Flamingos in Camargue

There are pink flamingos everywhere in Camargue, in the south of France. Just hanging around most of the time. Not nearly as active as all the tourists …

Went to a “Parc Ornithologique” where it was a bit easier to get closer.
They really are impressive birds.

Whom is watching whom?

There is a lot one can think about bird parks. Mainly I think it’s a good idea that we meet. I’ll write more about this in an other blog post.

I also have a lot of thoughts about nature photography. What exactly does the three first picture of flamingos do with your relation to flamingos? A fun picture using the birds to create a pattern and maybe a laugh. A traditional picture that shows how the bird look like and some surroundings. And a backlight photo with glimmering water and reed creating a feeling that is only seen in the camera.

When I step into the role of a nature photographer I easily distance myself from being present with the living creatures I have in front of me. I create pictures out of them. Turn them into a flat square with all the lines and colors in the right place …

Nice cup of coffee while looking at the egrets.

Respect!

A wild one …

2 Responses to Flamingos in Camargue

  1. Anne-Grethe Holt November 15, 2011 at 20:51 #

    Den vilda framför hotellet var jättefin!

  2. Stina November 18, 2011 at 10:29 #

    Hej Anne-Grethe!
    Tack. Den är väldigt flamingoig ;-)
    Kram, Stina

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