Thursday, May 12, 2011

Judy in the Jungle

The residents of Jungle Gardens just know when humans appear they will have paid 3.25 for a small bag of food.....  they JUST KNOW! '

 put a little in the hand and they will eat and eat and eat....flamingo's, ducks and swans and fish and turtle, but that is tomorrows story.
 Look at the flamingo head, they turn their heads upside down to swallow, they scoff up by laying the beak sideways in our hands and boy does it feel funny. then they do the upside down pretzel swallow thingy
 Squawk! Judy, hand it over, where's the food??? Sorry, it is all gone, no matter how much you stare into my eyes buddy
 No, not until I get your photo, smile pretty
 Well, the flamingo did not smile, but Judy did and so did I safely BEHIND the camera
Flamingo is thinking"what is this snapping thing? where's the food?"

15 comments:

The Retired One said...

Love the pictures of YOU taking the pictures...how funny! I would be just like you for sure if I would have been there! LOL

Nat said...

Looks like a fun day out and a photographers' paradise :-) Your pics of the flamingoes are gorgeous!

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

I have never done that. Maybe because I don't live where there are swans like that. I don't even think we have those at the zoo here. When I was in Florida at Bush Gardens many years ago, I saw them in the lake there free as .....well .... birds. They were so pretty with all the scenery around them.

srp said...

I guess the underwing is black so that when they do fly they don't stick out like sore thumbs... although from above they would look like a fluffy pink blanket, if flying in a large group.

gigi said...

What fun! Love their little faces and beautiful colors!

Mama-Bug said...

Priceless Sandra! Bet it was fun being close to these beautiful birds.

Remington said...

Black under the wings....that is cool! Love these posts! Without you I would know nothing about these pretty birdies....

George said...

I've never noticed how flamingos eat and swallow there food (plastic flamingos do neither). Your photos are excellent. It's just too bad the flamingo wouldn't smile for Judy.

Chatty Crone said...

Who knew that their underwing was black? Awesome! Is that your friend who went with you - pretty friend.

Judy said...

That flamingo (tagged as #12) got a belly full of food from me. I was his best friend.

I can tell that you used older photos to get the black underside of the wing because the flamingos were pinker than they were on Mothers' Day!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow, he looks so friendly.

love your pictures of the flamingos, thanks so much for sharing, Sandra.
those two from the bottom are really stunning! so atmospheric! literally wow!

betty

Picturit said...

Smile for the Birdy ! Great set Sandra

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Interesting how the flamingos eat and swallow... I didn't know that. Love the pictures of Judy--but would rather have seen pictures of Sandra feeding the flamingos.....

Who knew the underside of them is BLACK???? Wow...
Hugs,
Betsy

Ann said...

How amazing that they eat right out of your hand like that. Crazy the way they swallow too. You sure did get some great shots and I bet that was so much fun

diane b said...

Great photo story.