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Flamingo Portrait

Flamingo Portrait
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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikkor 200-400mm f4 VR II
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-06 2:08
Viewed: 2474
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi All,

The flamingo filters food from the water, much like the blue whale. It uses its specially adapted bill to capture and filter its food, a combination of protozoa and algae as well as crustaceans, mollusks, and insects.

Its long legs enable the flamingo to wade through deep water and mud in search of food, and its long neck allows it to reach food at some depth. It can also swim easily and will partially submerge itself in order to feed.
A single egg is incubated alternately by both parents for four weeks. The chick is fed on regurgitated liquid called crop-milk. It begins to feed itself after a month, although the parents continue to feed it as well. About this time the chick joins other young birds in a group called a creche, taking 10 weeks to fledge (grow feathers). Young birds are grayish brown in color and gradually become white and pink, They attain their full adult plumage at three to four years of age.
Best Regards,


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Hi Pauly,
I haven't seen you here for a long time.
Very interesting and nice bird. Amazing colours. Great portrait.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-06 7:46]

Hello Pauly,
Very nice to see a new photo from you.
Beautiful portrait in great sharpness, details and in splendid light and colours. Fine composition.

Hallo Paul
great sharpness i can see the drops
nice composition and beautiful colours
thanks Paul
gr lou

Amazing contrast on this photo with excellent sharpness. Well done.

Hello Pauly

Excellent close-up shot of this flamingo,
with great focus sharpness and details
of its plumage, expressive eye-contact, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6510 W: 89 N: 15620] (65343)
  • [2012-11-06 14:29]

Hi Paul,magnificent and vry professional capture! What a perfect exposure for the best white and pink of plumage,what a eye details and what a original pose too,great work,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Beautiful portrait Pauly! Excellent composition, wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness.

Hallo Paul,
What a beautiful sharp image with excellent eye and plumage detail captured in soft colour. The dark BG enhances the Flamingo to it's true glory. Perfect POV my friend.
Best regards,

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