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Phoenicopterus


Phoenicopterus
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Copyright: Volkan Akgul (krall) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2H, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-02 2:44
Viewed: 4052
Points: 26
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The prehistory of the Phoenicopteriformes is far better researched than their systematic affinities (see below). An extinct family of peculiar "swimming flamingos", the Palaelodidae, was initially believed to be the ancestors of the Phoenicopteridae. This is now rejected, as the fossil genus Elornis, apparently a true albeit primitive flamingo, is known from the Late Eocene, before any palaelodid flamingos have been recorded. A considerable number of little-known birds from the Late Cretaceous onwards are sometimes considered to be flamingo ancestors. These include the genera Torotix, Scaniornis, Gallornis, Agnopterus, Tiliornis, Juncitarsus and Kashinia [1]; these show a mix of characters and are fairly plesiomorphic in comparison to modern birds. There exists a fairly comprehensive fossil record of the genus Phoenicopterus. The systematics of prehistoric Phoenicopteriformes known only from fossils is as followed:

Palaelodidae
Adelalopus (Borgloon Early Oligocene of Hoogbutsel, Belgium)
Palaelodus (Middle Oligocene -? Middle Pleistocene)
Megapaloelodus (Late Oligocene - Early Pliocene)
Phoenicopteridae
Elornis (Middle? Eocene - Early Oligocene) - includes Actiornis
Phoenicopteridae gen. et sp. indet. (Camacho Middle? - Late Miocene? of San JosÚ, Uruguay) - see Ubilla et al. (1990)
Prehistoric species of Phoenicopterus:
Phoenicopterus croizeti (Middle Oligocene - Middle Miocene of C Europe)
Phoenicopterus floridanus (Early Pliocene of Florida)
Phoenicopterus stocki (Middle Pliocene of Rincˇn, Mexico)
Phoenicopterus copei (Late Pleistocene of W North America and C Mexico)
Phoenicopterus minutus (Late Pleistocene of California, USA)
Phoenicopterus aethiopicus

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Hello Volkan,
Well composed. Good sharpness? Like the reflection...
Well done
TFS
Annick

Hello Volkan,

Good composition. Beautiful pose of the flamingo. Very good POV and good sharpness. Wonderful colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

Perfect lighting, perfect exposure and an excellent composition of a beautiful bird. Congratulations Volkan, your photo has a very high artistic value.
Mehmet

beautiful composition with good light and colours
nice reflection
regards
jo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-02 6:33]

Hello Volkan,
Excellent colours, light and composition. Good sharpness in the feathers. Nice reflection.
Regards,
Peter

Merhaba Volkan cok guzel kompozisyon, isik ve super poz yakalamisin tebrikler Selam Necip.

Volkan merhaba
pek mahzun duruyor tek başına. ama o daha şanslı burdaki filamingolardan. daha temiz ve şimdilik kurumamış bir ortamda. renkleri de canlı.
iyi poz vermiş ama šeken usta hakkını da vermiş. ellerine sağlık tam puan benden.
selamlar.

Hello Volkan,
beautiful colors and composition. nice reflections in the water. well done!
Angela

perfect pic, TFS Ori

Volkan merhaba , renkler ve komp. nefis olmuş , tebrikler .

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-03 10:28]

Hello Volkan, this is a fine shot, very creative composition. Beautiful bird with excellent detail on the freathers and all nice and sharp with good light and great colours. The vertical aspect is perfect for that fabulous reflection. Great note too.
tfs
debz

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  • medio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 2 N: 35] (181)
  • [2007-12-03 14:23]

Hola Volkan,
bonita foto y muy buen encuadre es fabuloso al igual que el enfoque muy bueno, una gran toma.
saludos JosÚ

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-12-18 14:27]

Merhaba Volkan Bey,
Beyaz kisimlari cok iyi pozlamissiniz.Yansimayla beraber olusturdugunuz kompozisyonu,ışığı ve renk tonlarini cok begendim.
Selamlar

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