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Phoenicopterus ruber ruber


Phoenicopterus ruber ruber
Photo Information
Copyright: Alan Turvey (liquidsunshine) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1878 W: 112 N: 1560] (5437)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO RF
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flamingoes, 50 - 60 points (chapter two), Pankaj Bajpai's Favourite, Great Portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-03 12:26
Viewed: 4612
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I Spent this afternoon at Whipsnade Wildlife Park.
My new Lens arrived yesterday, and this was my first chance to have a proper play with it.
I managed to get some very pleasing shots, which will be making their way to this site soon.
I'd like to start with the Caribbean Flamingo, which seemed to be enjoying the sunshine as much as me!

Some notes about this Flamingo

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Body Weight: Males 2.8 kg (6.1 lbs), females 2.2 kg (4.8 lbs).
Wingspan: Males 401-425 mm (15.8-16.7 in), females 370-408 mm (14.6-16.0 in)
Plumage: Bright orange/pink; rump, head, neck, wing coverts slightly darker; black flight feathers.
Beak: Sharply downcurved; lower bill thicker; numerous keratinous plates serve as filter feeding mechanism

DISTRIBUTION AND STATUS
Range: N Caribbean (Cuba, Hispaniola, Bahamas); S Caribbean (Yukatan, N coast of South America from Colombia to French Guiana, Venezuelan islands, Bonaire); Yucatan peninsula, Galapagos Islands.
Habitat: Saline lagoons; muddy, shallow lakes
Population in Wild: Approximately 264,500

REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT
Sexual Maturity: 3-6 years
Courtship: Group breeding displays lead to synchronous breeding; monogamous pairing for several seasons.
Clutch Size: 1 egg
Nest: Cone-shaped mound of mud with scooped out top; shallow moat excavated around nest.
Hatchlings: Leave nest after 5-8 days; form creches- large numbers of chicks cared for by a small number of adults
Fledging: 9-13 weeks.
Longevity: unknown in the wild; have lived 40-60 years in captivity.

Notes from spot.colorado.edu

Thanks for looking

sAner, red45, Fisher, TAZ, tinman, carper, IdoTT, ellis49, kazan, extramundi, PDP, marhowie, Comandante, dew77, gerhardt, Toni, Signal-Womb, dean, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-03 13:07]

What a great colours and pose Alan! Cute bird, superb details, I like it!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-04-03 13:13]

Excelent shot and well done on this composition and details. Beautiful.

Mike

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-03 13:16]

Beau et intéressant portrait pour ce magnifique Flamant. Superbes couleurs et bonne netteté.
Very well done !!!

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2005-04-03 13:27]

Lovely portrait - superb colours and very well presented - excellent crop.

Hi Alan!
Wonderful shot! Your flamingo is just perfect!
Great picture!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-04-03 13:56]

what a colours Alan,
It almost hurt my eyes, very good contrast, good portrait, very good note, wel I like the pof also, very good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2005-04-03 14:55]

WoW... Amazing photo!
The details are just so good!!
The colors are fantastic and the BG & DOF are excellent!!
The sharpness and clearness of the photo are outstanding!!!
I love that eye! So beautiful and so bright,
This is an excellent photo!

WellDone!

Very beautiful bird Alan.
Great colours, composition and details.
Very well done.

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  • kazan Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 36] (158)
  • [2005-04-03 15:07]

Alan, by far one of the best and most representative of the kind, photos I've seen!!! Excellent.
Panos

Excellent colours for this nice details you show in this one, Alan. A peaceful but warm capture. Thanks!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-03 16:24]

Excellent work Alan. The colors are great and the sharpness excellent. Good composition as well.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-04-03 16:41]

WOW... Fantastic picture...Love the way that you got the red color from the bird in your background... I guess it more birds... TFS...Ina...

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  • vero Silver Star Critiquer [C: 44 W: 8 N: 16] (342)
  • [2005-04-03 16:46]

Superbes couleurs!
Le détail et la netteté sont parfaits.
Très belle prise de vue!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-03 17:57]

Very nice Alan, congrats on the lens, you'll love it. Very nice composition and colours. The details are excellent. Well done.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-03 19:05]

L'exposition et les couleurs sont parfaits.

Félicitations pour la pose de l'oiseau et les détails .

Alan, Excellent profile with superb color, sharpness and detail..Great pose with the graceful curves of the neck displayed famously! Very well done!!

Wonderful flamingo portrait.
DOF,composition,details and sharpness are perfect!

A classy classic ! Very chic portrait, well executed technically too ! Its worth its points !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-04 4:51]

Wonderful shot Alan!
Pose,composition,BG,light and details are very good. Congratulations in this work with your new lens:)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-04 6:06]

Wonderful portrait Alan! Exceptional colors and superb details. The details on the feathers is very, very good especially. No nits from my side. Well done & TFS!

Its a nice composition and the colors are amazing. Sharp details and perfect exposure. Very well done Alan.

Great portrait, very good details and great warm colours.
Well done.
TFS.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-04 10:47]

Your lens was worth getting. What a stunner. Such great details and colours. Perfect.
Regards.
Toni

Wow! stunning shot Alan, the colour and details are incredible. Congratulations on your new lens I been thinking of getting this lens myself it really is a nice piece of glass, very well done on this.

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  • dean (15)
  • [2005-04-04 15:47]

Amazing detail Alan. really good overall capture. The colour is awesome, it's really sharp and well composed.
TFS

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-04 19:19]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Great visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
A big thanks, Alan.

Hi, Alan.
What a fantastic celebration of colour in nature - absolutely perfect composition. I like it very much.
Well done.

Supurb colour, so vivid. I don't think I've seen this species before, just the african pink ones.
Your new lens gives good results, great plumage detail and sharpness. Like the OOF background.

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  • ryyck Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 176] (994)
  • [2005-09-07 12:10]

Wonderful shot, the color of the bird is amazing!

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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2006-01-15 12:06]

Simply marvellous !
Congratulations.
Emmanuel

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