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Pink Flamingos


Pink Flamingos
Photo Information
Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Zoo animals, Flamingoes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-29 5:35
Viewed: 5182
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Size
Flamingos are usually 42 inches long from the tip of the head to the tip of the tail, and are as tall as five feet. They weigh five to six pounds, and have a wingspan of 55 inches.

Distribution and Habitat
The flamingo lives in Central and South America, the West Indies, and the Galapagos Islands, in coastal salt lagoons, saltpans, and other brackish or saltwater shallows.

Diet
Flamingos eat algae, mollusks, larvae chrysalides of brine-flies and brine-shrimps, which give them their pink color.

Reproduction
Pairs of males and females make mud-mound nests, and incubate only one egg for about 30 days. Chicks leave the nest after ten days, and join a group of other chicks, called a crèche, watched by a few adults.

Conservation
Flamingo populations remain relatively stable, despite loss of habitat due to human development.

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Nice side by side - strange position! These things can scratch just about anywhere they like! Good detail/sharpness here..Great job!!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-29 14:28]

Good pair Sochirca, I think you may have posted them on their own. Great details and good poses. I like the legs in frame 2. Thanks for writing a nice note.

Two very interesting poses from the birds. Details are good. Nice note too.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-29 15:43]

This guy looks like me when I'm trying to find my wallet. You captured them in some strange positions and you did so excellently as well. The colors are very good and I like the composition. Thanks for posting.

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