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Copyright: Mark Oxley (MojoUK) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 7 N: 328] (1479)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flamingoes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-15 15:49
Viewed: 4805
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Flamingo was shot at Marwell Zoo, UK. I had to wait for an hour or so to get one bird isolated from the rest and move into just the right position for the dark background and undisturbed reflection. PP consisted of a light crop, some cloning to remove some unsightly bits floating on the surface and level and saturation adjustment.

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Hi Mark

I have been unwell for the last 36 hours with a very bad migraine due to my neck being out. I surfaced yesterday long enough to post a shot and to do some very boring critiques. I am on the mend but very fuzzy headed so, sorry just a very quick visit to give a well earned smiley. :-)

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-15 17:31]

Hi Mark
Excellent shot.Great colours, details, sharpnes, POV and DOF.
Well done


  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-04-15 17:50]

Hi Mark, great shot. Well composed within the frame with great colour and detail. I love the contrast of the bird against the dark background and the reflection is excellent. Well done and TFS.
(points tomorrow run out)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-15 18:13]

Excellent picture Mark, very good technique. Strong composition with those reflections, very sharp and the exposure is spot on. One of the best pic of a Flamingo I ever saw. Thanks.


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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-04-15 19:17]

Magical colours, excellent photo and very nice idea!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-04-15 20:05]

Bonjour Mark!

Excellente composition,tout est parfaits.
Félicitations pour la qualité d'image et le bel éclairage.

Merci pour l'envoie.


Nice shot, reflection look great too!

Great flamingo shot Mark, good details and excellent composition.
Colors are great and good POV.

Hi Mark,
Great capture. Silky smooth colours and a wonderful composition. Your wait looks as though it paid off.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-16 0:54]

Hi Mark, what a stunning portrait of this Flamingo - you show him off so well. Wonderful colours and sharpness too. Buut the reflection in the water is quite stunning. Well done,

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-04-16 3:01]

Mark bonjour, excellent capture, colors and composition are perfect. I like the reflection and the position of Flamingo!! Very well done, TFS, Didier.

Beautiful colours Mark.
The colour tones on the flamingo are very nice. The background is great because it really brings out the flamingo's colour brilliantly.
Great shot, regards

wow, and it was worth the waiting, mark! :-)
amazing capture, beautiful colors,
great pose and extraordinary
symmetrical reflections.
thanks for your hard work and time.
very well seen & done, thor.

Hi Mark, excellent colors and reflection, Perfect details and composure. TFS Kyle

Wonderful!It was well worth the wait! :)
Great idea,POV,colors...

beautifull composed. Well worth all the effort you put in.

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-04-16 11:34]

Privet Mark.
The beautiful bird is very well photographed. A pleasant picture with reflection. Bravo.

A well deserved smilie. The colour and light are good. I like the way the bird blends into the background.

Brilliant, very elegant composition.
Excellent details. Colours a painter's delight.
Wonderful contribution. Outstanding.
Thank you!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-16 13:28]

Hi Mark,
I'm honestly quite blown away by this, a stunning shot. The perfect composition, textures and colour, absolutely no noise to be seen and fantastic colour and background. Well worth the wait, a perfectly planned and executed shot. Also very calm and peaceful.

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