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Phoenicopterus roseus 9

Phoenicopterus roseus 9
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2012-02-04
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-19 3:06
Viewed: 2316
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Phoenicopterus roseus Pallas, 1811
Greater Flamingo

Phoenicopterus roseus (family Phoenicopteridae) is the largest species of flamingo (110–150 cm tall). It is a widespread species found in parts of Africa, southern Asia and southern Europe.
Its plumage is pinkish-white. It has red wing coverts and black primary and secondary flight feathers. The immature plumage is white with darker shaft-streaks and dark – tipped wing-covers.

In Cyprus Phoenicopterus roseus is a common passage migrant and a common winter visitor. Up to 10000 flamingos winter mainly at the two salt-lakes of the island (Akrotiri and Larnaka).

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Hello Christodoulos,
Absolutely amazing capture with splendid natural colors and nice details. The light is great. Excellent capture of a very nice species of bird. Incredible sharp details. Lovely contrast against the background!
Thanks for sharing!

This is an amazingly beautiful picture with the birds taking off in a fluid movement which you have captured with your usual professional dexterity, Chris.
Thanks for sharing this marvellous gem of nature imagery.

Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful flock of flamingo captured with fine details and lovely saturation of true colours.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-19 4:34]

Hello Christodoulos,
good picture lovely flamingo,thanks for sharing, regards..

Hello Christodoulos

Fantastic reproduction of the pink flamingo colours with the blue water. Wonderful composition with gradation from right to left. Nicely done.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-19 4:59]

Good takeoff image of these lovely Flamingo flock....good timing. The environment is ideal which adds to the beauty of the image. tfs.

Hello Christodoulos
This is another favorite bird of me. This bird is not available here in our area.
You captured it very nicely with great accuracy. perfect composition with good clarity.
best wishes,

hallo Christodoulos
super good sharpness and beautiful colours
nice composition
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鏡頭 很有張力
紅黑白三種顏色鮮豔 造成抽象畫的呈現美
光線亮麗 構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi Christodoulos,
really nice birds. Amazing colours. Perfect sharpness. Very good composition.
Have a nice evening,

Hi Makris,

Excellent shot in flying action with natural environment. beautiful colours and sharpness.
loved it. well composed.


Hi Christodoulos
for the first time ever I have a little critique: the horizon does not look straight, both the waves and the lake's edge are unlevel
the Flamingos are most beautiful though

Ciao Christodoulos, fascinating composition with fantastic action, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-19 15:19]

Hi Chris,absolutely great this take off made by these flamingos,fantastic timing and spectacular quality of details too despite the fast mouvement,very well done!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-19 16:58]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a gorgeous scene, to watch these beautiful Flamingos take flight must have been thrilling to you. Your lens has frozen them in mid air while showing off their colorful plumages in fine detail. Love their long trailing pink legs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-19 23:50]

Hello Christodoulos,
Very beautiful photo in splendid bright colours, great sharpness and an awesome composition. Excellent timing.

Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing capture with natural colors and nice details. Good timing.
Have a nice day.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-12-20 0:17]

Great take-off capture, showing the stages of the process. Quite unusual!

Have a pleasant weekend, Christodoulo,


Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful scene.Nice colour and light.I like their take-off moment.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-12-20 5:33]

Hi Christodoulos.
What a pictorial action picture. I welcome very suitable strong horizontal cropping of the image, amazing set of wingspreads of the flying birds, wonderful transition from harp FG to nicely a bit blurred BG. Colours are also stunning. Great job. TFS and best wishes.

this picture is a joy to the eyes, TFS Ori

Hello Christodoulos

Great take-off flight shot of these Greater Flamingos, with fine POV,
great DOF, superbly focused great sharpness, details and contrast, TFS


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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-12-20 16:09]

Here base "Phoenicopterus roseus"
seven of our ships make their takeoff

Delicious photo set, and despite the small size of each individual has achieved, Chris, again in great detail beaks and feet makes a photograph a work of bird quality. Bravo,,,


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-21 5:13]

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent this dymanic picture..love this kind of shots. Good choice of thight horizontal framing, beautiful light and interesting subject.
Well done again!
Kind regards

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-12-21 8:21]

Hola Christodoulos, una foto espectacular en un momento muy especial, hermoso entorno natural, manejo de la luz, color y composición...saludos.

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