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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.

Adult:
Dark pink plumage
Hooked, pink bill with black tip.

Immature:
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]

Michael,

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,

Thank,

Hendrik

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

Composition: ***
Sharpness: ***
Color: ***
DOF: **
POV: ***

Nice shot, but a wee bit dark.
TFS.

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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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