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Lesser Flamingo

Lesser 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: 2012-04-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-05 3:27
Viewed: 2965
Points: 34
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Lesser Flamingo

Latin Name:
Phoenicopterus minor

The Lesser Flamingo is the smallest but most numerous species of flamingo. They grow up to 1 m (3.25 ft) in height, they have a wingspan of approximately 1 m (3.25 ft) and they weigh up to 2 kgs (4.5 lbs).

They are light to dark pink in colour but immature birds are grey before they gain their full adult plumage. They have a long neck and long pink legs with relatively small webbed feet. Unlike the Andean Flamingo and Puna Flamingo, they have a hind toe known as a "hallux".

Their large bill is downward curving and it is dark red in colour with a black tip. They have narrow wings with their primary and secondary flight feathers being black in colour and their wing coverts being red.

Lesser Flamingos are unmistakable in flight with their long, thin neck outstretched in front and their long legs outstretched behind them. Flocks fly in "V" shaped formations and they mainly move at night, although they sometimes move between lakes during the day.

They are gregarious birds and as well as calling they also flash the black feathers on their wings as a method of communication. They have no sense of smell and a poor sense of taste.

Habitat: Lesser Flamingos are found in the salty lakes and lagoons of southern Africa. They are non-migratory and they live in large colonies that can contain over 1 million birds.
Best Regards,

More info: http://www.theanimalfiles.com/birds/flamingos/lesser_flamingo.html

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-05 3:41]

A fantastic light management to take so well the beautiful pink of plumage,what a magnificent pic and what a spectacular details and reflections too,great warm capture,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Bunyapon
Fantastic capture of the flamingo taken from a great POV,great composition,wonderful colours and light management and excellent sharp details.Congrats!
Thank You
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-05 6:41]

Hello Bungbing,
A beautiful photo in splendid light and colours. Great contrasting dark background. Very good sharpness and POV.

Hello Bunyapon,
great capture of this Flamingo with good sharpness and nice reflections on the water. I especially like the beautiful colours and your fine management of light.
Best wishes,

hello Bungbing
this is a beauty
great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-05 9:11]

Hello Bungbing,
A superb close capture of the Lesser Flamingo.
The pose is great, taken from a fine POV and seen with excellent sharpness and natuiral colours that contrast well against the dark water.
It must be hard to get such a shot in the wild!
Thanks and best regards,

HI Bunyapon,
beautiful flamingo. Amazing colours. Very good sharpness and details. Perfect point of view.
Have a nice day,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-05 10:30]

Hello Bungbing.
Beautiful bird in an elegant pose. Sharp details and perfect exposure.Good background and excellent composition. Well done and best regards Siggi

Well focussed in evening? light!

Bonjour Bungbing,
La profondeur de champ est excellente et la lumière splendide mais pour la composition j'aurai essayé d'utiliser le reflet en entier.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Bungbing

Beautiful photo with the water spiral and
the reflection of the Flamingo on the water,
superb focus, sharpness and details, you should
probably zoom less to include in the water
all the body of the bird, TFS


Hello Bunyapon,

A great capture with lovely colors, details & setting. Well composed & presented.

TFS & best wishes!


Great lighting, great composition, pretty colors, good feather detail, catchlight in the eye, all in all a great shot!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-06-06 11:36]

Hi Bungbing,
Composition and light are very good. Nice colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Bunyapon,
Lesser they might call him but you managed to capture this bird in all it's splendour! Perfect sharpness and detail, colours and perfect low POV my friend. Well done.
Best regards,
Due to my working conditions my time on TN has been limited. Sorry.

Hello Bungbing
Beautiful photo with good composition and impressive sharpness. The lighting and the colours are fantastic!

Ciao Bunyapon. Wonderful colours and fantastic reflection against the dark environment. Wel ldone indeed.


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