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Featured in The Group August 25, 2011.
Featured on Red Bubble’s Explore Photography page August 8, 2011.
Featured in Art Universe May 31, 2011.
Featured in High Quality Images May 16, 2011.
Featured in Feelin’ Good May 15, 2011.
Featured in Artists Universe May 14, 2011.

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“See how the sacred old flamingoes come,
Painting with shadow all the marble steps:
Aged and wise, they seek their wonted perches
Within the temple, devious walking, made
To wander by their melancholy minds.”
from Anashuya And Vijaya by William Butler Yeats

The image of this little darling was captured on May 5, 2011 at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo in Thurmont, Maryland. Nikon D300 and the 70-300mm vr Nikon lens. Very little post processing in Photoshop CS4. Shutter speed 1/1600, aperture f/ 8.0, exposure -0.33, focal length 300mm, one chip color area, spot metering, iso 400.

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Comments

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 3 years ago

    Oh this is absolutely beautiful Lois!!!

  • Eva, thank you … he / she is soooo beautiful … and when he got into this patch of sunlight I nearly jumped for joy!!!!!!! So glad you liked him too!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 3 years ago

    Super image Lois …
    Did you see my BM?

  • Tom, thank you … yeah I just did … some nerve, huh??? At first I thought they were links, but clicking only brings you to a larger image … which is downloadable. What nerve this guy has. I’m a bit steamed.

    – Lois Bryan

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

    a beautiful capture !
    a few minutes to look here ???
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you, Francis … and yours is simply gorgeous .. you know me and strong light and shadow … WOW!!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture of this amazing creature Lois; they certainly do appear to be wise don’t they! Awesome dof, clarity and fine detail! jd

  • Thank you, Joyce … they are just so regal and magnificent!!!! I was thrilled to get to see them!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 3 years ago

    Nice shot Lois

  • Thank you, Tim!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Lois, lovely shot.

  • Gary, thank you so much!!!!! I was so happy when he/she walked into the light!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 3 years ago

    perfect,my friend

  • Darling Luda!!!!! So happy to see you!!!! Thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Lois. Love this. The muted colors really makes this.

  • Bunny, thank you so much!!!!! I’m glad you noticed the color … you know me, I had my finger on the “saturation” slider … hahahahahah … but I restrained myself for once!!!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 3 years ago

    I just got back from my vacation

  • oh DID you!!!!!! You always go to such wonderful places … where to this time???

    – Lois Bryan

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Awesome detailed colors in this capture Lois

  • Thanks so much, Larry … they’re such incredible creatures!!!!! I was thrilled at his pose and that wonderful light!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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