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Pretty Flamingo

Pretty Flamingo
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Copyright: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III, Skylight
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flamingoes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-14 14:38
Viewed: 5184
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Length: 42 inches Wingspan: 55 inches
Sexes similar
Large, long-legged wader with a long neck
Pink legs and feet
Black primaries and secondaries
Holds neck extended in flight.

Dark pink plumage
Hooked, pink bill with black tip.

Pale pink and gray plumage
Hooked, light bill with black tip.

Similar species:
No other bird has a similar bill. Spoonbills are also long-legged pink wading birds but have long, spatulate bills and lack black in the flight feathers.

Taken in Marwell Zoological Park.

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Nice colours, I keep trying to get a good shot of just one isolated flamingo, but I guess it's still a work in progress! Incidentally next sunday, 23rd, Ephotozine are having a 'meet' at Marwell starting at 10 am...also the armur leopards have had a cub, though mum hasn't let it out at all yet, and the ocelots have apparently had a litter. Guess I'll be camped outside the leopard cage for a while now hoping for a glimpse.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-01-14 17:57]


A beautiful artistic picture with two main colors. Very good shot! I am surpised that you don't get more views and critiques. Maybe it is hard to v
iew all pictures and pick out the best onces. Well I did,



Very nice "gaggle" of flamingos! Lots of interesting poses. I just wish the legs in the foreground hadn't been "amputated". -Jenn

Michael, Great contrast/color. Alot going on here..a wee bit of visible noise haloing your flamingos. Overall a great post! TFS

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Nice shot, but a wee bit dark.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-16 14:42]

Excellent work here Michael. The colors really complement each other and I like the composition.

Well done and thanks for posting

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-17 22:42]

Michael, what a beautiful shot. Great moment with vivid colors. The contrast is really good.

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-02-22 17:37]

Very nice shot Michael, composition, colors are splendid and exposure is excellent. very well done. Very beautiful photo.

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