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Overflow Flamingo | by Jim Frazee
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Overflow Flamingo

The Zoo's breeding program for Caribbean Flamingos is so successful that they don't have room for all of them at the Flamingo Lagoon near the entrance, especially with all the local ducks (mostly Mallards.) So they had to move some of them down to the overflow lagoon, which is way down by the Pandas. That is where I made this image.

 

Turns out this was a much better place to shoot than up at the regular Flamingo Lagoon, because there was shade under this tree, which is what makes all the colors, whereas there is none up at the top. It also works to shoot in the golden hour, near sunset, but I'm not usually at the Zoo at that time. It's also better to shoot down here, because it's easier to get one at a time.

 

His neck is in the shape of the sign for infinity, which is appropriate, because it goes on and on forever. :)

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Taken on September 8, 2012