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Copyright: Cem Sozer (Comandante) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 841 W: 38 N: 430] (1408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-20
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flamingoes, 100 points or more (Chapter 2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-24 3:01
Viewed: 6751
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 118
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken last weekend at Darıca.Some of white feathers are overexposed.Hope you’ll like it.Have sunny days.


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Phoenicopteridae
Genus: Phoenicopterus


Phoenicopterus roseusPhoenicopterus minorPhoenicopterus jamesiPhoenicopterus andinusPhoenicopterus chilensisPhoenicopterus ruber
Flamingos (genus Phoenicopterus monotypic in family Phoenicopteridae) are gregarious wading birds, usually 3–5 feet in height, found in both the western and eastern hemispheres. They are more numerous in the latter, but there are four species in the Americas against two in the Old World. Flamingos live in large flocks in aquatic areas.
The larger species breed and feed in saline or brackish habitats. Nests are made of compacted mud and are in the form of a mound with a concave top, into which the single white egg is laid.
Flamingos filter-feed on shellfish and algae. Their oddly-shaped beaks are specially adapted to separate mud and silt from the food they consume, and are uniquely used upside-down. The filtering of food items is assisted by hairy structures called lamellae which line the mandibles, and the large rough-surfaced tongue.
The young hatch with white plumage, but the feathers of a flamingo in adulthood range from light pink to bright red, due to carotenoids obtained from their food supply. All flamingos have 12 black flight feathers in each wing.
Flamingos produce a “milk” like pigeon milk (see Columbidae). It contains more fat and less protein than the latter does, and it is produced in glands lining the whole of the upper digestive tract, not just the crop. Young flamingos feed on this milk for about two months until their bills are developed enough to filter feed. The milk also contains red and white blood cells.

Nikon D70
2005/08/20 16:08:05.1
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 185mm F/3.5 D
Focal Length: 185mm
Digital Vari-Program: Portrait
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/1600 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
Auto Flash Mode: None
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°

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Hi Cem,
Very interesting POV, the image is very sharp and clear, good details in eye, excellent colour.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-08-24 4:09]

Hello Cem, ce shot est remarquable. Composition, colors and sharpness are pecfect. Very well done and TFS Didier.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-24 4:25]

Hello Cem!
Very nice capture.Vivid colors,clear eyes,POV and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing;)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-24 4:42]

S T U N N I N G! Cem, another beautiful posting of the Flamingo. You have cropped her so quite dramatically, an excellent cut! Colours, details, lighting, sharpness, all superb, well done.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-24 4:56]

Hello Cem!
Very nice capture again!Compositon,clear details and colours great again:)
Thanks for posting...

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-24 5:00]

Hi Cem!
An artistic capture.I liked his look,POV and composition very much.Thanks for posting.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-24 6:19]

This is a fantastic closeup! Colors are great and the details are razorsharp. Exposure is spot on. I really like this picture.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-24 7:46]

Hello Cem,
You did a wonderfull portrait, i like the composition the vivid colours & details, dof & pov are great thanks for the photograph note,

Have a nice day,
My compliments,

Hello Cem, Excellent profile portrait closeup with great impact. Very good colors, details and POV. I don't see any OE here. Well done!

Hi Cem,
What a shot!!!
Excellent capture and well done on the composition and details. Beautiful.


Hello Cem, another excellent picture!!!
This is a great photo. Great colours, sharpness is excellent, a very nice composite. TFS

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-24 12:48]

it's a nice one Cem,
it's such a good crop, fine details good in pov and a fantastic dof,the colours are super, very good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-24 13:25]

Cem, amazing close-up. I'm really impressed by this shot.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition - indeed, an artistic composition.

The little overexposure doesn't bother me at all.

A unique and very beautiful image.


Fantastic close up Cem
Good detail and great POV. Well composed. Good sharpness, exposure & notes.
Hectic week = rushed critique
Well captured, thanks for posting

Well done on a great shot. Sorry this is rushed, almost out of battery power on my note book. Well done. Thanks.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-24 17:29]

Hello Cem, very original composition. The colours are excllent and the details ar superb. Great shot. Well done.

Wonderful! Cem, this is a fantastic shot of a flamingo. You cropped it in a very dramatic perspective. The details are so sharp and the colors are fantastic. The eye is draws you in! This is just superb all around. Exceptionally done :-)

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2005-08-25 13:33]

An outstanding capture. Wonderful!

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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-08-25 17:03]

Cem είναι μια πολύ όμορφη φωτογραφία!!!
Το Φλαμίγκο είναι φανταστικό!!!
Μπράβο. (gr)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-25 19:31]

Hi Cem! I do not have the time to write a decent comment.

". . . success is a combination of many things, but a good character is the foundation of the kind of success that will bring you real happiness.
Choose your friends wisely—they will make or break you." (J. Willard Marriott)

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-08-26 4:35]

Great photo Cem - remainds me slightly your Tsunami Experiment. Incredible details, very good POV and composition. Also great light and colours. I hope we'll see your photos more often!

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-08-26 13:32]

Uhaaaau!!!!!!!! Dá vontade de nem fazer crítica.... He... He...
Cor maravilhosa...
Ângulo ótimo...
Nitidez de uma RAW...
Fundo muito bom...
Excelente trabalho.
Muito obrigado por postar.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-08-27 12:01]

Nice close up my friend.W e can see a lot of details in this photo.
Nice colors,focus,sharpness and DOF.TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-27 12:12]

Cem, use more the D70, we are often waiting your shots ;-)
This portrait is nice. I like the colors and the composition. Sharpness seems a bit soft on my screen...
Thanks for sharing Cem.

Very good portrait, Cem
The POV and composition are great.
The colours and details are also great.
Excellent work.

What a amazing "birdseye" view of this flamingo. The eye shot is very facinating and clear, the feathers look so soft and touchable. I love the lighting and colors here, and the tight crop is very artistic, excellent work.

Hi Cem,
You should propose this to a company advertising about colors, because, they are particularly attractive and well displayed here. besides that, the composition is very good with the clos framing. Forget about the little overexposed feathers, the rest is so well done!

Hi Cem,
Now that is a closeup! I like the really close tight crop. The colors are superb, as is the detail. Beautiful Shot!

Hello Cem,

Breathtaking colours. It is very rare to see cose ups of this beautifull but shy species.
Very well done!


This is a wonderfull picture, Cem, with amazing colours and sharpness.Well done

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-09-04 15:56]

rengarenk, farklı bir açı, nefis bir makro....
retina bile bu kadar detaylı olur...
ne diyelim... :))
eline sağlık.. çok güzel olmuş..

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-09-06 0:43]

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooow Cem, what a close up shot you got here, not only close-up, but a beautiful bird, excellent sharpness, clarity, details and colours! Even her eyes look beautiful, very well captured, thanks for sharing my friend.

Fantastic details and good exposure Cem. I think the photo could benefit from a little contrast boast and some saturation. 6/10 Well done.

Bonsoir Cem,
Magnifique portrait de "Flamingos".
Magnifiques couleurs et excellent détail de l'oeil. Très Pro. Note interessante.

Hi Cem,
I'm just a little time without to see your photos.
This is another excelent macro. Contrast, POV and saturation very good.
Note perfect too.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-09-16 3:45]

Very good composition, good details. I like the colours and DOF. Interesting note. Well done, Cem.
Rgs, Aleksander

Wonderful capture, what a strange looking eye this flamingo has! Great colors and POV.

Is Şebnem your sister? I thought I saw that on your note about the wasp.

Thanks for sharing this awesome photo!


Hi Comandante! ( I like this nickname )
The colours on your shot are really beautiful! The composition
is also very well done with a good timing. I like
particularly the eye of the bird. well Done

Hi Cem!
It's amazing shot! I love this POV and your sense of humour but... I miss more your picture!
Hurry up :-)))

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-04 19:30]

Impossible to give an original critique for such shot. Just say WOW, give 2 points and look in silence :-) TFS! Michal

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-10-05 1:15]

Interesting composition,excellent eye contact.Sharp details.TFS.

great composition and interesting POV. I like the details.


Hello Cem!
Very nice portrait,beautiful . Nice capture with good colors, POV, framing and detail you have caught.Well done.Congratulations...

nice red head! Great shot, idea, composition, details, POV....

couleurs et details magnifiques,tres beau cliché.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-20 2:20]

Hi Cem.
Fantastic close up, excellent composicion , the colors is wonderful,great details, is a very nice photo.

Hello Cem!
Very nice capture.Exposure is spot on and very good composed.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-03 5:20]

Hi Cem, great close up with excellent colour and detail. TFS.

Bonjour Cem
Excellent prise de vue ! Grande composition et belles couleurs, bon contraste entre Rouge /Blanc/et le noir. Merci pour le partage .
bravo et au revoir...JP

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-03-04 4:28]

Bonjour Sem,
Tout simplement m a g n i f i q u e : couleurs, composition, netteté... Un grand merci et félicitations.

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-03-14 8:06]

hello Cem, gorgeous marcho shot. very clear and sharp. love the dark pink color of this flamingo. Very nice contrast and dof. well done, gabriel

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-03-18 11:29]
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selam cem. foto hakkaten cok basarili. renkler ve kompozisyon muthis olmus. netlik ve dof da cok iyi eline saglik. iyi calismalar

Hi Cem, This is one of those better than just good photos. You captured the flamingo perfectly and the detail is excellent. All technicallities also well taken care of. Well done and keep on shootin!!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-04 6:40]

Selam Cem
Excellent Composition.Sharpnes,clear,details, colours,POV and DOF is very good.
Well done


Great shot!
Nice colors, details and composition.
Very good.


Amazing detail show of the subject. The tight composition adds to the very detailed pic. I like the blurred BG too as well and the POV. TFS,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-21 14:39]

Es muy bueno regresar a TrekNature después de tanto tiempo y encontrar aficionados como usted presentes aquí.
Impresionante definición, nitidez y colorido con perfecta elección del recorte
Volviendo a mi antiguo sistema de crítica, aquí está mi opinion de esta foto.

Composition: *****
Sharpness: *****
Color: *****
DOF: *****
POV: *****
Note: *****

Gracias por compartirla

Saludos... Ricardo


It is very good for returning to TrekNature after as much time and to find fans as you present here.
Impressive definition, sharpness and colorful with perfect election of the crop.
Returning to my old system of critic, here is my opinion of this photo.

Composition: *****
Sharpness: *****
Color: *****
DOF: *****
POV: *****
Note: *****

Thanks for sharing

Regards... Ricardo

Hi Cem,
Super macro. Super picture. Great pov and composition. Very well seen and TFS.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-22 17:28]

Hi Cem,
Awesome portrait! Light, crop and composition are extraordinary!
Happy holidays!
TFS, José M.

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