When photographers think of pet photography they tend to imagine one of two possible groups of animals – the formal domestic pets or the wild animals. Before attempting to get started in pet photography of any kind (wild or domestic) it is important to a bit of study or research. The research for the domestic pet portrait is more observational and simply requires the photographer to visit the animal, or animals, home and allow them to get used to their equipment and their person. For example, if a few house cats are very comedic and seem to enjoy making their human housemates laugh, you will be able to observe this and figure out a few ways to get their humour on film.
Where wildlife is concerned, however, the observation process may not be so easy and can even necessitate the use of blinds or hiding places. Pets become part of the family so we should take every opportunity to capture the special moments and i’m sure their will be many. Get rid of your old desktop wallpapers with these free backgrounds and spread the word about this cool collection. The only flamingo that is known to inhabit parts of North America is the American flamingo, a beautiful and graceful creature that has been depicted in many forms, pictorially and in statuary. The American flamingo is a deeper pink in coloration than most other species of flamingo, largely due to its increased diet of beta-Carotene rich substances. Before they were called the American flamingo as a universal namesake, they were commonly known as the Rosy flamingo, because of the rich and deeper pink colorations around the plume and feathers.
While their namesake suggests that the American flamingos are present in the Americas, they are much more common in the Caribbean and islands surrounding the Southern Americas.
They are highly migratory birds that can travel hundred of miles across international bounds, and can travel in flocks of thousand flamingos.
They may even follow short paths to follow the all-important food, taking trips of one-hundred miles to move to take over a new location that is richer in shrimp and plankton. The American flamingo is a fairly social creature that will travel in huge flocks during migratory seasons.
Like most of the other flamingo species, the American flamingo will mate for life, mated pairs usually lasting until one of the pair dies, then some will pine until the other member of the pair dies. The American flamingos eating habits are probably the birds most interesting characteristic. Their diets are not very selective, and many different things have been found in the stomachs of dead American flamingos.
Their tongues are also an important mechanism for filtering the foods that they commonly eat, and is used to pump unused sediment and water from their mouths. The American flamingo is a monogamous creature, meaning the bird chooses one mate during its lifetime, and sticks with it until death.
The mating process is complex ritual, involving a dance like maneuver that includes lots of wing flapping and noise making.
There is no set time of year that the mating will occur, though it is most common after the rainy season.


Chicks are reared for the first days, during which time; they create their own social orders known as creches.
Students and teachers are allowed to use this information for school projects and homework. For this discussion we will take a quick look at each style and consider how to get the best effects. For example, if you plan to find the nesting area of some Great Horned Owls and wait for them to emerge at dusk, you might also need to know their general habits, whether or not they are hostile, and how they might react to your presence. This is an ideal way to also learn a bit about an animal’s personality which can then be captured in the photographs taken.
If, however, an animal is more serious and dignified you will quickly discover this as well, and your time spent in observation can allow you to mentally prepare your camera for the best shots.
When you do locate the position you will use for your photographic sessions, you will want to remember to put your camera into silent mode and disable the flash unit. You may want to reconsider this because there are few animals whose eyes do not reflect the light back at the sensor, and this can often ruin the quality of the image. Consider that you will probably use a slower telephoto lens that with the camera mounted on a tripod to prevent shake, and without the flash the shutter speed may be too slow. She teaches enthusiast photographers how to take beautiful, professional photos in easy, plain English.
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They are the most commonly depicted flamingos, and have been a mainstay in popular culture here in America for centuries. While they are the largest flamingos found in America, they are slightly smaller than the great flamingos. While some can be seen in the Florida areas, these are largely considered escapees from zoos or those lost in huge migratory flocks.
The exact migratory patterns are mostly unknown, but it is speculated that they need to stay in fairly warm climates, as they tend to move during the colder months. These flamingos can be extremely territorial when choosing an area to feed, and will sometimes even fight aggressively over feeding grounds. While the pinning is less common than with other species of birds, it still happens occasionally.
They use their large feet to stir the sediments at the bottom of their chosen water source. Anything from bacteria, plankton, underwater plants, vertebrate and invertebrate animal life, and even mollusks and fish have been found in their stomachs. The flamingo actually feeds with its head upside down, when underwater, an unparalleled evolutionary achievement.
They may pine over the death of their mate, but may also choose a new one after the first mate’s death, depending on the disposition of the bird.


The female will only lay one egg during mating, and both parents will stick around to incubate it.
Additionally, your research might make it much easier to locate the birds in the first place and to stake out a better spot to photograph them.
Additionally, you may permanently “spook” an animal from the area by blasting them with a flash unexpectedly.
If you absolutely must add a flash to your gear you may want to add a flash extender which projects the light in a bit of a diffused and less startling manner. She has a monthly photography emagazine and ebooks to help you create stunning images every time. Standing at about forty-seven inches, they are tall enough to stand above the surface of the waters in which they hunt. They most commonly inhabit lagoons, lakes, and mudflats, that while deeper than most areas, are still pretty shallow water sources. This is uncommon however, as the most common form of territorial fighting is called “bill fencing”, where the flamingos will bash beaks together until one or the other becomes too tired to continue, and leaves.
Because of the long necks, and the fatigue associated with holding up such a long and slender neck, the American flamingo will lay its head on the body when sleeping.
They then use their beaks to scoop up the stirred sediment and plankton, using their filtered beaks to choose the food they need and separate it from water and the stirred up dust and rocks.
Their coloration comes from their dietary choices, and flamingos kept in captivity are not likely to have the same colors as birds in the wild. Only the fully mature males can take part in the actual ritual, but the younger birds will generally stand by to watch the ritual.
If you absolutely must have additional light, you will want to try to use ambient lighting and camera settings whenever possible. The beak of the American flamingo is scooped strongly to aid in the deeper feeding process. Before this event occurs, a complex ritual of determining who is the biggest, by expanding plumes and wings to make them seem larger, and determine which is the strongest. Both parents create mud nests with their beaks and feet, usually creating moat-like areas around them for added protection against predators.
Their legs are a lighter pink than the rest of the body, but the beta-Carotene coloration is still evident even there.



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