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Pretty Flamingo... by cricketumpire Pretty Flamingo... by cricketumpire

                        On our block all of the guys call her flamingo
                        'Cause her hair glows like the sun
                        And her eyes can light the skies
                        When she moves she walks so fine like a flamingo
                        Crimson dress that clings so tight
                        She's out of reach and out of sight
                        When she walks by, she brightens up the neighbourhood
                        Oh, every guy would make her his if he just could
                        If she just would

                        Some sweet day, I'll make her mine, pretty flamingo
                        Then every guy will envy me
                        'Cause paradise is where I'll be

                        Pretty flamingo
                        Pretty flamingo
                        When she walks by she brightens up the neighbourhood
                        Oh, every guy would make her his if he just could, ha
                        If she just would

                        Some sweet day, I'll make her mine, pretty flamingo
                        Then every guy will envy me
                        'Cause paradise is where I'll be
                        Songwriter:  Mark Barkan         Group:  Manfred Mann – Pretty Flamingo Lyrics       Flamingo Emote 

                        {Worth Googling if you don't remember the 1960s}
   

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:icontanithlipsky:
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
 this is cool!:D
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Ice cool!    :cold: 
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DreaminqHeart Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the way the reflection looks in this! <3
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It was beautiful I thought...  :love: 
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BricksandStones Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
Wonderful image - I like the how it shows both Flamingo and its reflection in the water - thank you for sharing!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for that positive comment my friend...   :thumbsup:
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Aurora-Alley Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist
yaaay, I love flamingos!!

Flamingo moonwalking in circlesFlamingo moonwalking in circlesFlamingo moonwalking in circlesFlamingo moonwalking in circlesFlamingo moonwalking in circles

Flamingo army has arrived 
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
As you prove here, such graceful birds   Flamingo running on water 
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Aurora-Alley Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist
did you know that some flamingos can live over 50 years?  Flamingo sunset flight

and if an adult flamingo is white instead of pink, it usually means they're malnourished...  Flamingo running on water 
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I did know about the diet thing but not the age. I'd not thought about that but would have guessed a few years, maybe ten at the most  :confused: 
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Tatgoat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
A truly wonderful bird  -  I'm fascinated by the way it eats 'upside down'       ABM: Blowing a Kiss (Animated Icon) 
  
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Tatgoat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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LE0PATRA Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Turns head as you suggested... Oh yeah, you're right! It looks like the flamingo is coming out of the water... or a croquet game is in progress! :giggle:

Keep on keepin' on! :salute:
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
No hedgehogs - so it couldn't be a Wonderland croquet game  :lol:
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Ghostface317 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Whenever I look at pictures like this, I can't help but wondering what they're thinking!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
                                                                                                                                                                                           Thought bubble (1of2 - Left side) - Icon GIFThought bubble (2of2 - Right side) - Icon GIF 
I should run one of those reader involvement things newspapers do and ask deviants to submit a thought for the bubble   Flamingo Emote 
  
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AwkwardMassEffectFan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Beautiful :)
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you my friend...  :lol:
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TopCat20 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Shot!
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, thank you so much...  glad you enjoyed the moment     :highfive:
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TopCat20 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I like youre gallery ill be youre watcher ^^
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You'd be very welcome...   :thumbsup:
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TopCat20 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Wink/Razz 
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FlamewolfTheWhite Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! When I saw the thumbnail I thought this was a painting :,D
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It fascinates me that artists paint with such skill that you have to look three times to see if it is a painting or not and photographers use photoshop to 'distort' their images to look like paintings. It's a funny old world...    :lol:
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FlamewolfTheWhite Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True : D
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ProfessionalRandom Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Student General Artist
this photo is lovely
kinda looks like its bleeding from the eyes
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Not thought of that - I guess the dark shading prevents dazzling reflections off the feathers, a bit like American footballers use black paint
 
on their faces to lessen reflected glare from floodlights     Mascara
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ProfessionalRandom Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Student General Artist
That's cool! thanks for telling me that
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
...       :thumbsup::heart:
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KarRedRoses Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Professional Artist
Pretty and so piiiiink! Good song Music Note Bullet (Pink) - F2U 
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
One of my old favourites - always good to hear it on the radio    Retro Boombox Emote 
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Ambruno Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Pleased you like it...   :huggle:
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Ambruno Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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Bski81 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Lovely photo
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the compliment...    Tard wow 
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EmMelody Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017   Photographer
He's so pink! :D Apparently the colour of their feathers is determined by what they eat! It does make you wonder whether you could change that if you dyed their food... ;) Great photo! :D
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
                                                                                                                                                                                       Thought bubble (1of2 - Left side) - Icon GIFRainbow Sheep Icon 2Thought bubble (2of2 - Right side) - Icon GIF
I think it's only blue-green algae that works but if you did use coloured food dyes  Wow!  Apparently it works with sheep    :painter: revision    
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ravemaster20 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i think they are amazing i think i saw them when i went to the zoo ounce but tiss a distant memory 
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
They're worth another look, they're colourful, beautiful and graceful birds, especially in groups   :flamingo:Flamingo EmoteFlamingo EmoteFlamingo EmoteFlamingo Emote   
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Elizabeth-Mary17 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember my sister being chased by a flamingo when we were in Florida. She was about 7 and a lot smaller than the bird.
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoops - could that have had an injurious rather than scary outcome at that age...     :flamingo::scared: 
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Elizabeth-Mary17 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Dad shooed the bird away.
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Aah, Dad to the rescue - nice one    Rest fella ( Works ) 
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Chimichinga456 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Sweet there are Flamingo's in Africa.
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Google tells me there are four species of flamingo in the Americas and two in the old world   :study: 
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Sandra1993S Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think pink is my favorite color today.:)
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Good choice...    glad to have helped you decide    :lol:
   
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