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Good morning.....
Thank you for your votes and comments on my bugs yesterday and to TrevBatWCC for his UA, so chuffed as I am not good at bug images...
A change of scene today, we started off our trip staying on the shores of Pelican bay on the outskirts of Walvis bay, a haven for pelicans, flamingoes and an assortment of other bird life. There are thousands of flamingoes on the bay, but only with dashes of pink feathers.
I live flamingoes, I watched them for hours. It looks like they are dancing. They move their legs back and forwards loosening up the sea bed then dive their heads underwater and come up with juicy little crabs.
V2 is another silly sign I saw in Namibia and thought appropriate for silly Sunday
V3 ....maybe the sign wasn't so silly after all
The first time I have used my new lens....boy is it heavy
Have a nice SundayGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:150-500mm f/5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Feb 2014 - 10:36 AM
Focal Length:250mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mirror mirror....
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:2 Mar 2014 - 5:13 AM
Tags:Flamingo, Wildlife / nature
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 5:20 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44162 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom112 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 5:30 AM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Brilliant

Regards Nathan

AlexAppleby
2 Mar 2014 - 5:48 AM

Not sure why you think the flamingo is silly - I think it is wonderful. What a fantastic shot! The other two are classic! Have a good Sunday!

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 6:12 AM

A wonderful image of the flamingo, Colleen, V's 2 & 3 great for silly Sunday Smile Carol

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 6:27 AM

A lovely varied set. I guess the car in V3 was extremely silly for ignoring the sign in V2.

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2295 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 6:39 AM


Quote: A lovely varied set. I guess the car in V3 was extremely silly for ignoring the sign in V2.

Yeah it seems some people cannot read after allGrin

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 7:29 AM

Three great pictures. pretty flamingo and a nutter in a VW. Ideal shots for Sunday Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

marshfam19
marshfam19 Plus Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 - 7:59 AM

Obviously the driver of the car in v3 could not read!! Great set Colleen.

Mary Grin

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
2 Mar 2014 - 8:01 AM

Hard and true facts

Peter

User_Removed
2 Mar 2014 - 8:09 AM

Yes, three excellent shots. Smile

Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 - 8:13 AM

Love the bird's pose in V1, Colleen.

P.

gss
gss  1 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 8:13 AM

V3 explained only the 4 x 4 condition not the others, below
But I like the flamingo reflexions, they are like a sketch, drawing hatch. I'd try a cutout abstract only with reflections in water
Continue to have a nice trip in Namibia!
Silviu

JohnoP
JohnoP  9
2 Mar 2014 - 8:24 AM

The addition of the shapes in the reflection make this image extra special Colleen...love it!

John

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54859 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway27 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 8:33 AM

The flamingo doesn't look too happy about what it sees in its reflection, Colleen!
Love that word 'perpetrators' on the sign, and the driver in v3 is obviously one of those arrogant types who believes that signs and instructions apply to everyone except him.

Malc

kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
2 Mar 2014 - 8:37 AM

Flamingo image is excellent , Colleen! I love especially that beautifully distorted reflection in the water!GrinGrinGrin------ V2-3- here we stuck in the snow usually. (if no 4x4). Hope you didnt need towing! --- Jukka.Smile

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 8:38 AM

Love the unfolding story of the idiot driver.
Good pictures, Colleen.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
2 Mar 2014 - 8:43 AM

Fine set Colleen, really like V1, great pose captured,
Fred.

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2295 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 8:44 AM


Quote: V2-3- here we stuck in the snow usually. (if no 4x4). Hope you didnt need towing! --- Jukka.Smile

I am a woman driver Jukka, I would not get stuck in sand...Grin...however we hired a 4X4 while we were in Namibia...my husband did the driving

Caziwinkles
2 Mar 2014 - 8:53 AM

Would have loved to have seen the face on the car driver in V3 when they to back to the car!!
I have that lens Colleen - and it is indeed very heavy! Smile

Carol

termite53
termite53  2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 - 8:56 AM

Fantastic Shot Colleen
Regards
Tony

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 9:02 AM

Just as well that Photography is allowed in the Park ColleenSmile What a lovely shot V1 is, VERY well done that GirlSmile

John Smile

mistere
mistere Plus Member 2mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 9:21 AM

Lovely V1, great V2 and 3, Have a very Silly Sunday.

Dave.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
2 Mar 2014 - 10:02 AM

V1 is beautiful Colleen, love the title Grin.. lots of rules in that park, but obviously for a reason, hence V3.. That driver probably had the " It couldn't happen to me " syndrome Wink

Lynette Grin

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 10:06 AM

Good documentary set from this site, and the only thing missing from the warning is "No People": for sure, the driver in V 3 was either blind but more likely just displaying is belief that he/she knew better.
R.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 2 Mar 2014 - 10:06 AM
Tish1
Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 10:35 AM

It's all been said, nothing left



Tish

digital_boi
2 Mar 2014 - 10:37 AM

love V1 Colleen ve2 brought a smil3 v3 proves a point mefinks lol

Graham

jdinne
jdinne  12 England
2 Mar 2014 - 11:26 AM

Excellent set Colleen, new lens looking good.

John

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3243 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 11:26 AM

A great set.
V1 is lovely,v2 did explain,v3Silly driver,must have been a man driving ColleenWink
NettaSmile

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2295 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 11:31 AM


Quote: A great set.
V1 is lovely,v2 did explain,v3Silly driver,must have been a man driving ColleenWink
NettaSmile

Just what I thought Netta...my hubby reckons it was a woman driver, we never got to solve it...not a person in sight, bet he dug himself out in the dark of night....

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 11:52 AM

I love your flamingo image Colleen - it stops you in your tracks.
Looks like other shave been stopped in their tracks too!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty Plus Member 2pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 12:25 PM

Love V1 Colleen, the lovely bird shot, the others really made me laugh, lots of fun there, sent you a nice sponge cake ! GrinGrinGrin

williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 12:48 PM

a beautiful trio i love V2 it is a super notice board


billy

prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 12:48 PM

The flamingo is unhappy for the water level.It becomes diff for him to find food.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 12:54 PM

Excellent ColleenSmile

Cliff

781969
781969  1 India
2 Mar 2014 - 12:55 PM

You always add masters touch to your capture please add some background story also,superb capture.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 1:03 PM

An interesting and eclectic set Colleen. V1 is a fine shot of this graceful and elegant bird, and v2 and 3 tell us a story. I had to smile when I saw the VW people carrier in v3, there is always one isn't there!Blush

Drighlynne
Drighlynne Plus Member 455 forum postsDrighlynne vcard United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 - 1:17 PM

Lovely shot of the flamingo. My sentiments on V3 have already been mentioned by Ed (Glostopcat) you always get one! Years ago BC (before children) I spent my time in the police, before traffic wardens, and we used to say that some would park in the shop doorways if they could!

fotobee
fotobee Plus Member 1fotobee vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 1:54 PM

Nice photo of the Flamingo, Colleen. This is apparently one of the Greater flamingoes, as the Lesser flamingo has a lot more pink. At least, the guy (or gal!) helps keep the police in business! (heh heh) Regards Martin

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 2:02 PM

Amusing, and the flamingo images are wonderful!

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3662 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 2:07 PM

Excellent set,

Ali GrinGrin

ChristineD
2 Mar 2014 - 2:10 PM

Three great pictures

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 2:12 PM

great set love the flamingo

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65132 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 2:15 PM

Very good stories here. Love the pose in V1, so unusual, and V2 and 3 were perfectly suited. Grin

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 2:51 PM

Great set, Colleen - like how the flamingo appears to be admiring itself in it's reflection Smile Great Silly Sunday shot in V2...doesn't seem to leave you much else to do! Grin
Trev Smile

EileenH
EileenH  2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 - 3:15 PM

Great set Smile Smile Smile

Eileen

kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
2 Mar 2014 - 3:36 PM


Quote: V2-3- here we stuck in the snow usually. (if no 4x4). Hope you didnt need towing! --- Jukka.Smile I am a woman driver Jukka, I would not get stuck in sand...Grin...however we hired a 4X4 while we were in Namibia...my husband did the driving

--- I do think woman drivers are good (at least some of them , same as some of the man drivers.) My wife is a very good driver ,and so is my daughter. I drive much too fast ,so they say. --- Jukka.

Last Modified By kuvailija at 2 Mar 2014 - 3:37 PM
brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 3:58 PM

Great flamingo image with your new" heavy long lens " Grin
Just the job for wildlife, if you find it too heavy you can always try a monopod for support while taking photos Colleen
V2 &3 Great story telling images, some people never heed warning signs

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 4:13 PM

My,what a long neck you have !!
Good shots Colleen.
Mick.

Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 4:13 PM

Great pose, beautifully put in the frame Colleen.
Rende

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 - 4:36 PM

V1 is amazing...
V2 very funny...
V3 should have see your sand sign...
Very nice!
Grin
IB

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 4:59 PM

A good and varied set. - gary

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 8225 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 5:18 PM

Great set Colleen, i love the Flamingo shot, i am like you in i could watch them for hours

lblythe
lblythe  2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 - 5:24 PM

I love the colour, I love the composition. What is there not to love?
L

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 6:01 PM

A great image from your new lens and a huge improvement where the detail is concerned, you have set a new standard now!WinkGrin
I hope that isn't your car that is stuck!Tongue
Ryan

Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 - 8:36 PM

The title and V1 are superb, Colleen. V2 & V3 are good choices for S. Sunday.

Fred

Kim Walton
Kim Walton Plus Member 11145 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 8:50 PM

like image 1 it reminds me of an JCB excavator Wink

Stephen_B
Stephen_B Plus Member 9Stephen_B vcard United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 - 9:03 PM

fantastic sharp image of the flamingo Colleen. The new lens is doing its stuff.


Steve

handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 11:34 PM

That flamingo looks like,he is admiring himself in the reflection in the water. A most unusual,pose. A great image, Colleen

As to the others.......we saw 4x4s totally stuck in the sand in the Sahara Desert in Tunisia. They will get out of places......and they will get stuck worse.

Peter

viscostatic
3 Mar 2014 - 8:41 AM

A beautiful bird and great pose Colleen.

Phil.

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 111602 forum postsdark_lord vcard England194 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:29 PM

V1 is lovely. V2 and V3 definitely right for Silly Sunday Grin

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