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Marching Flamingos

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Flamingos are said to be sedentary. They hold the same pose for an extended period. I believe we were fortunate because, within 10-15 minutes, we could see them...
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Flamingos are said to be sedentary. They hold the same pose for an extended period. I believe we were fortunate because, within 10-15 minutes, we could see them standing in a group...then marching in one row...and when we went to the other side, we saw them fly away.

In the frame, Five adult flamingos and a juvenile flamingo going away from their flock.

Birding at Bhigwan.
Bhigwan, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
November 2016

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adriansart February 03, 2017
Congrats Aarti you are my winner I love that one in the centre that seems to be not playing the game "Follow The leader", Lovely reflections as well and I also like that green landscape backdrop!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman February 03, 2017
Thank you Adrian, more than the award, getting praise from someone like you is a great honor for me. As I have earlier expressed that I really take inspiration from your fascinating images. Once again thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. :)
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KayBrewer February 04, 2017
Congratulations - winner in Wildlife in Landscapes challenge! Well-deserved!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman February 04, 2017
Thank you Kay. :)
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stephenbraunginn February 04, 2017
Okay, it's cool to stand out! Nice shot.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman February 04, 2017
Thank you Stephen. :)
lavonneripley February 22, 2017
what a great picture
Aarti_Sachin_Soman February 22, 2017
Thanks Lavonne. :)
gocsi February 26, 2017
Fantasztikus fotó! Ez is! :-)
Aarti_Sachin_Soman February 26, 2017
Thanks for appreciating it, Gocsi. :)
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trainwoman March 29, 2017
Teaching the young OneNote to march?? Great capture
Aarti_Sachin_Soman March 29, 2017
Thanks Glenda.. :)
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Behind The Lens


This photograph was taken at Bhigwan, Baramati District, Maharashtra, India. Bhigwan is very famous for migratory birds.We had been over there in November 2016. The event called Birding at Bhigwan was organised by The Western Routes, Pune.


This was taken in the evening just around the golden hours.


It was a beautiful day our guide Datta, was well aware about the requirements of a photographer. He arranged the boat in such a way to get maximum advantage of the golden light...before sunset.


We were on the boat, so tripod was out of question, sun was at it's best. so flash was also not needed. Birds were very far so I used 55 -300mm Nikon on my D5300. I wish I had super zoom lens.


We visited Bhigwan specially for the Flamingos.


Not much of post processing, basic raw adjustments and some more improvement using Nik collection.

In my camera bag

D5300, 18-55, 55-300, 35mm prime, lens cleaning cloth, spare battery and a memory card. An apple and water bottle. :)


Nature is need to be intelligent. Just give a try. Do some experiments and Enjoy !! :)

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