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Greater Flamingo

Greater Flamingo
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-08-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of South Africa - Part 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-08-30 13:35
Viewed: 1697
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this 'Greater Flamingo' at Rondebult Bird Sanctuary at Germiston. Not far from our home; approximately 20 minutes drive. It's still not summer but found a few new species which I haven't posted yet here in TN.

I took this picture from hide. There were so many birds there but I wanted just one in my frame along with its natural habitat. Although I have captured their group photo too; I will post later.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-08-30 14:15]

Hi Sri,you are lucky to have beauties like that so close to your home! And you caught in an excellent way this opportunity,there is the special bonus of the warm light of the moment to create a very nice optical effect,great sharpness and quality,but this isn't a surpise in your gallery.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-08-30 20:58]

Hello Srikumar,
I have never seen a flamingo of any type in the wild so this would be a real thrill for me. A very heavy looking bird with a rather stout looking bill. I like its color with hues of pinkish red running throughout its plumage. The lighting is very beautiful adding a peaceful mood to the image. Lovely composition while displaying excellent detail.

Ciao Srikumar, fantastic capture, fascinating reflections, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Srikumar,
Thanks for visiting my gallery and for your kind comments. Another interesting image with excellent clarity and sharp details. The photographers note are interesting. I like the natural colors.
Indeed prime lenses are the best choice for details.....I had once the Sigma 150-500 mm,(not pleased at all) but my Nikon 300 mm + 1,4 TC is much better....I will use only prime lenses....despite the high prices.....I will save money only for those purposes....
Thanks for sharing!

hallo Sri
nice picture of this bird with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Srikumar,
Very nice warm color click, beautiful colors and composition, well done and TFS,

Hi Srikumar,

The reflection on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the Greater Flamingo. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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