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european flamingo

european flamingo
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Copyright: boedy soesanto (boedy) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 13] (201)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400 D
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-29 2:40
Viewed: 4356
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture at ragunan garden in Jakarta.
Their legs and necks are significantly longer than on any herons or cranes and this is especially obvious in flight when they look rather like flying sticks. Flamingoes aren't necessarily as pink as some people expect. The Greater Flamingo, the only one which breeds in Europe, is essentially grey-brown in juvenile plumage, turning to dirty white before becoming increasingly pink as it gets older. Even in full adult plumage only the wing-coverts are strikingly pink, almost crimson, producing a stunning contrast with the black flight feathers. Occurs mostly in shallow brackish habitats such as coastal lagoons, salt-pans and inland salt-lakes. A few such areas contain huge breeding colonies. Occasional birds occur around British coasts, though most are thought to have escaped from collections. Breeds at only a few places such as the Camargue (France), the Laguna de Fuente de Piedra (Spain), Seyfe Golu and Izmir Kus Cenneti (Turkey) but can now be seen in wetland areas throughout the Mediterranean, especially at saline lagoons and saltpans.(birdguides)

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I like this because it is an unusual approach. tfs.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-01-29 9:53]

Hi Boedy
This is very good image
lovely foto
have a nice day cahit

Mas Boedy,

Cakep banget. Fokus dan DoFnya pas banget. Tajem dan detil wajahnya tervisualisasi dengan baik. Rapih BG-nya.
Well focused, sharp, great details.
Neat blurry BG.

Ben Lakitan

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