Photographer's Note

Outside Aigues-Mortes, on may way to le Grau-du-Roi at the Mediterranean Sea, I spotted wild flamingos close to the road. I was on the roof of my car trying to get some pictures, when suddenly one of them decided to leave and started running for take-off...

I followed him as he made a wide circuit and came back in over the pond again. Now he was being joined by a wingman, who'd taken off without my noticing it. Together they made another traffic circuit - for my photo beneficiaries - and finally decided to leave the vicinity!

A remarkable and wonderful sight, which has been my dream since childhood. Ever since I heard Earl Bostic in 1951, "gargling" his alto saxophone in the R&B-hit "Flamingo, (like a flame in the sky)", I've longed to see this.

It took 49 years and it was worth waiting for!

Scanned at 600dpi and adjusted brightness +10, contrast +15 and saturation +15, increased RBG-Blue +20, ran NeatImage, resized for TE, sharpened (2x), framed and saved for Web.

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