A Flamingo Friday Tribute by mbrutus

A Flamingo Friday Tribute

Yesterday, I visited the Los Angeles Zoo. Probably for the first time, since the little Brutuses were grade schoolers. I imagine, like any 365er, I now find it impossible to enter any zoo without thinking of that intrepid shutterbug, @stray_shooter, and his single minded efforts to bring the oft underappreciated flamingo to the top of our collective consciousness through his dogged dedication to Flamingo Fridays. I imagined I might snap a shot or two as I passed the flamingo exhibit, in honor of Ron, before heading into the heart of the zoo. As I did, I made a startling discovery. Be it due to their odd anatomy or skittish behaviors, it is devilishly difficult to take a decent shot of the fickle flamingo. I managed nary a one. Yet, Ron has taken and shared dozens of dazzling shots for all of us to enjoy. To me that makes this tribute as overdue and as it is well deserved. So thanks to you Ron for all you do to give all us 365ers a weekly does of most welcome pink eye.
I don’t see how you can be unhappy with this shot. It’s terrific! Actually an elegant capture.
February 21st, 2020  
stunning capture
February 21st, 2020  
Cool
February 21st, 2020  
Gorgeous image!!
February 21st, 2020  
This is completely full of character. I really like that it is unique and had such beautiful detail and gentle tones. Fav!
February 21st, 2020  
Excellent capture
February 21st, 2020  
I love this beautifully unique shot. Those wispy features at the bottom are so pretty. Definitely a Fav for me.
February 22nd, 2020  
Perfect tribute
February 22nd, 2020  
I tried photographing flamingos at a zoo and found them to not be cooperative posers. :). This is a lovely artistic image.
February 22nd, 2020  
Oh, geez, I wondered why my ears were burning earlier today! I think this is an absolutely outstanding flamingo shot! I do so much appreciate your contribution to my "dogged determination to bring the oft underappreciated flamingo to the top of your collective consciousness!" You have done a masterful job, setting the bar even higher for Flamingo Fridays!
February 22nd, 2020  
Great shot
February 22nd, 2020  
I think this is fabulous. It is very difficult to get a good shot of a flamingo.
February 22nd, 2020  
so beautiful!
February 23rd, 2020  
Fav!
February 24th, 2020  
@louannwarren You are correct in that I am not unhappy with this particular shot. But this was more of a save than what I initially set out to take. Most all of the more traditional shots I hoped to take turned out miserably. So I looked for alternative shots, this being one of them.
February 25th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana @sailingmusic @louannwarren @pamknowler @seattlite @jgpittenger @bkbinthecity @pistache @vesna0210 Thanks, as always for taking the time to comment and share your support. And for your favs. All are always most appreciated.
February 25th, 2020  
@joysabin Thank you. Those are the things that I liked about it, as well. Mostly, the subtlety of the textures and colors.
February 25th, 2020  
@chejja Many thanks. That's what drew me to this photo, as well.
February 25th, 2020  
@amyk That is exactly what I am talking about. They don't stand still for a moment. Particularly, once you start framing or focusing on them. That is why I eventually resorted to this photo.
February 25th, 2020  
@stray_shooter Thanks. Coming from you, that is the ultimate compliment. And I was worried that you might now see it today. Glad you did.
February 25th, 2020  
@danette That's what I mean. It is surprising hard. They are right at hand, but they don't give you an opportunity to get a good shot of them. Glad somebody knows what I am talking about.
February 25th, 2020  
Fab fav! :)
February 27th, 2020  
Oh my gosh, this is amazingly beautiful!
February 29th, 2020  
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