Trainee croquet mallets

By mrswoolybill
These are juvenile flamingos. As everyone who knows their Alice in Wonderland will appreciate, flamingos have only one practical use, and that is as croquet mallets.
I was pleased with this one, the babies were in a nursery pen and the picture was taken with the lens pressed up against chicken wire.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Photo journalism Pets and captive animals Silly Sunday Humour and fun

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
6 Apr 2014 8:10AM
now where's that number for the RSPCA? WinkGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
6 Apr 2014 8:13AM
An excellent capture, Moira. Carol
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
6 Apr 2014 8:26AM
I always remember that was the one bit in Alice in Wonderland that I didn't like.

Albert
6 Apr 2014 8:30AM
GrinGrinGrin Brilliant
6 Apr 2014 8:53AM
Good ole wonderland.....
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
6 Apr 2014 8:59AM
Lovely image, Moira.

When I opened the thumbnail my early morning blurry eyes registered, birds, feathers and beaks and I needed another look in order to confirm it was your upload!Smile

Ken
6 Apr 2014 9:07AM
Smashing image Moira, I like the dof and comp' here. Nice detail and colour too.

John Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 9:28AM

Quote:now where's that number for the RSPCA?


Quote:I always remember that was the one bit in Alice in Wonderland that I didn't like.

I don't think the birdies are over impressed either. This lot looked as though they would put up a good fight.

Quote:When I opened the thumbnail my early morning blurry eyes registered, birds, feathers and beaks and I needed another look in order to confirm it was your upload!

I like to shock you occasionally... I have no interest in bird photography in the classic bird-on-stick, every-feather-pin-sharp, focus-on-the-eyes-or-be-forever-damned sense. (The obsession with pin-sharp feathers seems to be akin to only looking at a human portrait to see if the hair is sharp...) But I am interested in character, individuality, behaviour, life. Mainly in humans, but other creatures can do it to...
Cheers everyone,
Moira
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
6 Apr 2014 10:40AM
Lovely and fluffy. Never seen a youngster. Smile
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
6 Apr 2014 10:50AM
Excellent SmileSmileSmile.

Dave.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
6 Apr 2014 11:43AM
Very witty and beautifully photographed too!
Rende
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
6 Apr 2014 11:46AM
Very good study Moira.....and the pun.
Ron
CaroleS Plus
6 421 3 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 12:22PM
Yes! I cannot look at these birds without thinking Alice and Wonderland!
6 Apr 2014 12:54PM
I'm trying to picture them as a croquet mallet. It seems Sunday Silly alright. I must have missed parts of Alice in Wonderland. They are pinkless at the moment.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
6 Apr 2014 1:01PM
They do make excellent croquet mallets though, don't they?! Grin I'm with you Moira - birds on sticks are OK if they're doing something, not just sat there, and can be boring to us non-twitchers! Wink A great composition and capture here Smile
Trev Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 2:40PM
Great title for this image Moira, but were is AliceWinkSmileSmile

Cliff
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
6 Apr 2014 3:02PM
I always considered myself as the Mad Hatter character Moira,
but that will not surprise you I suppose !!
Mick.
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 5:56PM
Excellent image, Moira. Are these the ones at Washington?
Nigel
6 Apr 2014 5:57PM
I actually once played the Mad Hatter in a production of the tea party scene from "Alice" at my primary school. I recall that I was provided with an enormous top hat, (price 10/6d), and the tea was actually Dandelion & Burdock pop.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 6:12PM

Quote:I must have missed parts of Alice in Wonderland.

The proof.

Quote:I always considered myself as the Mad Hatter character Moira,


Quote:I actually once played the Mad Hatter in a production of the tea party scene from "Alice" at my primary school. I recall that I was provided with an enormous top hat, (price 10/6d), and the tea was actually Dandelion & Burdock pop.

We have a few Mad Hatters here.

Quote:Are these the ones at Washington?

Yep, I've given the precise Map location for their enclosure.

Quote:Great title for this image Moira, but where is Alice

Mad Alice was behind the camera.
Cheers folks,
Moira
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 8:41PM
I have to admit I am drawn mainly to wildlife but a variation is a welcome sight - we were told at camera club the other night by a well chosen judge, photography is not what it used to be! A little something extra is required in this day and age and manipulation, it seems is acceptable - I much prefer natural myself, I do very little to my photographs time being of the essence and I am not clever - yours Moira is a well composed image with good detail and a good bright eyeSmile
6 Apr 2014 9:02PM
Quality shot.
L
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
7 Apr 2014 4:11AM
Great compo and DOF, wonderful enough.
Super Moira...in tricky circumstances. Love the b/g colours and the fact that the blue tones with the bills.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Apr 2014 5:42PM
You've composed this shot so superbly Moira, flamingos are rarely co-operative when it comes to being photographed, they either have their heads tucked away under their wings or burried in the mud or they are huddled together in small groups which makes isolating inidviduals difficult!

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