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American Flamingo

Posted by Ray Robles on March 12, 2015 at 2:28 pm
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Had a rare opportunity to photograph a few Flamingos on our Island.

There have been a flock of 9 Flamingos on our Island since early Nov last year. Getting close to them was next to impossible. They have been in the same pond since arriving, but always very far away. Flamingos are rare here and we usually just get one in this same pond every year. These birds flew in during a storm in which 3 others died after hitting a power line. One had a band on the leg, which was used to indetify where they came from. It turns out to be they are first-year Flamingos born in Yucatan, Mexico. Finally after going to the pond weekend after weekend, they got close and then even more close when we sat by the edge of the pond to photograph them.

Grand Cayman Island

D750 | 300mm f2.8 w/ 2x TC | f/5.6 | 1/1000s | ISO 250