Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: January 8, 2018

Immature Chilean Flamingo resting

Chillin' Chilean

by Sange

This a one of a kind at our local Gardens. An Immature Chilean Flamingo.
My Shadow (Eileen 0204) went on a dark/Cloudy day to test out our new cameras with low light situations.
I zoomed in tight as he tucked in for an afternoon nap.
When Flamingos hatch they are all grey.
The bird's digestive system extracts pigment from carotenoid-containing food and it eventually dissolves in fats. The fats are then deposited in new feathers as they grow and the flamingo's color slowly shifts to pink.

All manual settings/handheld/Kelvin Scale for white balance Control and low light shooting.


Post Type Photography Mixed Media Minor
Crop, slight vignette



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