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Greater Flamingo

Greater Flamingo
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-04 0:59
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Points: 42
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Phoenicopterus Ruber (Greater Flamingo)

Distribution and habitat: Occurs from Pakistan and India to southern Europe, south through the Arabian Peninsula and Iran to sub-Saharan Africa, where it has an isolated population along the West African coast but otherwise occupying patches from Eritrea through Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia to southern Africa. Here it is locally abundant along the coast of Mozambique, in southern Zimbabwe, central and southern Botswana, northern and western Namibia and central and south-western South Africa. It generally prefers coastal mudflats, inland dams, sewage treatment works, small temporary pans and river mouths, while it exclusively breeds at recently flooded, large eutrophic shallow salt pans.

Movements and migrations: Little known, although it is thought that it moves at night when heavy rainfall causes the pan to flood. If this happens in Namibia, it tends to head north before heading inland to the Etosha Pan. There is also evidence to suggest that it migrates from East Africa to southern Africa, especially to the Sua Pan of Botswana.

Food: It mainly eats small invertebrates, such as brine shrimps (Artemia), brine flies (Ephydra), molluscs and diatoms, foraging by holding its bill upside down in waist-high water. Its large tongue pumps water in and out, while small filaments at the edge of its bill filter out food.
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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-08-04 1:17]

Hi Bunyapon,
Fantastic colors and reflection in the water, on this photo of this beautiful Bird, TFS!
have a nice day!

really a excellent image of the bird with all perfection tfs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-04 2:03]

Hello Bungbing.
Wonderful shot of this Flamingo with stunning colours and very impressive sharpness on its plumage.The pose is excellent. I like your picture.Best regards Siggi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-08-04 3:23]

Hi Bunyapon,
Very nice reflection the flamingo in the water.
Good light and colours.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Bunyapon,
Excellent colors, pov, composition and sharpness. Excellent exposure control.

hello Bunyapon
super composition with nice light
the colours and details are beautiful
thanks greeting Paolo

Bonjour Bungbing,
Posture pour le moins originale très bien restituée ; il est tout de même domage que le reflet soit amputé d'une partie importante.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Bunyapon!
A very professional shot, indeed! great sharpness and lovely natural colors!If I were you I have left the full reflexion...But, of course I am not YOU ahahahahaha.
Wonderful job! Many congrats and TFS !
Regards from,

Hi Bunyapon,
Great flamingo. Those rings on the water and the reflection are wonderful. Nice feathers details and good white balance. Well done.

hallo Bungbing
very good sharpness qith good details and very nice naturel colours
greeting lou

Excellent photo, good lighting against the dark background. Could you have included the whole reflection in the photo? regards yiannis

Hi Bunyapon,
very nice photo of this bird. I like these reflections in water. Excellent composition.
Great point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Bunyapon
Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

Hello Bunyapon,
Fantastic also the reflections of the ripples on the bird's face. What an unusual and special image of a flamingo so different from the very elegant poses we usually see. Just a pleasure to view. Well done.

Hello Bunyapon,
fine capture of this Flamengo with an excellent drinking pose. I especially like the reflections, the beautiful light and the wonderful colours.
Best wishes,

Hello Bunyapon,
Good sharp details, lovely colours and warm light. Nice reflection seen also. Well done!

Magnífico encuadre con buena pose del ave.
Las luces espectaculares que dan un ambiente especial al conjunto.
Saludos Bunyapon.

Hallo Bunyapon,
a beautiful picture, superb sharpness and fantastic colours, spectaculare posture of this marvellous bird
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-04 15:50]

What a position and what a reflections! A magnificent pic taken at the top of quality,fantastic light balance for the best white of plums and the top of sharpness for a very professional result.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Bunyapon,
Wonderful image of a splendid bird.
Marvelous details, clarity and sharpness.
Superb eye contact and a perfect low POV.

hi Bunyapon!
the situation is great here and the light is very nice
the sharpness is very good to,maybe the whole reflection
should be included!

Hi Bunyapon,

The reflections on the water of the pond are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Greater Flamingo. The afternoon light is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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