Taken at Reserva Nacional Los Flamencoes, I liked this photo because the scene looks so calm. We were, at times, quite close to the flamingoes but, for the most part, they didn't take much notice of our presence. There are different, distinct, subspecies of flamingoes. These ones, I was informed, are Andean flamingoes. We were told that others, even the ones in nearby Bolivia, are noticeably different in their markings.
Wikipedia informs us that there are six species of flamingoes. Four of these are in South America while it states the other two are in what they term the 'old world'.
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marabu61 (8145) 2013-12-29 3:51
This beautiful composition radiates a true calm and tranquility that is very pleasing indeed. The wide open landscape with the flamingos scattered around the lake is superb.
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jhm (138244) 2013-12-29 4:05
Almost a picture for TV screen, but the water birds make these picture attractive.
High quality picture with original colours.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
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- Copyright: Tony King (tonyking) (1612)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: CANON EOS 6D, Canon EF70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM, Hoya 77mm CIR-PL
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-29 2:26