Artis Amsterdam – Zoo collection – Amsterdam, the Netherlands
“Scratch front, scratch back … Would anyone give me a neck massage afterwards?”
Bathing Chilean Flamingo – diptych / collage
The Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis, Wikipedia ) is a large species that breeds in temperate South America from Ecuador and Peru to Chile and Argentina and east to Brazil; it has been introduced into Germany and the Netherlands (colony on the border, Zwilbrockervenn). There also a small population in Utah and California. Like all flamingos it lays a single chalky white egg on a mud mound.
IUCN conservation status: Near Threatened (source: Wikipedia)
Both photo’s made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron AF70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Exposure 500 sec, f. 5.6
focal length 300 , ISO 200
Date: May 21, 2011
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Featured in Collective collage (May 31, 2011)
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