This flamingo was posing in perfect flamingo fashion in the Hong Kong Botanical and Zoological gardens. The S-shape formed by its head and neck reminded me of the sort of heading you see in children’s alphabet books.

Taken some time ago with a Canon EOS3 and Canon 300mm f2.8L IS lens using Fuji Provia transparency film.

Uploaded 29 May 2009
Number of viewson 6 July 2011: 228


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Living for partly in Italy, partly in Phuket and partly in other locations around the world – Hong Kong & Kenya when I can – I spend a lot of time photographing anything and everything. I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing shots of wildlife large and small – from elephants to insects. A wider selection of my work can be seen on my website at

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  • coseven
    cosevenabout 5 years ago

    very nice …

  • Many thanks, Corinna:)

    – David Clarke

  • Lois Romer
    Lois Romerabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks, Lois:))

    – David Clarke

    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    wonderful shot

  • Thanks so much, Justart:))

    – David Clarke

  • julayneluu
    julayneluuabout 5 years ago

    Cool shot!

  • Thanks very much, Julayne:)

    – David Clarke

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomabout 5 years ago

  • Wow, thanks so much, CraigsMom, I’m thrilled!!! :))

    – David Clarke

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasabout 5 years ago

    S is for Super Good Photo!

  • Thanks very much, Stephen, much appreciated!

    – David Clarke

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 5 years ago

    What a fabulous pose Dave, this is super.

  • Thanks so much, Lyn:))

    – David Clarke

  • John44
    John44about 5 years ago

    Wonderfull Signore Davide

  • Grazie, Giovanni!! Why Italia, well, it’s a lovely place to live and it does mean I’m easy to find in the phonebook! – there are far too many of us in the UK! I used to live in Hong Kong where there weren’t too many of us either!

    – David Clarke

  • John44
    John44about 5 years ago

    Thanks dear David for this nice answer..
    Let me say I do sympathize with you in your Italian choice Sir!
    A wise choice. May I ask once more : where in Italy ?

  • In the hills near the little village of Palazzo Del Pero, not far from Arezzo, Tuscany…

    – David Clarke

  • Lund
    Lundabout 5 years ago

    You caught it in a great pose – lovely shot!
    They really are amazing, flamingos, and that comes through here.

  • Thanks so much, Lund, much appreciated!

    – David Clarke

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