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