I have been having trouble making a decision on what image to post for this month because I have shot a ton of images this fall and have liked so many. Once I downloaded the images that I shot from the Denver Zoo for a yearlong project that I started last weekend, the decision came to me with this image. For the most part last Saturday was a cloudy day in Denver, but right at the moment when the sun was setting and the zoo was closing I was able to photograph at the flamingo pond and walked away with a bunch of unbelievable images within a few minutes. This is one of my favorites for the color and the focus on the eye of a single flamingo within the group. I had such a good weekend there that I can’t wait to return. What most photographers don’t realize is the their local zoo is a great place to get close both native and foreign wildlife. It is a great place to practice capturing the movements and behaviors of animals, not to mention a great place to add to your stock collection of animals that might take you years to photograph in the wild due to location and expense. Hmmm, the gears in the brain are turning…I shot this image with a Canon 5D, 70-200mm f2.8 AF IS lens, 2x teleconverter, handheld. It was imported and initially mastered in Adobe Lightroom, then finalized in Adobe Photoshop CS3, and uploaded to the web using Adobe Dreamweaver CS3. New to this and future months, I have opened comments for the Photo of the Month.