Friday, July 3, 2009

Bend Over Let Me See You Shake a Tailfeather






Back in May, the STAIR tutors took their students to the Birmingham Zoo as an end of the year field trip.  I found these flamingoes to be great subjects.  They came very close to the fence and then did a little tail feather shaking for us! 

* I checked out Amir's Tehran Daily Photo blog today. He has posted a short message for us. You might want to read it. What a blessing to have him home safely and able to correspond with us again!

I don't know about you, but I LOVE Dan and John as the Blues Brothers. Sing it brothers!!!!

16 comments:

Olivier said...

les flamands roses me font penser a des danseurs. Merci pour la vidéo des Blues brother, cela réveille bien.
Bon Weekend du 4 Juillet
the pink Flemish make me think has dancers. Thank you for the video of the Blues to brother, it awakens well. Good Weekend of July 4th

Char said...

beautiful shots - I love the flamingoes too - I really love the shading of the black feathers.

Jilly said...

Flamingos are fascinating. I remember seeing a flock of them in the Singapore Bird park. The colours - your shots - just beautiful.

B SQUARED said...

I've only seen these guys fly once. It is beautiful to behold.

Thérèse said...

Do you think they sometimes dream about a hair color makeover? Yellow for example...

Virginia said...

Thérèse,
Actually I saw some ladies in Paris whose hair color could rival these guys! HA

altadenahiker said...

Hah! Someone's in a good mood today.

Bob Crowe said...

The first picture is almost abstract, great composition. The, um, portrait is, ah, penetrating. And your header photo is fabulous.

In NJ now at little sis'. Finally get to sit still for a bit.

Tom said...

The Blues Brothers is one of my favourite films.. and my sons as well... Apart from all the police chases that they liked it introduced them to some great music and songs... Love the image...

JM said...

The flamingo on the 1st shot was just posing for you, V.! Amazing colours and textures!
I still have a lot of flamingo feathers I collected at Lake Bogoria, in Kenya, where there is a huge colony of these birds. It's a breathtaking view, but not so much for the smell... LOL!

Jacob said...

We have lots of flamingos in Florida but I don't think I've ever been able to photograph them as well as you have!

Truly beautiful birds. A little haughty, though.

Happy 4th!

Virginia said...

Jacob,
Yes, the second shot shows a little attitude I think!

JM,
Ewwww. Never thought about that. Do you have photos somewhere of the flamingoes?

Tom,
Always glad you enjoy the tunes!

BTW, I thought I might be the one misspelling the plural of flamingo. The dictionary says we are all correct- flamingos OR flamingoes. Whew!

marley said...

Very pretty in pink. Love the detail of the second photo.

cieldequimper said...

The first one is amazing. Happy 4th of July!

Anonymous said...

your granddaughters would love a trip to the zoo with you as well-

Babooshka said...

Rawhide. I cannot watch that bit without falling off the chair. Reminds me so much of here.