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Pink II .
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Copyright: Farid Radjouh (ridfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Compact Flash Card
Exposure: f/4, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-12-04 3:36
Viewed: 6213
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Un groupe de flamants en vol est un nuage coloré de rose pâle au rouge carmin selon le cas. En effet, sur les lagunes des côtes d'Amérique centrale ces oiseaux sont quasiment rouges, tandis qu'ils sont presque blancs en Europe et d'une couleur entre ces deux extrêmes en Afrique. A terre, dans les marécages où il établit ses colonies, le Flamant rose est un bel échassier qui, parmi tous les oiseaux, est celui dont le cou et les pattes sont le plus longs par rapport au corps. Mais ce qui caractérise le plus les Flamants c'est leur bec recourbé, garni de lamelles qui filtrent l'eau et la vase des marécages riches en algues, crustacés, mollusques.... dont l'animal se régale. Lorsqu'il recherche sa nourriture, la tête penchée, son bec se trouve complètement renversé sens dessus dessous : sa courbure est telle que la mandibule supérieure se retrouve en position inférieure. Seuls les aliments de taille convenable sont retenus par les lamelles. L'eau est rejetée, ainsi que le sable et la vase, grâce aux mouvements incessants de la grosse langue de l'animal. Les Flamants roses nichent en colonie de milliers d'individus, toujours à proximité de l'eau, dans les zones marécageuses. Le nid est installé peu avant la ponte. L'unique petit est d'abord alimenté d'une sécrétion rouge vif de l'oesophage parental. Progressivement recouvert d'un duvet brunâtre les jeunes se rassemblent en véritables crèches gardées par les adultes.


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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-12-04 4:22]

an amzing shot... I like the pink colors everywhere... reflection is wonderful...
very well done...
congratulations Farid...

You know well how to take photos of flamingos and this is just another perfect example.
I like it very much.
VERY WELL DONE & TFS

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-04 5:27]

Wonderful the links and the movement thats in the picture. Too bad you didnt put some notes, I guess theres something going on, maybe you leave it to the imagination of the viewer, is also effective Reina

Wow, superb capture!
Excellent composition and exposure,
great POV.
TFS!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-04 6:18]

Hello Farid,
What a beautiful shot. Excellent colours and very good sharp details. Composition and POV/DoF are great also. Very well done

Excelent capture. the color mix is perfect.

Regards, Petru

Amazing, beautiful shot, Farid! What a remarkable colours!!! Quite unusual composition as well.
Best greetings from Poland,
Michal

Which program do they present in her ballet-performance? Swan-lake?
This is wonderful, Farid, you captured a wonderful motive, I love the colours, excellent, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Wonderful shot, excellent colours good sharp details.TFS Eyal

Salut Farid,
Superbe composition de ce ballet synchronisé exécuté par les flamants. J'aime bien les tons rosés et rouges qui se dégagent de cette prise de vue.
Personnellement, j'aurai aimé voir plus d'eau, donc je vais plutôt à l'encontre du workshop produit par
Tabajara (taba).
Super !!!

Its a wonderful shot. Colors are too good here. Just wondering if it would've been better with more space on top (?). Thanks for sharing!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-12-04 14:48]

Bonsoir Farid
Magnifique composition avec les flamands dansants placés en hauteur afin de montrer leur reflet. Excellent profondeur de champ qui donne un effet presque 3D.
Toni

Excellent shot Farid, great colours/lighting, details, sharpness and contrast. Very well done, thanks for sharing.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-04 16:56]

Hi Farid,
Would title this "chorus line" ... Very good choreography, how long did you let them probe?
Excellent shot that makes me smile.
Regards,
Gabi

You just cant get enough of these possessed flamingos, do you ?! Well, neither do we !

Hi Farid,
Excellent shot! The flamingos look great with their long legs and pretty shades of pink. The reflections in the water are also really lovely. Well composed and seen!
Claudia

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-05 17:13]

Hello Farid, this is a very nice shot. It has lots of impact. I love all the pink tones on the birds and reflected in the water. I like the arrangement of the birds and the confusion of legs, very good shot. Well done.

Your pink flamingoes are always a delight to view. I agree with Kris, the space above seems somewhat tight, but none the less it's still a fantastic shot Farid. :)

You have that magical light here. :)

I have these birds in pans very close to where I stay. It is very difficult to get this close up to get ot his good. It has a nice composition and the colors are perfect. Great shot.

très jolie prestation de ce crazyhorse animalier.
La PDV est tres bonne et les couleurs bien dosées.
Félicitations
audrey

Une très belle image, avec de bien jolies couleurs, et un cadrage très bien pensé

Beautiful composition, the bright colours are fantastic, great photo, excellent work!
and many thanks for sharing!

The longest one is now here:))

http://www.treknature.com/gallery/photo52644.htm

Superb shot, really well composed and managed!
Your gallery of african shots is amazing!

Andrea

Hello Farid.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.
Great composition, fantastic.

Regards.

Excellent composition and exposure,

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