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"Sea of Pink" : Lesser Flamingos


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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX AF-S N, Kenko Digital PL-CIR 67 mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -6- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-20 3:20
Viewed: 3385
Points: 10
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Shot from the helicopter in Mumbai it was a sea of pink! Thousands of lesser flamingos those dainty, stork-like birds, with long legs, pink feathers and a distinctive crooked beak were quietly sifting through the muddy waters of a creek at Sewri. They were a strange sight, against the backdrop of the oil refineries on the far side. From a distance these flamingos appeared to be a mass of randomly moving pink dots, in sharp contrast to the muddy brown marshy land.

I am always very surprised for what makes them face into one direction only................ (All of them were facing West).

The shot is dedicated to my friend Asbed Iskedjian "Celtick-Ranger".

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hello Subhash

you give me smile this morning with this dedication to me,
again your aerial POV gives graphism with the birds over the sea,
thanks for the dedication i am adding it on one of my themes,

TFS

Asbed

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-03-20 9:43]

Hi Subhash,it seem to be in a documentary on tv,what a fantastic view!!You was lucky to see a incredible situation like that,and a great photographer to take that whit a perfect sharpness.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Hello Subhash,
a great dedication to our friend Asbed; a superb picture of thousands flamingos, very beautiful natural colours, a splendid visual impression, very well done.
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

Wowww.. another superb aerial capture of a flock of flamingo. Looks like a spring flower field:)
Superb post MF Dr. Subhash!
TFS and havea nice Sunday!
Cheers,

Bayram

Hello Subnash,

an very nice shot from this colony of birds.
Fine colours.

Gert

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