Saturday, 21 January 2012
Camera Critters: Caribbean Flamingo @ Flamingo Gardens, Florida
Because my sister and I had a late afternoon flight back home, we decided to take a post cruise tour of the Everglades and the Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida.
This sweet flamingo came close to us to eat some nibbles being offered by a fellow passenger on the tour.
This special sanctuary in the district of Davie in Florida, brings in birds and other species that have been hurt by either man or other animals and when they recover, they are released back into the wild. If somehow the owners cannot do this, then any offspring born will be released.
This species is a Caribbean Flamingo and his bright scarlet plumage is from the Vitamin A rich shellfish and other food given to him. In the wilds, Flamingo feed on Algae and Algae rich shellfish which characterises its pink plumage. In the sanctuary they slightly over-do their diet, hence the scarlet colouring.
Also posted for Weekend Reflections.
I currently own a Nikon D5100 DSLR with the following lenses:
Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 VR G ED
Nikkor AF-S 50mm f1.8 G ED
I shoot in RAW format and edit the images in either Photoshop CS6 or Lightroom 5.