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Caribbean Flamingos are the only flamingo to naturally inhabit North America. They stand between 3.9 – 4.6 ft in height, they have a wingspan of approximately 4.9 ft. and they weigh between 4.9 – 6.2 lbs .They are deep pink/red/orange in color and they have the brightest plumage of all flamingo species. As young birds they are grey in colour but their plumage slowly turns pink as they mature. Captured at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida.

Canon 5D mk2
canon 75-300mm focal 220mm

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 2 years ago

    OH Wow just .look at that colour another great shot Kathy

  • thank you Malcolm

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 2 years ago

    Such a lovely shot Kathy, love the reflection too! :)

    Gabe :)

  • thank you Gabe

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 2 years ago

    Lovely capture. Thats a great idea, I live just down Flamingo Road. Lots of neat stuff to photograph.

  • thank you Glenn, yes we had a great time there.

    – kathy s gillentine

  • mteboneras
    mtebonerasover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work as always Kathy. Such a graceful bird and very well captured by you.

  • thank you Margaret

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago


    25 January 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • thank you

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownover 2 years ago

    Kathy this is a gorgeous image. I love the beautiful contrasting colours and the reflection. Great shot

  • thank you Polly

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous take Kathy!

  • thank you Pamela

    – kathy s gillentine

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 2 years ago

    Gorgeous!!

  • thank you Cheryl

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 2 years ago

    Beautiful reflections and a great capture, Kathy !

  • thank you

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Janone
    Janoneover 2 years ago

    Orange like the oranges of the Etna slopes.. lol
    Jan

  • thank you Jan

    – kathy s gillentine

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