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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Baby Animals 3, 100 points or more (Chapter 1) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-08 11:32
Viewed: 6163
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 175
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken at Darıca 3 months before.It’s not a very sharp and clear photo but I think it’s an interesting moment.I liked the composition and hope you’ll like it too.


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Phoenicopteridae
Genus: Phoenicopterus


Phoenicopterus roseusPhoenicopterus minorPhoenicopterus jamesiPhoenicopterus andinusPhoenicopterus chilensisPhoenicopterus ruber
Flamingos (genus Phoenicopterus monotypic in family Phoenicopteridae) are gregarious wading birds, usually 3–5 feet in height, found in both the western and eastern hemispheres. They are more numerous in the latter, but there are four species in the Americas against two in the Old World. Flamingos live in large flocks in aquatic areas.
The larger species breed and feed in saline or brackish habitats. Nests are made of compacted mud and are in the form of a mound with a concave top, into which the single white egg is laid.
Flamingos filter-feed on shellfish and algae. Their oddly-shaped beaks are specially adapted to separate mud and silt from the food they consume, and are uniquely used upside-down. The filtering of food items is assisted by hairy structures called lamellae which line the mandibles, and the large rough-surfaced tongue.
The young hatch with white plumage, but the feathers of a flamingo in adulthood range from light pink to bright red, due to carotenoids obtained from their food supply. All flamingos have 12 black flight feathers in each wing.
Flamingos produce a “milk” like pigeon milk (see Columbidae). It contains more fat and less protein than the latter does, and it is produced in glands lining the whole of the upper digestive tract, not just the crop. Young flamingos feed on this milk for about two months until their bills are developed enough to filter feed. The milk also contains red and white blood cells.


Camera Model: Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Date/Time: 9/11/2005 5:01:52 PM
Shooting Mode:Sports
Tv( Shutter Speed ):1/400
Av( Aperture Value ):5.0
Metering Mode:Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation:0
ISO Speed:400
Lens: 100.0 - 400.0 mm
Focal Length:235.0 mm
White Balance Mode: Auto
AF Mode:AI Servo AF
Drive Mode:Continuous shooting

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-08 11:46]

Hello Şebnem, that´s a very nice capture. Excellent colours and very good sharp details. Composition and POV/DoF are great also. Very well done.TFS:)

Hi Sebnem,
this shot is so lovely and I like the look and the eye of the mother. Very good moment, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Sebnem,

Finaly, an image from you, it's been awhile.
Beautiful capture and well done on the composition. Excellent work

I did a w.s. Mike's special sauce. ;)


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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-12-08 12:25]

harika bir görüntü, çok güzel bir fotoğraf...
şahane bir kompozisyon...
herşey yerli yerinde...
eline sağlık...

Nice POV. Mother and baby. Yeah, soft focus (but not blured; sharpness is enough). Composition overall very good.

Regards, Petru

This is a very nice image, I like how the picture has captured a motherly love moment. My mom used to feed me like that. :)

Hi Sebnem

Running late this morning. A very quick critique. Nice work. Good colours, nicely composed with clear detail. Sharpness is spot on. TFS.

Excellent shot Sebnem, excellent sharpness, details and colours, nice bg and contrast. This is an excellent composition and great POV. Very well done, thanks for sharing.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-08 13:13]

Interesting moment it is! Sebnem!
Looks well framed and captured to me.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-08 13:54]

Hi Sebnem, good you see another posting from you...
This is beautiful, it is a wonderful moment showing mother and child in action. Colours and details are great. Well shown, thank you

Lovely shot Sebnem!
Maybe technically not entirelly perfect, but has excellent framing and first of all great moment captrued.
I like it very much!

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2005-12-08 14:17]


Well done. You captured the intimacy between mother and babe very well. Great clarity and detail. Very nice composition.



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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-08 14:27]

HI Sebnem, at last another post!

I love the moment here, it's great. It shows affection and caring. The composition is pretty nice too. It's a hard one to expose so I think you did pretty well.

It's a beautiful moment.

Hi Sebnem,
What a wonderful treat to have another post from you.
You say that this isn't very sharp and clear...I think the young baby flamingo is perfectly sharp and clear. The exposure on the adult is a touch over, and the appearance of softness could be a caused by the BG.
I think it's a fantastic capture Sebnem. Wonderfully composed.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

Yoa have captured a great moment which offered a wonderful composition. I like the lights and the square crop.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards, Felipe.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-08 18:57]

Hi Sebnem,
Very nice scene, and great capture moment,
good details and natural colours,
excellent framing.
Well done and have a nice weekend!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-09 1:20]

What a fantastic shot, Sebnem. Very unique and well captured. A tender moment. I like it very much. TFS. : )

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-09 1:34]

I was waiting for a new post from you for a long time. And I made well await since this photograph is superb. The composition is at its best. The gestural of the birds is very gracious.
A work of artist, Sebnem.
Thank you for sharing a so beautifull picture and for the enjoyment which it give to me.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-12-09 2:39]

Hello Şebnem!
Very nice capture again!Everythings are great.I waiting your new capture.Thanks for posting...

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-09 3:04]

Sebnem, my friend, new photo at least! I'm really glad that you found time to post it! Beautifull, touching moment, great composition. Note is also very good. Best wishes to you!

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-12-09 4:24]

Very nice moment Sebnem. Perfect composition and focus. TFS

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-12-09 4:59]

Sebnem bonjour, stunning capture, composition and colors are perfect. The position of these two neck is amazing!! Very well done . Congratulations Didier.

A very nice pose and composition. Touching moment captured here. I think the photo could benefit from a little sharpening though. I did a quick WS. Please tell me what you think.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-09 13:05]

Sebnem, this is indeed a lovely and great moment.

Excellent pov, composition and bg.

A tender moment, a great image.

Wonderful picture of this flamingo, and so close! Well done!

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-09 18:28]

Very nice scene you captured, the BG is strange though, looks almost motion-blurred and this does not fit with this scene somehow. Composition is excellent, detail is good.

Hi Sebnem,
A very beautiful composition! Perfect timing to get this tender pose with mother and chick. The colors are well saturated, and detail looks good. Excellent shot!

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-12-10 0:04]

Hi Sebnem.
wonderful composition, excellent colors and details, is a very nice capture.

Hi Sebnem, good as usualy. Very nice motive.

yes Sebnem this is a master piece,
very good capture, fantastic crop,fantastic pov with a good dof, realy fantastic job,
gr. jaap

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-12-10 8:23]

Hello Sebnem,
Very nice moment it is, i like your composition. Colours & details are great , very well done,

Best wishes,

Hello Sebnem,
In deed - the scenery and the right moment
is the star here. I never recognized before who thin and long the neck of these beautifull birds really is. TFS Thomas

So sweet. Flamingoes are beatiful birds!

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-12-10 10:16]

Hello Şebnem!
Very cute scane.I liked pose of flamingoes,blurred BG,clear eyes and composition very much.Thanks for posting.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-12-10 12:45]

Hi Sebnem,
very nice photo. Friends all told You. I like it a lot, too. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-12-10 16:44]

Excellent pose, very beautiful composition,
amazing colors. Perfect. Thanks for posting.

Hello Sebnem, Very nice moment captured. Well exposed with good detail..Well done & Thank You. Merry Christmas!

Hello Sebnem!
It's very unusual moment! Great scene- fantastic moment!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-12-11 18:24]

Hello Sebnem,
Excellent composition - long awaited contribution from you :-)

Very interesting catch Shebnem. Good colours sharpness and details. Your DOF is good and so is your POV. Wonderful picture.

Hello Şebnem!
Very cute scane and cature.Moment you caught,clear eyes,POV and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-12-13 17:47]

Hi Sebnem,
Nice flamingo shot with nice colors,focus,frame,dof,note and blurred bg.TFS

Hi Sebnem!
excelent moment! The true "decisive moment". It's sharp and clear!!!
The nature is wonderful!

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-12-15 22:16]

Excelente momento. Muito bom instantâneo. Nitidez. POV - Composição. Cores.
Um trabalho maravilhoso.
Muito bom!!!
Excellent moment. Very good instantaneous. Clearness. POV - Composition. Colors.
A wonderful work.
Very good!!!

Olá Sebnem,
bela foto, nitidez incrível, ótima composição!!

Francisco Sales

Hi :)
Fantastic photo..very sensitive..I like it a lot

Merhaba Şebnem abla,Gene çok güzel bir fotoğraf.Tabi artık alıştığımız için senden geldiğini görünce nasıl olsa mükemmel gene diyerek açıyorum.Anne flamingonun yüz mimikleri olmadığındandır sanırım çok sinirli bakmış sanki.Belki gaganın şeklinden böyle gözüküyordur.Her neyse gene tebrikler

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2005-12-24 10:25]

Very touching picture Sebnem, it's very well seen and very well done, a great momment! Thanks !


Hi Sebnem!
Have a Great merry Christmas!!!

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  • Avare Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 4 N: 75] (514)
  • [2005-12-26 6:34]

Hello Sebnem,
You're right, that's a excellent composition.Congratulations and TFS.

This shot is fit for NG cover! A very beautiful moment captured so nicely. very sharp and well expsoed. TFS!


Nice picture. Like the POV. As you already mentioned, sharpness could be improved somewhat.
Well done,

Amazing capture of the mother feeding the baby. Great detail and DOF. Well done, Sebnem!


P.S. Happy New Year!

Hello Sebnem
What a lovely image of these flamigos ! You ha d a good idea to post this picture. The quality is not so bad and for sur the moment is great!! Well done and Happy New Year!!

Wonderful family portrait. The constrast in feather texture and color between the mother and young is great. Well done.

Hello Sebnem,
Very nice picture, great capture and moment. I like it very much. Good colours and sharpness.

Superbe !
Et étrange forme, a croire que tout est a l'envers dans cette photo.

Hello Sebnem...
WOW! You have done the most awesome bird photography! This is one of them, with very good timing... Colours and details are great and the cropping is dynamic!
Greetings from Norway...
Pablo -

Well, Sebnem, what can I say - it is an asolutely fantastic image!!! Great!!

The composition is good and I like of colours.
Nice POV.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-01-04 9:51]

Hi Sebnem
What a moment to capture.Love the POV&Composition!!

Lucky you to have such a chance.
Great coloring
Good compo
Excellent in all aspects.

WOW. POV is great. and the background is perfect. Composition couldn't be better.

Really like this shot


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-09 12:39]

What a wonderful and interesting photo that you have well done ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-01-11 17:09]

Hi Sebnem,

Very nice shot, wonderful!

TFS :-)

A perfectly wonderful moment captured by the right photographer, Sebnem!

Congratulations, and thank you.

This is a perfect shot and special too. The details and sharpness are perfect. Very well done.

great and original photo very good

The spanish users Galba and Baltar recommended to me to watch your photos, and I am really very good, this likes specially.
A beautiful image, excellent composition. Congratulations for your work and thanks to share it with all we.
We waited for more photos yours like this.

Hi Sebnem!
Super photo! Great composition, colors. Perfect details, POV and DOF. Excellent work!
TFS ;-)

Merhaba Şebnem hanım,
Sitenin en güzel fograflarından biri.Herşeyi ile mükemmel...Teşekkürler.Selamlar.Hilmi Yıldırım

Bonjour Sebnem
Une merveilleuse photo que ce Joli Flammant rose qui sembje après s'embrassé ,Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-04-09 22:14]

Hello Sebnem!

Nice moment you capture here. Focus and exposure are good, and composition is well balanced.

Great picture and TFS.

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  • ele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 15 N: 15] (382)
  • [2006-04-18 2:09]

very good ,excelent

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-15 16:37]

Hi Sebnem
I must have missed this beautiful shot. Great composition and catch. Good colours, details, sharpnes, POV and note.
Well done my friend


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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-05-26 18:22]
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Hi Sebnem
It's great.You always catch wonderful moment.

excelent capture and coloure photo;_)

Lovely pic. Exceltent pose. Interesting. And GOOD POV and composition.Maybe the young one could have been made a little lighter in some PP work (I like it the way it is too)

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-08-17 11:12]

hi dew77
lovely models and superb exposure. sincere and natural composition. POV, DOF, BG, colours, details and focus are great. in addition there is informative note. congratulations
thanks for sharing

Hello Sebnem,
What a great moment you caught. This is a very tender and beautiful picture! I like this POV and composition a lot. Well seen and well done. Thanks,

Hello Sebnem,
A great 'decisive moment' to cite Cartier-Bresson again...

Good composition and perfect timing. Nice colors and focus. Regards, Yvonne

Hi Sebnem, lovely photo of those flamingos in love, wonderful composition
Ciao Silvio

Yes, I like it too very much.
It is a most unusual photo.
Very pleasant to see it.
Love the colours on the mother feeding its chick.
Best regards,

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-01-20 9:58]

merhaba sebnem hanım
Güzel fotolarınıza baktıkça bakası geliyor insanın...tebrikler herşey mükemmel selamlar

Shebnem You have a wonderfull portfolio its really inspiring to look through. This is an excellent shot the POV is perfect and timing superb. Lovely detail and great background TFS Selamlar Necip.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-13 11:44]

Hi Sebnem.
I like to see you again after a long delay together with us. I also like this so expressive picture of fine touching subject and tremendous at its beauty BG. Lighting, delicate colour palette, amazing combination of sharpness and blurriness testify the great taste and skillfulness of author of this masterpiece. My best wishes and TFS.

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