I took this photo at the Akron Zoo during a visit with my granddaughters.  As long-time visitors to Life in the Bogs may or may not recall, I am a fan of the flamingo.  I like all birds, but the flamingo is one of my favorites.  (If one were to do a search of my blog for flamingo, one would like find a couple of posts about them.)

See how the sacred old flamingoes come,
Painting with shadow all the marble steps:
Aged and wise, they seek their wonted perches,
Within the temple, devious walking, made
To wander by their melancholy minds.

~ William Butler Yeats

I’m taking the day off from blogging today.  Just because.  I’ll be back live and in person tomorrow.  Maybe.  😀

25 Comments on “Flamingo”

  1. Bo Mackison says:

    Wow, robin I so love this flamingo. Love the composition, the color, and I do so love flamingoes, too.

  2. How great that you are beginning to allow yourself some breaks from blogging. See you tomorrow–maybe——————

  3. milkayphoto says:

    I love flamingos…they are just so elegant. and pink. let’s not forget pink. 🙂

  4. Malou Prestado says:

    lovely capture!

  5. Pat Bean says:

    Wow! Great flamingo photo.

  6. David Hall says:

    Excellent composition, beautiful colours and the love the contrast between subject and background.

  7. Chloe says:

    stunning photo

    Merry Christmas & all the best for 2012 xx

  8. carlaat says:

    We have a whole flock in the back yard. Made by Don Featherstone. He’s the best flamingo guy, I think. Thanks for sharing and hope you’re enjoying the day!

  9. ceceliafutch says:

    How very beautiful! Enjoy your day off, and I’ll enjoy the flamingo. 🙂

  10. Dana says:

    Nice to see you taking intentional breaks from the blog– I fully support it! See you… whenever. 😉

  11. Absolutely beautiful!

  12. Enjoy your day off… 😀

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  14. TBM says:

    They are beautiful. Enjoy your day off!

  15. Skip220 says:

    A fantastic bird and a fantastic photo, Robin. Enjoy your day off.

  16. This pix and verse will hold us until your return. Nice selection

  17. Pattu says:

    First time, I saw a photograph of orange coloured birds. Beautiful. Thanks.

  18. tedgriffith says:

    Beautiful!! Hope you had a wonderful day. 🙂

  19. Ronja says:

    Wonderful picture! 🙂

  20. Robin says:

    Thank you so much everyone. 🙂

  21. jane tims says:

    If you look at his eye, he does look melancholy! jane

    • Robin says:

      I agree, Jane. I never know if the zoo animals actually feel that way or if I’m projecting that image on them. I have such mixed feelings about zoos.

  22. eof737 says:

    That flamingo looks majestic… 😉

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