"Shake it off" - Bathing Flamingo


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Artis Amsterdam – Zoo collection – Amsterdam, the Netherlands
“Whatever is bugging you, don’t let it spoil your day – just shake it off!”

Bathing Chilean Flamingo

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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)

Technical details

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Tamron AF70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Exposure 1/750 sec, f. 5.6 , focal length 300 , ISO 200
Date: May 21, 2011

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Dutch showcase (Jan. 8, 2012)
Featured in The addicted photographer (Jan. 9, 2012)
Featured in The Birds (Jan. 12, 2011)

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