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Pink Grace

Pink Grace
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04
Camera: Nikon CP 8800, Nikkor 8.9-89mm 2.8, Circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Webbed birds, Great Portraits Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-22 3:03
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Greater Flamingo , Pink Flamingo
(Phoenicopterus ruber)

Geographic range: South America, from central Peru to southern Argentina and Chile, including parts Bolivia, Paraguay, and southern Brazil
The flamingos live in lagoons, especially salt lakes, where there is lots of mud and water. The depth of the water is especially important. Some flamingos nest in the same nest every year; others probably don't.
Flamingos use their long legs to stir up mud. They then use their beaks to strain food out of the muddy mixture. They eat diatoms, seeds, blue-green algae, a few crustaceans, and molluscs. They feed during the day and the night.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-22 3:44]

Très beau et intéressante portrait pour cette superbe Flamant Rose. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté grâce à la profondeur de champ bien adaptée.
Very Well Done !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-22 3:49]

Very nice close-up Radu!
DOF,details and eyes are wonderful.
I liked the composition very much.TFS...:-)

The colours are stunning. The Pink Flamingos we have here in our Zoo lack colour. I don't know it they are a different variety or it is due to not being in their own habitat they have lost colour. They are still very attractive. Your shot is crisp. clear and very well composed. Nice work. Thanks

Very nice portrait Radu!
Vivid colors,DOF and composition are amazing.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-22 4:59]

Magnificent composition Radu, Very well details in great color.
Very well done.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-04-22 8:40]

foarte sensual portret! detaliat, iluminat.

Bautiful shot, Radu. Lovely lines and composition. It is certainly re-affirming my love for the color pink and its various hues.
I find it so curious, that when there is such a clear view of an eye, as in this scene, I come away with a sense of having bonded, however briefly with the subject, or perhaps with an understanding to its nature. However misguided this sensation is, it is still a wonderful experience to have.
Thank you for your posting, well done.

Beautiful, Radu! I like the composition of this one MUCH better than the last one! In fact, I LOVE it! The curves are sensuous, it fills the frame, and his eye is sharp. Stunning! -Jenn

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-23 3:20]

Beautiful close-up of this flamingo. Amazing details and composition. Gorgeous colors. TFS, Nadu. : )

Nice composition, nut framed too tight IMO, it would need to breath a bit more.
Well done.

Nice portrait Radu,
A very nice soft pink colour. Excellent details and well composed.
I think more light on the beak would make a better shot.
Thanks for posting

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-24 16:31]

Very pretty composition. The contrast of the beak against the lovely orangy pink feathers and the flamingo against the soft background is excellent. Well done.

This is a really nice shot Radu, you divided the picture canvas perfectly by using the curves in the neck of the Flamingo. I have a shot very similiar to this one. Great job! Paul :)

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