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Flamingoes

From a flock of Flamingoes at the Jurong Bird Park (Singapore). These are highly social birds that tend to flock together in large groups. However, I wanted to isolate a single subject and decided to focus on this individual. Snapped him just when he opened his eye - this is usually a sleeping posture, with the head tucked on his back and standing on one leg.

The background was fairly dark because it was in the shade. With a little computer darkroom trickery, I made it almost completely black. Hope this mades the Flamingo stand out more.

Flamingoes

From a flock of Flamingoes at the Jurong Bird Park (Singapore). These are highly social birds that tend to flock together in large groups. However, I wanted to isolate a single subject and decided to focus on this individual. Snapped him just when he opened his eye - this is usually a sleeping posture, with the head tucked on his back and standing on one leg.

The background was fairly dark because it was in the shade. With a little computer darkroom trickery, I made it almost completely black. Hope this mades the Flamingo stand out more.

comments (3)

  • Mary MacADNski
  • escaped the cabin for a day - fever abated
  • 7 Jan 2008, 01:14
How beautiful! You caught him asleep on the job. The colour is very bright and stands out beautifully.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jan 2008, 14:48
Superb timing, and framing too. I think your work on the background was well worth it, even though I don't know what you did or how you did it.

These birds amaze me, fancy being able to sleep while standing on one leg!
  • liam
  • South Africa
  • 12 Jan 2008, 16:02
flippin ell! thats brilliant. How perfect is the light! The background definitely does its job!

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