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Phoenicopterus roseus 7

Phoenicopterus roseus 7
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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: 2012-03-10
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-10 5:10
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Points: 54
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Phoenicopterus roseus Pallas, 1811.
Greater Flamingo

Phoenicopterus roseus (family Phoenicopteridae) is the largest species of flamingo averaging 110–150 cm (43–60 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.

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).

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Hello Christodoulos,
I have the impression that the flamingo has the longest feet in birds.

Hello Chris,

Hope you are well. This is a wonderful snapshot brother. Seems like the bird is walking on land perhaps it is depth of field. The colours of Greater Flamingo are very lovely and the blurred background has made the bird more prominent. This one is a keeper. Thanks a lot for sharing a fine photo....take care....warmest regards/Abid

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-10 5:32]

Hi Chris,

Very vivid colors and sharp representation of this flamengo. I also like the pov.


Hello Christodoulos,
A Beautiful composition in splendid clarity that actually enhances your object due to the contradicting colour of the OOF BG my friend. The bird's colours are just beautiful.
Best regards,

This one is one of my favorite species Christodoulos...good day. The elegance of his stature is proverbial. As usually great image from one of the greatest cameras to that moment which compliments your technical skills. Great. If I had to demand a bit more from that scene is to see the both legs of the bird nicely exposed. The element of misters is not optimally executed in my opinion....I mean that foreground plant which is out of focus almost blend with the background in every aspect, and that strengthens the false inclusion that the Flamingo's lag has been erased rather than disappears between the vegetation. But hey, Christodoulos it is a wonderful capture other than that.
George Veltchev

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-10 7:21]

Hello Christodoulos ,
very nice colors that depict the beauty and the excitement of this image.
Excellent work and the dramatic low angle is a definite excitement.


amazing contrasty capture, TFS Ori

hello Christodoulos
very good sharpness picture with beautiful colours
great details and very nice light
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)
  • [2012-03-10 7:44]

Hello Christodoulos,
Veru beautiful photo of this Greater Flamingo in excellent sharpness and beautiful saturated colours. Taken from a great low POV, which make the smooth for- and background very special here.

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of beautiful flamingo, fantastic colors, fine details andsplendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Chris,
pose is excellent, great work. Very good sharpness, details, colours and composition.

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-03-10 9:49]

Hi Christodoulos

youve got a great subject here. beautifull colors and pose of this bird. I like the out of focus foreground. But it looks a bit hard. Wouldve been nice to soften it a bit more. (i know, almost impossible, but still... Would be nice..)


Hi Christodoulos,
beautiful photo of this flamingo. Amazing colours. Great composition!
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Christodoulos. This is a magnificient paint MF. Faboulouse light and colours. Excellente DOF.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-10 12:12]

Hello Christodoulos,
very nice photo, superb composition and pov, great sharpness and nice detail. beautiful colors.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos,
Wonderful bird with unusual colors for my region.....in my country many birds are very good camouflaged. Interesting photographers note and useful. Splendid details, clarity and very good focus.

Hello Christodoulos
Beautiful capture of this flamingo.Great POv,wonderful colors and lighting.
Thank You.
Best regards

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-03-10 12:41]

Hi Christodoulos
Very nice foreground, looks very natural

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-10 15:26]

A magnificent capture whit a super focus on the flamingo,perfect light balance for the best white,impressives details and a nice and soft background.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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Bonjour Christodoulos,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une belle lumière faisant resplendir de splendides couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Christodoulos
The flamingo is always a striking bird with lots of attraction to it, and your image once again shows all its beauty to the best. The assortment of pink's in its plumage is lovely and soft on the eye. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Christodoulos

Beautiful photo of the Greater Flamingo,
fine POV and framing, beautiful light,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Chris, Absolutely fabulous image of one of my favourite Birds The Greater Flamingo my good friend, excellent rich colour tones, lovely out of focus and in-keeping background, splendid sharpness with good clarity, great stuff here Chris and have a wonderful week,
Best Regards,


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-03-12 1:04]

Beautiful specimen, expertly captured.



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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-03-12 3:24]

Majestuosa y elegante!! With a magic light and beautifull colors. Another great picture. Thank you for sharing it and Congratulation. Un saludo.

Hello Christodoulos.
Such a beautiful bird shot exhibiting fine colors and vivid details. The shallow focus is amazing against the silenced background.
Thanks and kind regards.

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