Mirror mirror....

By ColleenA
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

Tags: Flamingo Wildlife and nature

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 5:20AM

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 5:30AM


Regards Nathan
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 11 199 20 Greece
2 Mar 2014 6:12AM
A wonderful image of the flamingo, Colleen, V's 2 & 3 great for silly Sunday Smile Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 6:27AM
A lovely varied set. I guess the car in V3 was extremely silly for ignoring the sign in V2.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
2 Mar 2014 6:39AM

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 Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 7:29AM
Three great pictures. pretty flamingo and a nutter in a VW. Ideal shots for Sunday Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Obviously the driver of the car in v3 could not read!! Great set Colleen.

Mary Grin
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
2 Mar 2014 8:01AM
Hard and true facts

User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 8:09AM
Yes, three excellent shots. Smile
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 8:13AM
Love the bird's pose in V1, Colleen.

gss 4 1 Romania
2 Mar 2014 8:13AM
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!
JohnoP 12 2
2 Mar 2014 8:24AM
The addition of the shapes in the reflection make this image extra special Colleen...love it!

saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
2 Mar 2014 8:33AM
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.

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 Plus
6 103 3 Wales
2 Mar 2014 8:38AM
Love the unfolding story of the idiot driver.
Good pictures, Colleen.
2 Mar 2014 8:43AM
Fine set Colleen, really like V1, great pose captured,
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
2 Mar 2014 8:44AM

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 5 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 8:53AM
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

termite53 5 8 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 8:56AM
Fantastic Shot Colleen
2 Mar 2014 9:02AM
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 Plus
4 4 3 England
2 Mar 2014 9:21AM
Lovely V1, great V2 and 3, Have a very Silly Sunday.

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 Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Mar 2014 10:06AM
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.
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 10:35AM
It's all been said, nothing left

2 Mar 2014 10:37AM
love V1 Colleen ve2 brought a smil3 v3 proves a point mefinks lol

jdinne 15 16 England
2 Mar 2014 11:26AM
Excellent set Colleen, new lens looking good.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
2 Mar 2014 11:26AM
A great set.
V1 is lovely,v2 did explain,v3Silly driver,must have been a man driving ColleenWink
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
2 Mar 2014 11:31AM

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

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 Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 11:52AM
I love your flamingo image Colleen - it stops you in your tracks.
Looks like other shave been stopped in their tracks too!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
2 Mar 2014 12:25PM
Love V1 Colleen, the lovely bird shot, the others really made me laugh, lots of fun there, sent you a nice sponge cake ! GrinGrinGrin
a beautiful trio i love V2 it is a super notice board

2 Mar 2014 12:48PM
The flamingo is unhappy for the water level.It becomes diff for him to find food.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 12:54PM
Excellent ColleenSmile

Bantu 4 7 1 India
2 Mar 2014 12:55PM
You always add masters touch to your capture please add some background story also,superb capture.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Mar 2014 1:03PM
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
2 Mar 2014 1:17PM
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 Plus
4 4 3 South Africa
2 Mar 2014 1:54PM
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 Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Mar 2014 2:02PM
Amusing, and the flamingo images are wonderful!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 2:07PM
Excellent set,

Ali GrinGrin
2 Mar 2014 2:10PM
Three great pictures
2 Mar 2014 2:12PM
great set love the flamingo
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
2 Mar 2014 2:15PM
Very good stories here. Love the pose in V1, so unusual, and V2 and 3 were perfectly suited. Grin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Mar 2014 2:51PM
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 4 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 3:15PM
Great set Smile Smile Smile


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.
2 Mar 2014 3:58PM
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 11 3 8 Scotland
2 Mar 2014 4:13PM
My,what a long neck you have !!
Good shots Colleen.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
2 Mar 2014 4:13PM
Great pose, beautifully put in the frame Colleen.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 4:36PM
V1 is amazing...
V2 very funny...
V3 should have see your sand sign...
Very nice!
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
2 Mar 2014 4:59PM
A good and varied set. - gary
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 5:18PM
Great set Colleen, i love the Flamingo shot, i am like you in i could watch them for hours
2 Mar 2014 5:24PM
I love the colour, I love the composition. What is there not to love?
6 3 8 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 6:01PM
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
The title and V1 are superb, Colleen. V2 & V3 are good choices for S. Sunday.

Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2014 8:50PM
like image 1 it reminds me of an JCB excavator Wink
2 Mar 2014 9:03PM
fantastic sharp image of the flamingo Colleen. The new lens is doing its stuff.

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.

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 8:41AM
A beautiful bird and great pose Colleen.

dark_lord Plus
14 2.2k 540 England
3 Mar 2014 7:29PM
V1 is lovely. V2 and V3 definitely right for Silly Sunday Grin

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