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Copyright: Cem Sozer (Comandante) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 841 W: 38 N: 430] (1408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flamingoes, _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, 5 favs. and up, 100 points or more (Chapter 1) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-20 3:15
Viewed: 10156
Favorites: 13 [view]
Points: 171
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken yesterday.Hope you’ll like it.
Infos from Wikipedia.org
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.
2005/05/19 16:15:15.9
JPEG (8-bit)
Original Image Size: (2816 x 2120)
Focal Length: 200mm
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/2000 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: Manual
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached

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  • Great 
  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-20 3:31]

Hi Cem, very nice work. You got very nice colors. Reflections are eye-catching. I wonder why the shadow of the flamingo is black. I imagine this composition with a red reflection ... would be fantastic.
Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-20 3:33]

Beau et original portrait pour ce magnifique flamant. Les ondes autour du bec sont superbes. Belles couleurs et bonne netteté.
Wonderful, interesting & well done Cem !!! The title is good too ;-)

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-20 3:48]

Great idea Cem! Very refreshing portrait of this beautifull bird. Composition and quality are first class. I like waves on water - it looks like tsunami for ants, indeed :-) TFS!

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-20 3:53]

Exquisite picture, Cem. The bird is gorgeous, and I love the way he is looking at you from the corner of his eye. The ripples in the water are great. Super crisp details, perfect exposure, excellent composition. Well done. : )

Outstanding Cem. Great POV giving just the head. Wonderful colour. I like the rings in the water. Adds a nice effect. Good eye contact. Excellent work. Thanks

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-20 4:04]

Hello Cem!
Very nice work with harmonious title.Colors,reflection and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-20 4:16]

Hi Cem. Good to see the reactions on the water - good title! Great composition of your flamingo. I like your POV and the details and colours are very good. Well shown, thank you.

Merhaba Cem, çok keyifli bir fotoğraf ve sunum olmuş, tebrik ederim. Selam ve sevgilerimle, Cengiz...

New photo at last ;-)
I love the title. Photo is really great. POV and composition could't have been better.
I like it very much.
Well done!

Belle photo Cem !
J'aime beaucoup. De belles couleurs.
Merci du partage.

Critical moment and great composition, there are still flamingo shots to be exploited I see, all it takes is visionarism ...

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-20 5:59]

Très jolie et vraiment originale.


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-20 6:20]

Hello Cem,

It's great to see a post from your hand again! The wrinkles in the water are really good and make this photo into something different. Colors are great and details are razorsharp. Exposure is perfect. You did really well. TFS!


Hello Cem. This a very unique POV for a head shot profile. Excellent details, sharpness and colors..You've caught a nice reflection and this flamingo seems to be looking at you. Great eye contact. Very good job on this! TFS

  • Great 
  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-20 7:46]

Hello Cem!
You did a wonderfull photo i like it, vivid colors, details are razorsharp and exposure is perfect the title is great too, very well done 11/10 :-)


  • Great 
  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-20 7:48]

A great capture Cem,
Excellent composition and POV,nice vivid colours.
Superb work,very well done.

Magnífica foto, não preciso comentar.

Excelent shot, Cem.
I see you had time to shoot after a football match. LOL
Excelent work, hey, ISO 200, is best for the S5000. From experience. LOL


Great picture, Cem
Very good abd unique POV. Well composed, nice colours and good details.
Excellent work.

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-20 12:50]

Excellent shot Cem! Great title too. The composition is very attractive and the colours of the bird against the ripples and water really gives it a kick, very well done.

Very original image, Cem. It's simply beautiful, very well composed, and the overall feeling is striking. I love the eye looking at you inquisitely. Congratulations.

Hello Cemm
Very nice composition.
Incredible eyes.

A very original shot Cem,
Really good exposure, detail and colour. The composition is spot on. This is a great capture, and well titled.
Thanks for posting

  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-05-21 2:38]

Hello Cem.
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
A very original PoV.

Extremely original composition, a funny title, the photograph clear, graphic and is well realized

  • Great 
  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-05-21 9:31]

Trés originale photo de flamant Cem, le contraste des couleurs est superbe, trés bon piqué et cadrage. Didier.

  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-05-21 13:22]

It's the combination of red color, magic eye and rings in the water that makes this photo brilliant!
Well done.


  • Great 
  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-05-21 16:22]

Muito boa composição... cores... contraste... nitidez... Ótima foto.

Tack sharp details, Cem. Exceptional water texture and ripples. Very nicely done.

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-22 18:42]

Cem, how great it is to come to know you posted another photo.

And this one is great too.

Excellent colors, composition and sharpness.

  • Great 
  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-05-23 5:15]

Hi Cem, of cos I like it, she is pretty, great shot of her, nice reflection, colours and the water rippers! Superb shot! TFS

Very nice colors, sharpness, and interesting subject and great note. Thanks!

Woooow Cem!
I missed this photo because I was out for couple days!
Just superb shot!

  • Great 
  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2005-05-25 13:17]

wonderful photo. Like from bird lexicon.

  • Great 
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-05-25 14:27]

Hi Cem - Very clever title
Nice pic of this flamingo - they are difficult to photograph, being so out of proportion Great exposure and the eye is magic! TFS

  • Great 
  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2005-05-25 22:43]

Simply beautiful!!! ***

Çarpıcı bir an ve güzel fotoğraflanmış.Oldukcada beğeni kazanmış.Tebrikler..Selamlar..

  • Great 
  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-05-31 13:10]

Wonderful shot Cem,i must say you have good eye for composition.Very well taken shot with good details.

  • Great 
  • Rusty (67)
  • [2005-06-07 20:15]

Fantastic shot. The water ripple effect is excellent, and the composition is perfect!

Great shot Cem!! Very unique. I like the off-centre head, and the rings in the water. Well done

hello:) I didnt see it before:( what's the pity:( shame on me:( I like ur photo:) great shot:) exellent colours:) and DOF:) really I love this one:)


Nice, like the detail.

Very good and creative shot Cem. Yes this one is a winner. Very nice work.

Regards Steve.

What a great touch!
Amazing colours,superb composition.

The ripples in the water make for a very intriguing photograph. The red color of the flamingo is very nice, clear and sharp photo. Well done.

  • Great 
  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-06-14 11:53]

Very nice photography
I like the colours and the details.

Hey Cem, perfect sharpness, great color and excellent POV. I love the ripples in the water. Nice post...speaking of which, when are we going to see something of yours again??


Hi Cem, I lost this great shot, I like the photo, ans I like the title. For my modest taste a litle frame would be perfect. Thanks very much for shring this one.

Excellent details & sharpness, perfect composition and great colours.
Fantastic work!
Well done, Cem.

  • Great 
  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-06-29 18:46]

Goz rengi,kirmizi ve suyun renk ve dalgalanmasi muthis bir portre olmus.Eline saglik.Tesekkurler bizimle paylastigin icin:)

make it 103 points! :-)
wonderful photo, cem!
absolute superb flamingo portrait!
thanx 4 sharing this perfect shot
with us,

  • Great 
  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-08 5:00]

Superb photo. Very nice composition, sharpness and beautiful colors. Great moment.

Great shot Cem. The colours and the reflections in the water are so perfect. Lovely composition. Very well done!

I'm not sure my contribution here will be very useful to you, as obviously this pic was more than warmly welcomed.. ;-)
I just wished to congratulate you for your talent, because you captured a very artistic and unusual shot at the very moment when this flamango could bring something different to the image.

Hi Cem!!
Your note is perfect.
The photo is very nice too. Great choice of the theme and wonderful colors.
Your camera is the same of mine! I like it very much and you?

The effect of the photo is stunning! The bright red of the feathers and the circles in the water, perfect. No wonder this pic already has 111 point up till now.

Great definition and composition. Very well done Cem. Take care, Yan

Hi Cem,

Very nice shot, great details and colors.


  • Great 
  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-07-27 6:46]
  • [2]

Hello Cem!
Magnificent capture.Well seen and captured.Details,vivid colors,sharpness and clever title are wonderful.Thanks for posting.

Well Cem I missed this one almost,
it's a fantastic good composing shot, very good with details, with cropping and with colours, fantastic pov, very good photo, with my compliments.
gr. jaap

I think this picture needs no comment. The picture speaks for itself (as does the rating :)). Great shot. Very original POV. Love the title. TFS

  • Great 
  • afoni Silver Star Critiquer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 0] (238)
  • [2005-08-03 4:16]
  • [+]

Mukemmel bir an makinanizin performansi harika kac metreden cektiniz merak ettim.Basarilar dost selamlar...

perfect! i like the concentric ripple made by this gorgeous bird. TFS!

Selam Cem,

Gerçekten çok güzel bir fotoğraf.Renkleri,detayları ve kompozisyonu mükemmel.Başlıkta çok iyi.Tebrikler


  • Great 
  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-16 15:52]
  • [2]

Hi Cem! Suberb photo...Nıce work

Hi Cem, this is a great image, close in, sharp, detailed and full of movement. I love it. Superb timing, exposure, colours and DOF. Did you have this image in mind before you took it or was it a case of 'seeing it' as it happened before you? Great title too. Really excellent capture :)

Top notch composition with a wonderful POV and very vivid colours. The reflection of the bird and the ripples are a wonderful addition. Simply brilliant. TFS

Hello Cem,
Such vibrant colours of the Flamingo and yet the image communicates a feeling of calm and serenity.

B R A V O !!


  • Great 
  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-09-29 18:41]

Just superb - nothing else I can say here :-)

Wow great shot. I love the composition and the colors and the reflections. Very striking photo.



A good I dea for a photo, yet so simple. I like it a lot. I think I'll try one the next time I see a flamingo....


Amazing DOF, POV, colors, the efect in the water, the lightness.... everything perfect !!!



Maravillosa foto.

  • Great 
  • saguzar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
  • [2005-12-15 17:56]
  • [2]

Simply amazing. Wonderful photo. No more words.

Wonderful capture.POV,details,sharpness and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

superb image well taken

Bonjour Cem
Beau et original portrait pour ce magnifique flamant. Les ondes autour du bec sont superbes. Belles couleurs et bonne netteté.
Bravo et merci

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-10 19:53]

Hi Cem.
Nice work with beautifull bird.Composition and quality are first class.
Excellent work.


great capture, I really like the colors in this photo, the ripples in the whater and the shadows tie it all together. Great Job, TFS.

Great shot! Bravo.
Thank for critique.

Hi Cem,
An outstanding composition with amazing colours and sharp details. The beauty and the reflection on water remind me of Narcissus.
Thank you for sharing

ha ha ha great title! It's a very clever idea!
It's amaizing! Great colours, composition, perspective...
Have a good week!
Thanks Ana:)

Hello, Cem. This is a stunning photo of the flamingo. Excellent use of the reflection with a great POV, detail, composition and colour. Very inspiring! TFS

Hello Cem!
Wonderful capture.I liked idea,title and composition very much.Very well done!Thanks for sharing.

  • Great 
  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-05-03 22:57]
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Hi Cem, I just can say that this is an art photo, Juan

very artistic shot. Very well composed . Brilliant colors.

  • Great 
  • ma-at Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 26] (142)
  • [2006-06-24 13:34]

Had a link to this from liquid sunshine...I can see why, what a shot!`Well executed.

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