! Ja ze zijn prachtig!
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wiebestavast Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
:D ja, ze staan ook zo goed stil...
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webworm Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Ja, dat kan je niet van alle dieren zeggen!
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wiebestavast Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
:D probeer al een maand ganzen te pakken te krijgen..
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webworm Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Tot een aantal weken terug hadden we een gezin van 6 ganzen (waarvan er 1 met een lamme vleugel helaas was overleden) in de wijk. Plotseling waren ze er niet meer!!! Balen dus!
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wiebestavast Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
:)das het mooie als je gans bent: je peert 'm gewoon ergens anders heen...
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webworm Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Ja....,maar ik denk dat de gemeente ze er een handje bij heeft geholpen!!!
Eerst hadden ze nl. de eieren van 4 nesten weggehaald en nu dan de ganzen zelf.....
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1bgpayne Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how they are all in the same position. Excellent capture! :clap:

Did you know they get their color from the food they eat?
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webworm Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
Thanks so much! Yes there were so many of them. I was looking for a good pose! They were great!!! Made it so easy for me!
Yes, I heard about that!!! Funny, isn't it!!! I'm glad we don't get the color from the food we eat!!! I would be green!!! :laughing:
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