By Lee Ann Munster
Lee Ann is from Maragate, Florida and recently received her degree in Education. Lee Ann is an amateur photographer who got her first 35mm camera at the age of 12 and her first digital camera at 17. She enjoys all types of photography, but has affection for capturing natural landscapes and wildlife.
You can see more of Lee Ann’s photography on her Flickr page.
The subject of this photo is an American Flamingo. It was taken in December of 2010 at Flamingo Gardens and Wildlife Sanctuary in Davie, Florida. The Sanctuary is home to several different species of birds.
The flamingo first caught my eye when it began to dip its head into the water to take a bath. As I continued watching the flamingo, it paused for a moment. That’s when I snapped this picture. What I love most about this particular shot is the beads of water on the Flamingo’s head and neck. This photo is in its original form as there have been no enhancements or edits made.
I used the Panasonic Lumix FZ35, on the automatic intelligence setting. The camera has an 18x zoom; however, I didn’t utilize its full zoom capacity to capture the flamingo.