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Greater Flamigo

Greater Flamigo
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-26 13:51
Viewed: 4031
Points: 20
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Phoenicopterus ruber the greater flamingo. Dancing in the bay of Walfishbay!

From Wiki:
The Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is the most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is found in parts of Africa, southern Asia (coastal regions of Pakistan and India), and southern Europe (including Spain, Sardinia, Albania, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, and the Camargue region of France).
This is the largest species of flamingo, averaging 110–150 cm (43–60 in) tall and weighing 2–4 kg (4.4–8.8 lbs). The largest male flamingoes have been recorded at up to 187 cm (74 in) tall and 4.5 kg. The oldest known greater flamingo, a resident of the Adelaide Zoo in Australia, is at least 77 years old.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-26 13:57]

Hi Pierre,a fantastic moment and a fantastic composition whit this spectacular game of lights and reflections in background,a top classe that no need other comments,a wonderfull shot!!Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-26 13:58]

Hello Pierre
A lovely shot of these four beautiful flamingos.The focus is good with well saturated colours.Superb composed.TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hi Pierre.
You captured the interaction between the birds well and at the right timing. Well done.

Nicely composed image with lovely light pastel colors Pierre! I love the composition as well. Bravo!
George Veltchev

nice shot. but i feel contrast is high.

Fantastic against the light photo. Nature in action, I love the interaction between the birds and the resultant composition of the photo.

nice romantic capture, TFS Ori

Hi Pierre,
WOW!! What a fantastic shot. Good timing to catch the birds like this. Very well done and thanks for sharing.

Cher Pierre,
excellent, excellent, ces Flamants! La composition est extraordinaire, le contre-jour, l'eau qui reflète le soleil, les gestes.

L'image me rappelle mon premier voyage en vélo en Camargue--c'était il y a 55 ans et je visitait Luc Hoffmann, un Suisse, dans sa "Tour du Vallat", un jeune homme poli et un peu réservé qui me renseignait sur les Flamants de la région. Le même homme a plus tard crée le WWF et encore plus tard la Ramsar Convention!

Mes meilleures salutations,

Bonjour Pierre,
C'est bien vu et surtout superbement restitué dans une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Pierre,
is this a Valentine's Day? :)
Nice view of this love.
Perfect natural colours and very good point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

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