Hey, were sleeping here!

One of the first things you come across when entering Zoo Atlanta are the flamingos.  Of course, that means everyone seems to stop here and crowd around.  As a result, we passed this up on entry and went further back where not as many people were.  I had to stop on the way back to get a little of the amazing colors and beautiful feathers.

It was rather challenging trying to get a good shot here.  The crowd was still milling around and the birds were doing one of two things.  Many of them were doing the iconic flamingo pose – standing on one leg with the head tucked down.  The rest seemed to be walking in circles.  I would try to focus on one that was moving and another would cross in front.  Then they would change direction and I had to start over.

In this shot, there was only one moving around and he gave me an annoyed look and shook his head seeming to say, Can’t you see I don’t want my picture taken?  Well, I think that added to the interest of the scene.

Zoo Atlanta

Nikon D7100
Sirui P-204S Monopod
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
150mm @ f/5 –  1/400 sec – ISO 800

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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