Friday, 28 October 2011

Greater Flamingos on Oroklini Marsh Larnaca















































I have just returned from 2 weeks holiday in Cyprus so will catch up with the blogs over the weekend. It was a lovely holiday weather very warm and I managed to see a wide variety of birds some on migration and others native to the Island. As it was foremost a family holiday photographic opportunites had to be fitted in around family visits and sitting on a lovely sandy beach with occasional swims in the sea[the hardship?]. At times it was quite fustrating in terms of wildlife photography as I found that too many shots had to be taken facing into the sun, however I can't really complain. To try to overcome this I tried to get up at sunrise to take some images and take advantage of the early morning light. These images were taken at Orklini Marsh near Larnaca about 2 miles from where we stayed. These were the only two Greater Flamingos on this lake. Usually thousands of Flamingos descend on Akrotiri Salt Lake and Larnaca Salt lake between late October and March however both lakes had very low levels of water if any at all and the Flamingos for the most part had still not arrived on the island when I left this week.

7 comments:

  1. Great pictures Anthony.....nice shots.

    greetings, Joop

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  2. These are stunning Anthony,looks like you had a great trip,love the third image,we both love Cyprus,the birds always look fresh,yes the Sun does at times seem to be in the wrong place.
    Glad to have you back.
    John.

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  3. Stunning shots! They are very majestic.

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  4. P.S. I should have mentioned that your Header is fabulous!!

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  5. Brilliant set Anthony! ...it really is a beautiful bird.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  6. What stunning shots, Anthony. How different from a grey autumn in Britain!

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  7. Brilliant images of Greater Flamingos. Nice to see you after your holiday.

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