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American Flamingo

American Flamingo
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 55-200mm AF-S 1:4-5.6 G ED DX VR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-19 15:39
Viewed: 3400
Points: 40
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American Flamingo or Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) - Linnaeus, 1758

Hi everyone!

I made a break in my vacations and I stopped at my house for a few days! I take time to post this photo in TN and say hello!

I'm really having fun with my first DSLR! :)



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Phoenicopteriformes
Family: Phoenicopteridae
Genus: Phoenicopterus
Species: P. ruber
Binomial name: Phoenicopterus ruber

Some information:

General:The American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) is a large species of flamingo closely related to the Greater Flamingo and Chilean Flamingo. It was formerly considered conspecific with the Greater Flamingo, but that treatment is now widely viewed (e.g. by the American and British Ornithologists' Unions) as incorrect due to a lack of evidence. It has also been known as the Caribbean Flamingo, but the species' presence in the Galápagos makes that name problematic. It is the only flamingo which naturally inhabits North America.

Description: Like all flamingos, it lays a single chalky white egg on a mud mound, between May and August; incubation until hatching takes from 28 to 32 days; both parents brood the young for a period of up to 6 years when they reach sexual maturity. Their life expectancy of 40 years is one of the longest in birds.

120–140 cm (47–55 in) in length, the males weigh 2.8 kg (6.2 lb) and females 2.2 kg (4.9 lb) kg. Most of its plumage is pink, giving rise to its earlier name of Rosy Flamingo and differentiating adults from the much paler Greater Flamingo. The wing coverts are red, and the primary and secondary flight feathers are black. The bill is pink and white with a restricted black tip, and the legs are entirely pink. The call is a goose-like honking.

It is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Habitat: Its preferred habitats are similar to that of its relatives: saline lagoons, mudflats, and shallow brackish coastal or inland lakes.

Distribution: The American Flamingo breeds in the Galápagos, coastal Colombia, Venezuela and nearby islands, besides the Guyanas and Cape Orange in Brazil. It also breeds in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, and in the northern Caribbean in the Bahamas, Hispaniola, Cuba and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Most sightings in southern Florida are usually considered to be escapees, although at least one bird banded as a chick in the Yucatán Peninsula has been sighted in Everglades National Park, and others may be wanderers from Cuba. From a distance, untrained eyes can also confuse the Roseate Spoonbill with it.

About this shot:
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/40000 sec
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 200 mm
Date Taken: 2011-08-18 09:30
Metering Mode: Spot
File Size: 206 kb

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Hola Jesús,
me alegro de que estéis bien y disfrutando de esas vacaciones. Supongo que todo el paisaje
es bonito en tu País, osea que los parques han de ser ya espectaculares. En esta época esto es
un auténtico desierto. No crece ningún tipo de hierba si no hay riego artigicial y quizá llevemos
menos de 4 l./m2 !! en los tres últimos meses. Como sabrás este es un País de contrastes, pero seco
es una gran parte del País.
Me alegro tb de que disfrutes de una nueva cámara. Por la foto que he visto de la mariposa y de este
flamenco ( la luz magnífica), observo que mejora en nitidez, y con tus conocimientos en la materia seguro que nos deleitarás.
Yo estuve una semana por el sur de Francia con mi mujer de vacaciones y ahora el trabajo va a medio gas.
Buen fin de semana también para tí y los tuyos.
Abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-08-19 18:08]

Hola amigo Jesus!
Felicitaciones por tu nueva camera! DSLR! Wow! Imagino que ahora tu vayas à la perfección! Esta imagen dice eso! Que estupenda nitidez, que luz maravillosa y que excelente BG!Bravissimo Jesus! Mucho me alegro que estés contento! Aguardo nuevas fotos!
Un abrazo y buen fin de semana!

Hi Jesus,
A very pretty Flamingo for you. It looks really sharp, with great focus on the eye, and a great contrasting background. It's nice to hear you are having fun with your new camera and have a great vacation.

Excellent portrait, good details and lighting. regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-19 23:35]

Hello Jesus.
Excellent profile with superb sharpness and detail.Good composition as well.Very well done.Best regards Siggi

Hola amigo Jesús,
First of all greetings my friend! Enjoy your holiday, and enjoy the new camera! As clearly seen, you didn't loose your talent in composing photos, the new camera works very well in your hands! Exceptional composition, superb sharpness and color contrast, perfect white balance, beautiful background blur... no more words needed, a fabulous image. Huge congratulations.
I wish you all the very best, friendly regards, László

Jésus : Bravo pour la très belle netteté de ta photo
Les détails sont très bien restitués
Merci Amicalement

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-08-20 2:48]

Bonjour Jesus,
Nice to see a picture from you again.
Lovely and very fine picture of an American Flamingo. Its plumage has a very subtle coloration and the fine green background is an ideal contrast to it. Good sharpness too. Love the expression of the eye!
Have a lot of fun with your new toy :-)
Kind regards

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-08-20 3:34]

Hi Jesus,
Very nice portrait,nice colours and sharpness details.
Background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Jesus,
Simply fantastic! all technics aspect are superb.
Fine eye contact and great BG.

Hola Jesus.
Con gusto de volver a saludarte otra vez, y te veo feliz con tu nuevo jugetito. Nikon es la mejor camara digan lo que digan. y estoy seguro de que tus imagenes mejoraran mucho y disfrutaras aun mas de este bello pasatiempo. no se te olvide que la camara no es todo. Un buen lente ayuda bastante, sin embargo sin la habilidad nada sale bien.
Hermosa foto Jesus. Felicidades.
Luis Leal

Hello Jesus,
How nice to see a photo from you...and a bird! Great quality portrait! The sharpness and details are fantastic. Very beautiful natural colours and a splendid contrasting blurred BG. Excellent composition.
Nice to hear you are enjoying your DSLR.

Hello Jesus,
Outstanding portrait of a flamingo bird.
Very accurate details and focus. Great capture from a perfect POV.

super portrait!
regards Nasos

Hola Jesús,
congratulations on your first post with your new camera and first SLR. this is really excellent portrait of pretty flaman bird. everything great from sharp details to blurry BG. nicely composed and presnted.
thanks for sharing. all the best

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-20 15:24]

Ciao Jesus,prima lavoravi troppo,ma adesso stai facendo troppe vacanze..ehhee...il soggetto non e' una farfalla ma e' necessario fermarsi ad applaudirti,un ritratto straordinario con il massimo della qualita',complimenti e buona Domenica,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-08-20 20:03]

Hello Jesus,
very lovely view with excellent simplicity.
The sharpness is splendid. The view is so sharp and the green background is marvellous.
The composition is well perfected in a nice view.


Ciao Jesus, magnifico ritratto, fuoco perfetto sull'occhio, ottima nitidezza, splendidi dettagli, bello sfondo sfumato, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Jesus,
A top quality portrait captured in nice colours against a contrasting BG. Details and sharpness are really excellent.
Well done!

hello Jesus
Great sharpness picture of this BEAUTY head'
very good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Bonjour Jésus,
Très beau portrait remarquable pour la finesse de ses détails et la délicatesse de ses couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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