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Blue Flamingo Is it Real?

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posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 07:15 AM
help i cant figure out weather this is a real animal or not, i have never heard of a blue flamingo before, so can anyone shead some light on this for me?

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[edit on 28-8-2006 by krax]

posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 07:22 AM
All Flamingos are coloured by the food and minerals they ingest.


posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 08:10 AM
I'd say that's not a flamingo or an altered image.

Only specific red chemical compounds will color Flamingoes. This means that you can't turn a Flamingo blue by feeding it blue colored food. At the zoo we add a product called Roxanthin Red to their food. This is what gives Flamingoes their bright "Pink" color.


[edit on 8/28/2006 by Cug]

posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 08:12 AM
thanks thats really helpful, i came across that image extremly confused, thanks for clearing it up for me.

posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 10:27 AM
It just looks like a negated picture of a normal Flamingo

posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 06:31 AM
I believe it is a photoshop too.

posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 10:12 PM
Pink flamingos are pink because they eat pink shrimp. Is there such a think as blue shrimp? maybe, maybe not? Arnt some crawdads blue? It could have ate anything blue. It could even be from a mineral in the water. My sinks and tubs get blue spots and streaks in them. Very much like that blue. though its impossible to tell how the alike the blue colors are.

I'm not saying I think its real. I'm just saying...

[edit on 29-8-2006 by MudCloud]

posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 10:21 PM

Originally posted by MudCloud
Pink flamingos are pink because they eat pink shrimp.

[edit on 29-8-2006 by MudCloud]

thats exactly was i was about to say.

what is someone just died its blue an said it was new?

they do it with chicks, they dye them pink,purple an other colors during easter

posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 10:43 PM
Well, in all honesty, shrimp aren't really pink until cooked. They are a mottled grey-blue-green. It's the chemical proccess of cooking/digesting that turns them pink.

For blue: eating food dye or applying it to the feathers. Another idea is misprocessed food, leading to odd colors.

This is photoshopped:

Yellow & fake:

But lesser flamingoes, while still turning pink, do have some slate grey (a bluish tone) to their wings:

posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 10:56 PM
It's an inverted image. If you invert again you will see a blue sky and a pink flamingo. Nice play on colors though.

posted on Aug, 31 2006 @ 07:43 AM
The only blue flamingos that I could find where from photo shopped photos from sites such as


although a flamingo can be an off gray such as the one found here at

and baby flamingos can be gray

but that’s about it. I’m not sure if that made any new statements or ideas, but it helped further confirm what has already been said.

posted on Aug, 31 2006 @ 07:46 AM
In my opinion, its a photoshop fake.
You can see blue pixels floating space, between the bottom of the neck and the body, a bit of a giveaway really

posted on Sep, 1 2006 @ 04:45 PM
I can do a better Photoshopping job than that, ahah. But anyway, look through the comments!

"Beautiful PShopping!"
"Wouldn't it be great if they were like this...oh maybe they are...
beautifully done Dave..."

Teehee. I thought it was pretty obvious that he photoshopped it. Oh well.

posted on Sep, 3 2006 @ 08:14 PM
You got this reply, but it's the minerals. If Korea has crabs, it could've just eaten it. (Like a Blue Crab) I don't know who would spend the time to alter an image that detailed, but. Yeah, probably food.

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