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2 Algerian border
3 Kasbah Hotel Panorama
4 Big Merzouga dune
5 Merzouga seasonal lake
6 Algerian border
7 To Merzouga
9 Algerian border


Location: Merzouga lake (710 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Morocco      Date:
A row of flamingos, a "castle" and the dunes: there seem to be the elements to tell an interesting children's tale...

On the right side the full moon was rising, but I attempted in vain to align it with the bunch of birds. To be honest, when I had almost succeeded, they fled to a completely different location: these animals are not even minimally sensible to the photographer's exigencies.

On the left side, but on the opposite shore of the lake, stood a discrete group of zoom warriors, armed with an amount of gear ( that my bike panniers, however sturdily made in Germany, can only dream of. (I suspect that also my poor pockets made in Italy can even less dream of). But, however "poor" I was/am - and however poor is, actually, the quality that I was able to obtain - at least I managed to arrive, thanks to my bicycle, maybe ten times times closer to the subject...

Five horizontal images, zoom 70-300, 300 mm (x 1.5), 1/320 sec, f/10, ISO 100.


Aside this beautiful picture I realy loved your shot of the "zoom warriors" which seem however to be more avid bird watchers than flamingo paparazzi. I can only guess the nationality of the birders - naturally they sould be Britisch but they look more German. Can you comment?

Herzlichst Christoph
2013/07/06 07:01 , Christoph Seger
Their guide shouted commands in English, the typical one being:
"Look in direction X, there is bird Y. Anybody who lacks bird Y should turn the lens to direction X."

P.S.: instead of Paparazzi, they were photographic Papageni:
Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
Stets lustig, heißa, hopsasa!
2013/07/06 09:57 , Pedrotti Alberto
2013/07/06 10:43 , Jens Vischer
The birds are definitely British - it may not be long until the bus arrived Merzouga lake ;-)
2013/07/06 11:25 , Werner Schelberger
Model - flamingo 
Approximately one hundred flamingos were here Model - A masterpiece!
2013/07/06 17:01 , Rainer Ulm
Fantastic, how the birds line up. I was really sorry when the animated pano stopped...
2013/07/07 18:07 , Johannes Fischer
Structure, Colours, Birds: fantastic!
2013/07/08 23:28 , Peter Brandt
... the director doesn't call alfred hitchcock, its alberto pedrotti!

The film is not called "the birds", it's "the flamingo parade" ... ;-)!! Excellent Alberto! KG Hans-Jörg
2013/07/09 19:08 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
2013/07/09 20:35 , Danko Rihter
great landscape!!
2013/07/24 09:25 , Sj Jamali
2 Ruddy shelducks (Tadorna ferruginea) are swimming with the longshanks. They could well be pinpointed by a British birdtrip-boss in the way you describe it here:-) Probably some other sought-after-birds, like Passer simplex, were on this location as well. KR Jan.
2013/08/16 20:52 , Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen

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