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Phoenicopterus minor

Phoenicopterus minor
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flamingoes, Birds of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-28 15:09
Viewed: 5365
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lesser Flamingo is a species in the flamingo family of birds which occurs in Africa (principally in the Great Rift Valley), across to Pakistan and northwest India. It is a very rare vagrant to southern Europe, with several records from Spain. Birds are occasionally reported from further north, but are generally considered to be escapes.
It is the smallest and most numerous flamingo, probably numbering up to two million individual birds. In Africa, where they are most numerous, the Lesser Flamingos breeds principally on the highly caustic Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. Like all flamingos, they lay a single chalky white egg on mounds they build of mud. Most of the plumage is pinkish white.
Chicks join creches soon after hatching, sometimes numbering over a hundred thousand individuals. The creches are marshalled by a few adult birds who lead them by foot to fresh water, a journey that can reach over 20 miles.

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This photo is taken in Lake Nakuru National Park, in Kenya.

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great capture, TFS Ori

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2008-02-28 22:08]

One bird in flight is difficult enough, you have a flock in ln fight, great capture,



Hi Ferran, I don't think I've ever seen a flock of flamingos before so this is a new experience for me. You definitely see a lot more colour in a shot like this as opposed to seeing them standing as a group in water. I like the layered effect here, with them almost seen as 3 different layers. The composition itself works very well , placing them on the back end right side of the frame, you've given them room to move. Very nicely done.

Thanks, John

Hola Ferran, preciosa i ben feta captura al vol d' aquets flamencs, jo potser hagués retallat la part inferior dels caps desenfocada, pero de totes maneres es un bon treball. Feliçitats! Carme.

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-02-29 5:38]
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Hola Ferran,
hermosos ejemplares! nunca habia visto un vuelo en bandada de tantos flamencos. La composición es muy buena, tal vez habria que cortar la parte de abajo que está fuera de foco, pero el resto de la foto es realmente genial. buen trabajo!
saludos y que tengas buen dia
gracias por compartir

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-02 5:17]

Hi Ferran,
Very nice inflight capture of this group. Colors, POV, composition and details look very good. TFS
Best wishes,


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-23 18:05]

Hi Ferran,
]what a magnificient shot.
These flying birds arereally beautiful and elegent.
The coloursa are spelendid and you depicted it very well.
It is not easy to shoot and for me to get there is quite not possible. Thanks for sharing.


Hi Ferran,
Impressive sharp image of the flamingos in flight as opposed to the blurred flamingo necks and heads on the bottom.Nicely contrasted, with warm colours well done and TFS.

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