Sadly with the water all frozen over and the deep snow in the enclosures, the flamingoes were in their house…. while that means that there was glass instead of mesh, it had its own problems in that I was inside, there was no natural light and trying to focus through the glass is not without its issues. That said, maybe 2 of the 30+ photographs I did take managed to come out. This is one of them. :-P

Riga Zoo, Latvia. 16th March 2011.

Canon 400d, 75-300mm lens.

As is, short of removing one dust spot on the right hand side that came out in all the photos when I was away.


flamingo, bird, riga, latvia, latvija, zoo

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  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMaineover 3 years ago

    Lol – what a face! Good find!

  • Hehe, thanks! It was a shame that the snow was so deep and all the water was frozen (hey not just in the zoo, the river was frozen too!!) as it meant I had to see them in their house, ie through glass… it meant that only 2 photos out of a few dozen came out at all :-/ Anyway, glad you like this… I made it into my new avatar!! ☺☺

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 3 years ago

    Oh this is gorgeous!

  • Thank you :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 3 years ago
  • Richard, that is fantastic! Thank you! :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    Fantastic depth, gorgeous color, beautiful image!

  • Dank U, John! I am doing a happy dance now :-)

    I was glad that the depth worked as I first had to counteract the glass and the inside non-lighting :-P I am happy with this though!

    Thanks again :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your feature great work.

  • Andrea, as always, thank you SO much for your support :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • nellie11
    nellie11about 3 years ago

    Excellent capture :)

  • Thanks Nellie! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandalmost 3 years ago

    Wow great image!

  • Thanks Rita! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanalmost 3 years ago

    Superb shot Ellis

  • Thanks! So sad that they were behind the glass but being kept inside their colours were more vibrant than on any other flamingos I have seen :-D Appreciate you stopping by! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago

    amazing capture of this flamingo
    great work

  • Thank you Tori! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 2 years ago


  • Yay, thank you VIcki :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

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