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Chillean Flamingos



Chilean Flamingos at Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York, 2017.

Chilean Flamingos at Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York, 2017.
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Hood PRO+
 
Hood October 12, 2017
Great edit!!
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toshihiro_shoji October 13, 2017
Thank you very much for your wonderful word/comment on my 'Chillean Flamingos' picture, Hood.
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joannanicholson October 15, 2017
Amazing shot !
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toshihiro_shoji October 15, 2017
Thank you so much for your great words/compliment on my Chillean Flamingos picture, Joanna.
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cahit January 16, 2018
Wonderful
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toshihiro_shoji January 16, 2018
Thank you very much for your great words/compliment on my Chillean Flamingos picture, Cahit.
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happysnapper7 January 17, 2018
Great imaging and photography work.
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toshihiro_shoji January 17, 2018
Thank you very much for your wonderful words and compliment on my ''Chillean Flamingos' photo, my friend.
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texaaronpueschel January 19, 2018
What a good work here.
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toshihiro_shoji January 19, 2018
Thank you very much for your wonderful words and comment on my 'Frames: 'Chillean Flamingos' photo, Tex.
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isaaclee January 31, 2018
Amazing
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toshihiro_shoji October 05, 2018
Thank you very much, Isaac! Glad you like it. Sorry for late reply.
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davidjohnmartin October 05, 2018
Just love this image ....
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toshihiro_shoji October 05, 2018
Thank you very much, David! Glad you like it.
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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken at the pond nearby "Dancing Crane Cafe" in Bronx Zoo, USA.
Time
After visiting the "Congo Gorilla Forest", I walked around the pond where a lot of flamingos are standing, dancing and sitting on the rocks. All of sudden, I saw the 2 flamingos are eating in the water at the same place and it looked like symmetric and artistic. I zoomed in and pressed the shutter button. It was around 1:00PM. I was very lucky to get this shot.
Lighting
I always use the natural light for animal portrait and flower photo. Sunlight was a little harsh, and face was a little dark. So, I raised up the ISO to 250 and used f/5.6 aperture.
Equipment
I used Sony ILCA-77M2 (APS-C) camera with Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G lens - 300mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec, ISO 250. No flash and hand held.
Inspiration
This scene was so artistic (perfect shape of 2 flexible flamingos in one piece) and it inspired me. There's no other option than take a photo. I thought this was the only chance, so I clicked.
Editing
Water in the pond was not clean, so I darkened the image to hide the obstacles. Image was cropped to concentrate for the beautiful shape of the flamingos. I lightened the body of flamingos using brush tool in Adobe Lightroom.
In my camera bag
2 cameras - one full frame (Sony SLT-A99V) and one APS-C (Sony ILCA-77M2) with Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM, Minolta 80-200mm F2.8, Minolta 28-70mm F2.8 and Minolta 100mm F2.8 macro lenses. I'll carry extra butteries, extra memory cards, blower/brush and lens cleaners.
Feedback
Timing is most important to take the animal photos. Never hesitate or you will regret. To get a perfect timing photo, I sometimes wait for more than 20 minutes holding my camera and shoot the best image. Walk around the site to get the best angle, indoor or outdoor.

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