Rincorsa e decollo del fenicottero rosa

  • Domenico Ruiu
  • 2013
  • Inv. No. 28.14.06
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Animali, Movimento
Size M
48x70cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
48x70cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
48x70cm Dimensions
Inkjet Pigmented Print on Hahenemuhle Photorag Ultra Smooth paper Technique
Knife frame Mounting
 
Size L
66x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
66x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

Pink flamingos are migratory birds that arrive in Sardinia, where the photographer took the picture, to winter or nest. Their colour, shown in such a bright and vivid way, is due to the fact that when they become adults, they feed on small crustaceans rich in a red pigment that, once assimilated, is manifested in the feathers. In fact, their scientific name, Phoenicopterus, comes from the Greek phoinikópteros, meaning “purple wing”. The photograph portrays the flamingo just as it decides to fly off, so it goes from being motionless, sitting in the pond on one leg, to a dynamic position, in which running gives it the thrust it needs to soar, its wings outspread.
Domenico Ruiu has always had a strong relationship with the Sardinian fauna, which is the main subject of his photographic production. His artistic research focuses on the animal world, especially on endangered birds of prey which Ruiu usually hunts with his camera around Italy, France, Spain, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Algeria and Alaska. In Sardinia, he was featured in many exhibitions, which he himself sometimes curated. In 2012, he held a solo show in the province of Nuoro - Ali sul fiume (Winds on the River) - which was followed by a book of the same name, published by Fabula in 2013. Domenico Ruiu regularly collaborates with publishers and public institutions to create photography books centred on the natural world. In the last 35 years, his work has been featured in the pages of the most important nature magazines and has also been the subject of three short movies filmed and produced by GEO Magazine. In 2014, Ruiu was given an honorary degree in Environmental and Forest Sciences by the Department of Agricolture of the Università di Sassari, and in 2015 he was awarded the Premio Le Gru at the Etna Photo Meeting.