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By gary_d
Hopefully and fingers crossed my internet connection is sorted but I am not being to confident quite yet.

This was taken today at Slimbridge Wild Fowl Trust in the company of Glostopcat, it was bitterly cold but very enjoyable.

I am trying out the Canon 400mm F5.6 with the idea of trading in my Sigma.

It was difficult to get a good shot of one of these as they rarely leave the group but finally managed this one, taken hand held.

Thanks for looking.

Regards. - gary

Tags: Flamingo Wildlife and nature

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saeidNL 12 3 Netherlands
1 Apr 2013 11:16PM
Very beautiful and fantastic capture,Gary,very well done,
1 Apr 2013 11:32PM
Excellent colour and detail captured in this lovely image Gary,
1 Apr 2013 11:37PM
A beautiful shot Gary,brilliant details and colour..Lin
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
1 Apr 2013 11:45PM
A very creditable shot of the solo flamingo, bringing out good detail and colours in the plumage amd ripples. I have seen images that Ed took at Slimbridge previoulsy and they brought back memories of our visit there in the early 1960's when we were holidaying on a chicken farm in the village of South Marston in Wiltshire. However, I don't recall seeing flamingos then, but do recall the Hawaiian Geese which Sir Peter Scott was saving from virtual extinction.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 12:19AM
If this is the result from that Canon lens, I'd be make that trade in!
Absolutely stunning image Gary.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
2 Apr 2013 12:41AM
I would love to seen on close up-- this is a beauty!
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
2 Apr 2013 4:51AM
Wow! Looks like someone has been eating a lot of those Shrimps! What a wonderful colour. Love the rings in the water and the partial reflection as well as the great image of the Flamingo itself.

2 Apr 2013 5:01AM
I love the color, and the reflection of the flamingo in the water. Beautiful.

ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
2 Apr 2013 5:55AM
A stunning image...well captured
zapar40 11 66 5 Wales
2 Apr 2013 6:17AM
beautiful feather details and lovely colours, great shot Gary.
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
2 Apr 2013 7:07AM
Excellent !! This is a stunning photo Gary !!
Ayoob 10 Australia
2 Apr 2013 7:08AM
Fantastic shot with beautiful reflection and colours .........Grin
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 7:10AM
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
2 Apr 2013 7:26AM
Fantastic pin sharp detail and colouring in the feathers Gary, you must be tickled pink with the reception this one has received so far. Blue skies and glorious sunshine this morning, oh for weather like that yesterday!
tommyld 11 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 8:29AM
A lovely shot, the color and detail in the feathers is superb.

Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 9:30AM
A beautiful capture Gary
and a lovely pink
ones in Camargue, much paler!
Thats a stunner Gary so is the lens a keeper love the detail on this pic??
Jat_Riski 13 89 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 5:08PM
Great detailed shot, Gary & good luck with your Canon 400mm L f5.6 SmileSmile
luckybry 12 3 Scotland
2 Apr 2013 5:11PM
excellent Gary fantastic details
Billyray 13 70 3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 7:33PM
What a cracking shot Gary. Excellent detail and colour. A shot to be proud of and well worth getting cold for. Great quality from the 400mm.
Mike_Smith Plus
14 826 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 7:38PM
Cracking shot Gary, nice detail in it too. Mine was taken up at Washington tyne and wear at the wetland site. That is an awsome lens your getting there you only need to look at Brian65 birds to see that.
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 9:36PM
A beautiful sharp image,

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 10:43PM
Nicely isolated, Gary, with lovely detail throughout.
4 Apr 2013 11:24PM
Good reflection. Well shot SmileSmile
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 4:15PM
Incredible colours! Beautiful image... Grin

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