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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: 2017
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: 2017-08-13 9:12
Viewed: 1092
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this 'Greater Flamingo' at Rondebult Bird Sanctuary.

This year I just saw only one bird. I took this picture from a hide. In weekend we (my wife and I) visit different Bird Sanctuary and took possition in the hide before Sunrise. This picture I took just after Sunrise. It was a windy day and you could see it on water surface. It's very difficult when wind blows madly, difficult to focus from far. I have done my best. Colour white and yellow are very difficult colour to me, to get perfect details in harsh sunlight. Here it was a challenge to me......

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Hello Srikumar,
Very nice capture with excellent details and nice colors. Stunning clarity and focus. I like the contrast against the dark blue environment....
Excellent quality....Nice red colors of the eye, feathers and legs in contrast to the white feathers....

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-08-13 12:28]

Hi Srikumat,it seems a easy pic but isn't,you do the best in effect,the exposure is fantastic,to take the white plumage in the sun so well. And the colors too are very bright,hats off! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2017-08-13 19:15]

Hi Srikumar
High quality image, perfect focus and exposure.


Ciao Srikumar, great capture of beautiful flamingo, fine details, lovely reflections, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-08-14 19:58]

Hello Srikumar,
A beautiful flamingo from your trip to the Rondebuilt Bird Sanctuary. The blind allowed you to get within excellent shooting range for the best possible detail and color. Top quality image all around!!

nice sharp portrait, Greetings Ori

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