Friday, August 06, 2010

Beautiful Bermuda Flamingos

I really love Flamingos but every time I have seen them at the Bronx Zoo, I've not been able to get any really good photos.....not yet anyway but I'll keep trying.

Flamingos remind me of my favorite season....summer. When we were in Bermuda, we went to a zoo/aquarium that was jam packed with lots to see.

First we took a ferry from where our boat was docked to the city of Hamilton, from there we road by bus to the zoo. While small, the zoo and aquarium were beautiful and of course, they had lovely views of the ocean as well but I don't mean to get off subject.....I was excited to see such a large number of Flamingos in one place and Chris and I had the perfect spot to sit and watch them and of course, take lots of photos.

I moved out of the prime viewing spot only once to let other people have a look and then I was right back in my photo shooting position once they had left. I was able to take quite a lot of pictures but it was a bit challenging at times due to the constant movement of the group.

I tried to watch and get a lot of different shots as heads went up, down, in the water etc.... It was a lovely afternoon, hotter then blazes but lovely and it was wonderful to find so many of these beautiful birds in one spot.

Below is a pretty Flamingo plaque that my artist friend Jo hand painted and was kind enough to share with me so I could include it in my post. She is just getting a new website up and running and putting quite a lot of work into it and her artwork as well, so I hope you will visit her over at: http://www.neereandearcreations.com/ .

I hope you've enjoyed some of the photos of these beautiful birds.

6 comments:

NeereAnDear said...

Ruth,

Fantastic post !!... How lucky you were to get such great pictures ... I love the groupings of the birds... their coloring is so beautiful ....

I found quite a few photos that I want to paint... cant wait to get started and put them in my Peachy Beachy category on the website...

Thank you for giving me and my website a heads up... I do hope everyone likes it..

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth

I've never seen a Pink Flamingo in real life! Your photos are beautiful

I love Jo's Pink Flamingo painting! I've just visited her newly stocked website....oh goodness!!, lots of beauties to be found over there, that's for sure!

Great post!!

Kath' said...

I just clicked to follow your blog. I love it. Its adorable. I think you showed us some awesome pictures of the flamingo's.. I really enjoyed their beauty. Kath' from www.lilbitoldlilbitnew.blogspot.com

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
WOW what great pics of the flamingos. They are such gorgeous creatures and beautiful. We saw some Herron on our vacation, but they do not have the pretty coloring that the flamingo has.

Your friends painting is lovely. I wish her all the best with her new site.

Thank you for stopping by Ruth. I am back in the studio this week and enjoying it so much.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! I have never seen a flamingo up close! They are so beautiful! Maybe one day I'll see one in Florida! ♥

Nancy Medina said...

Ruth I love flamingos too but I think your photos really did them justice! I've never seen the black tips on the wings like that. Wonderful! xox