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Phoenicopterus ruber roseus - Filamingo

Phoenicopterus ruber roseus - Filamingo
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): aquatic birds!, Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-16 16:41
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After Kozanlı Lake (Konya: Kulu) which mentioned former post, we arrived Kulu Town and then Kulu Lake. Phoenicopterus ruber roseus - Filamingo [TR], Great Flamingo, Flaman [EN] (PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: PHOENICOPTERIDAE) were common here. Their number was one thousand at least.

I noted some information about these birds in my previous shot (photo). Additionally, they specialized on small animals, mostly Artemia salina (CRUSTACEA) and therefore, they filtre muddy surface under water, with pectened beak. This crustacean species live in highly salted water and they give to flamans their pink/rose colors.

Thanks for visiting, best wishes.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-16 16:57]

Hi Ahmet,

I cannot imagine seeing a thousand of these beautiful Flamingos. This picture of so many of them drinking at one time is wonderful. Strange to see just one standing up straight and not partaking. Wonderful colors, details, and composition.


Hello Ahmet,
The subdued light has enabled you to get a very good exposure of these Flamingo and really bring out the colour well.
It must be awesome to see so many in one place.
Cheers & TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-16 21:45]

Merhaba Dostum Ahmet,
A fine capture of P. ruber roseus taken from a fine low POV to show a forest of legs and necks as this group is feeding in the shallow water. The one with the head up is great in this composition and takes away any feeling of abstraction in this image.
Tebrikler ve tesekkürler,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-16 21:55]

Hello Ahmet
Wonderful photo. Nice scene and beautiful colors.

Hi Ahmet,

Bravo! This is a splendid photo of these stunning birds. Well cpatured and composed. Tfs.


amazing pinks! TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-17 1:17]

Hello Ahmet,
Beautiful photo of these flamingos. Excellent low POV and great natural clear colours. Good sharpness, composition and DOF.

Hello Ahmet,
excellent shot,beautifull colors and sharpness,

needs a tweak on the levels to get more contrast but a lovely pov, capture and well timed shot.tfs

1000 specimens??? Wow! Till know I saw (together in Greece, European part of Turkey and Morocco) only some 50 individuals in total... It must be a great feeling to see such huge group of these beautiful birds :) I must toadd this place to the list of places I want to visit during Turkish trip :>
Best regards from Lodz my Friend!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-05-17 3:02]

Merhaba Ahmet !
Çok ilginç ve I like it.
Bu resmi, tebrikler mükemmel bir sunum.
Sakin bir gün,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-17 6:04]

Sala Akhi Ahmet,
wow .... this is really fascinating. Many of them and I never witness any as such. Great view and very grpahic too.
The sharpness is great and what a joy to see them in such a great number..


Ahmet Hocam,
Sizden yeni türler yeni heyecanlar bekliyoruz :)
Suç sizde bunu bize siz alıştırdınız.
Sağlıcakla kalın...

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-17 9:44]

Hi Ahmet.
Simply amazing art shot. Pictured scene and quality of the image are terrific. Especially I am impressed with fantastic BG and passage from sharp part of the image to blurriness. POV and composition of the image are also brilliant. My warm greetings and TFS.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-17 10:25]

Hi Ahmet. This is a fantastic picture of the Flamingo . I like the one with his head up. A great compostion with warm colours. To see so many at one time must be wonderful. good detail and colours / DOF. well done TFS.Nick..

Nefis olmuş Ahmet , tebrikler .
Umarım bu tarz fotoğraflar bana da nasip olur .

hello Ahmet
a wonderful moment capture and photo

Bir tanesi diğerlerinin gözcüsü gibi kafayı kaldırıp etrafı izliyor.



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-05-18 12:12]

Hello Ahmet,
I've only seen a large gathering of Flamingo once, in the south of Spain. This is a very nice close capture showing them busily feeding together. Excellent focus showing sharp details and beautiful colours. I like the composition very much and the dark background.
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

Hi again, Ahmet!
This is a superb shot!
These flamingos are really beautiful...What a sight!

Hello Ahmet
very beautiful shot of this Great Flamingos, great composition, i like that only one have his head up and all the others the head down
lovely colors and superb details
Have a good night

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-05-20 1:51]

Merhaba Ahmet Hocam,
Ne kadar güzel grüntülemişsiniz.Sanatsal değeri çok yüksek olan bir çalışma.Hafta sonu Trakus V de ben de Acıgl etrafında görme,grüntüleme imkanım oldu,ama çok,çok uzaktaydılar.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

Uzun bir aradan sonra merhaba Hocam,

Çok güzel bir kare gerçekten. Ben de Gediz'de filamingoların türlü hallerini gözlemlemiştim ama o zamanlar makinam olmadığı için fotoğraflayamamıştım. Paylaşımınız için teşekkürler.


Selam hocam,çok güzel bir çalışma olmuş,rengarenk,
Elinize sağlık en güzel dileklerimle hoşca kalın.

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