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For Ahmet - incredible Flamingos

For Ahmet - incredible Flamingos
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-11 11:44
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Hi all
after a rather long absence here (my third daughter is just 4 months old) a special greeting to Ahmet (rousettus) and his family.
This picture was taken in Camargue, the delta of the river Rhone in southern France. It was my first nature-trip abroad with June, my youngest daughter.
These birds are incredible when seen in flight, their special silhouette and above all their incredible colors make them a remarkable encounter.
Hope you are all well, I will put more pictures on TN soon.

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Hello Tom, my dear friend
As I remember, you were first person who I know on TN four year ago (I was not a member here, yet). When I visited your posts and then some others. So I decided to become a member.
I am pleasured I met you.
Your shot wonderful of beautiful pair of Phoenicopterus roseus from famous bird paradisea of Camargue. superb colors and details. great POV and composition.
Your dedication is honour for me and my family. Many thanks for your kind words and courtesy.
I wish your third daughter a long and healty life with you and her mother and sisters.
best regards and have a nice weekend

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-11 12:18]

Hello Tom,
A beautiful in-flight capture of a pair of Greater Flamingoes. the timing, colours, sharpness and composition against a blue sky are first class.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-11 12:23]

Hello Tom,
Beautiful in flight photo of these flamingos. Excellent sharpness and details. Beautiful contrasting colours against the blue sky in the BG. Good DOF and composition.
Have a good weekend,

Hello Tom,
Great inflight shot with good timing, composition and wonderful colours. Friendly dedication to one of our great photographer and scientist. Cheers,

Great shot I love the area south of montpellier for these birds

great inflight shot!

BRAVOS are in order!!!
Very well done plus to a great TN contributer... CONGRATULATIONS.
The colors you have captured have IMPRESSED me highly!!!
Mario from Calgary with friendly greetings.

Hi Tom,

Well captured and good focus and beautiful flight of Flamingoes!
And, overlapping and taking two flamingoes draws out a good effect for the whole, I think.


excellent capture,lovely flying birds

Hello Tom!
Very nice capture of flying flamingos and very nice dedication to our TN friend from Turkey :)
I like clarity and very nice contrast between birds and the sky.
Bravo and TFS!
All the best from Lodz,

Hi Tom,
How did June enjoy the Carmargue at this time of the year? I lived on the Cote d'Azur many years ago - and then it was rather cold in May...

You have not forgotten your photographic technique :-)), and your photo is as perfect as all other photos in your portfolio.

The close formation flying of these birds could be a training manual for the red Arrows, and it is a pleasure to view your work.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday - here Soccer-World Cup fever is reigning.

Kind regards from South Africa

hello Tom

excellent in-flight photo of these Flamingos,
shot with fine POV, superb focus excellent
sharpness and details, i love the way they
are placed in the image in their flight pose,



Hi Tom,

Great capture of these beautiful birds in flight - The contrast of the pink colour aginst the blue sky is very pleasing!


Hi Tom,
A really neat and strong image with brilliant clarity and strong contrasting BG.Amazing colouration brought out against the pure blue sky.

Beatiful! Who doesn't like flamingoes, when they are in flight they are even more incredible. Very nice exposure demonstrates perfect colors and details. Well done. :)

Hello Tom!
Amazing theme. Wonderful bird. Fantastic flight.
Good background.
Ideal lightness and brightness.
Perfect shot. Dynamic effect. Great effect.
Well done!


Love the compo here... :-)

TFS :-)

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