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Phoenicopterus roseus 5

Phoenicopterus roseus 5
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-02-09 3:32
Viewed: 2721
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Phoenicopterus roseus Pallas, 1811. At Larnaka Salt Lake
Greater Flamingo

In Cyprus Phoenicopterus roseus is a common passage migrant and a common winter visitor. Up to 10000 flamingos winter mainly at the two salt-lakes of the island (Akrotiri and Larnaka).

In my WS you can see a photo of Akrotiri Salt Lake with thousands of Phoenicopterus roseus

Phoenicopterus roseus (family Phoenicopteridae) is the largest species of flamingo averaging 110150 cm (4360 in) tall. It is also the most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is found in parts of Africa, southern Asia (coastal regions of Pakistan and India), and southern Europe (including Spain, Sardinia, Albania, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, and the Camargue region of France).
According Wikipedia Phoenicopterus roseus is closely related to the American Flamingo and Chilean Flamingo, with which it has sometimes been considered conspecific, but that treatment is now widely seen (e.g., by the American and British Ornithologists' Union) as incorrect and based on a lack of evidence.
Most of the plumage of Phoenicopterus roseus is pinkish-white, but the wing coverts are red and the primary and secondary flight feathers are black. The immature plumage is white with darker shaft-streaks and dark tipped wing-covers.

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-02-09 6:03]

hello Christodoulos

very nice exposer of farm of large flemingo.
i did like this work few years before in DUBAI.
i like to see from u if u got any exposer of singly close up flemingo!tfs
have a nice day.


In India at Gujarat we can see the flamingos they are also the winter visitor.
a spectacular frame! good composition and colour with a good note.

hello Christodoulos
super good 3D picture and good details
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-09 7:22]

Hello Christodoulos,
Very beautiful photo in a great composition. Splendid contrasting colours against the beautiful background.

Hallo Christodoulos,
a very beautiful group of flamingos, very good sharpness and splendid colours, very nice composition
Best nregards

Hello Christodoulos,
A very nice captured of these Greater Flamingos, very nice to see a flock of Flamingos, excellent details sharpness, great depth of filed and beautiful colours, a lovely picture!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

great flock, TFS Ori

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of fantastic group, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Christodoulos,
what a nice photo of these flamingos. Perfect point of view. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-09 9:51]

Hello Christodoulos,
splendid composition with excellent sharpness and perfect light;
beautiful ambientation and nice natural colours. Very well done!

Ciao Christoboulos.
Stupenda foto di questi Fenicotteri con dei colori bellissimi, eccellente nitidezza,molto bella la composizione,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

wow what a site to behold..PINK!! OK now i need to see a close up! :0)

Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful image with so many interesting birds! What I like especially at this capture are the superb natural colors, excellent light and wonderful composition. Well done!

  • Great 
  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-09 14:08]

Hi Christodoulos
the panoramic compo with the nice bg is great, may I suggest to cut even more of the foreground water which gives an even broader panorama and takes away the rather useless oof water

Hello Christodoulos

WOW ! excellent and very beautiful photo of this
group of Greater Flamingos, great POV & DOF,
i love the tight framing on the group,
love to see the scenery of the background,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-02-09 19:07]

Hello Christodoulos!
Wow!what a concentration of flamingos!Nice shot with great sharpness and lovely natural colors.Beautiful POV!Well done!TFS
Regards from,

πανέμορφη στιγμή με υπέροχα χρώματα, το φως που δύσκολα βρίσκεις στη Κερκινη!
καλή σου μέρα Χριστόδουλε

Hello Christodoulos
Beautiful capture with great composition, beautiful colors and great sharpness.
Lighting and contrast very beautiful.
Thank You
Best regards
J. Diogo

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful and picturesque scenery :] Nice composition, colours and lighting, well framed.

Ciao Christodoulos. Magnificent paint here. Colours and tones exciting! Excellent sharp and DOF. Best regards!


Excellent group photo, nicely framed, excellent detail, light and colours. Wonderful birds!
regards yiannis

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-11 21:19]

Hello Christodoulos,
exciting view with lively scenery. I like the masses of these wonderful view.
Very exciting surroundings.


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