Saturday, February 26, 2011

Why are Flamingos Pink?

I received a forwarded e-mail about eating too much carrots will turn your skin orange. That reminds me of why flamingos have their pinkish or redish in color. Just because of what they eat, the beta-carotene that is also available in carrots. Now, I remember the French phrase:

"You are What You Eat"
"Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es."
[Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are].


11 comments:

Karen said...

A wonderful capture.

Sylvia K said...

Well, whatever the reason, I love flamingos and their pink color and your photo is superb, Lani, as always! Hope you have a delightful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

'Tsuki said...

Nice reflection... And lovely post on the subject... Thanks, Lani, to share it with us !

arabesque said...

that's a nice quote and a stunning foto. ^0^
shot in a park somewhere in Taipei?

Clytie said...

I have also heard that flamingos are pink due to what they eat.

What a beautiful reflections shot you have here, Lani! How wonderful to have seen these in person, something I have never done!

EG Wow said...

Very cool. Lani! Yep, their colour is from what they eat. :)

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! I'm a roast beef sandwich...

LauraX said...

awesome photo Lani!

ρομπερτ said...

beautiful !

please have a good weekend.

daily athens

Nature Rambles said...

Beautiful capture!!

forgetmenot said...

Great shot-- Love the reflections of the birds. Somebody needs to toss them some carrots!!! Mickie

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