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Greater Flamingo


Greater Flamingo
Photo Information
Copyright: Ali Alieslam (greyowl) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 17] (107)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 55-250
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-24 4:27
Viewed: 3820
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Phoenicopterus rubber
Family:Phoenicopteridae

During the winter tens of thousands of Greater Flamingos migrate to Irans wetlands and lakes to scape the lack of food in the cold north lands. their beautiful plumage and way of feeding are very famous for birdlovers. These birds usually lay two white eggs. Their nests are located above the water and are made of mud and are cone-shaped. These famous pink birds can be found in warm, watery regions on many continents.Their bent bills allow them to feed on small organisms—plankton, tiny fish, fly larvae, and the likes in muddy flats or shallow waters.Their flight is incredibly beautiful - they fly in lines while their extremely long legs and necks are held horizontally. They live in flocks and apart from flying they are able to swim as well.

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nice evening light, TFS Ori

very nice composition and colours,
birds reflection in the water is great!
septimiu

hello Ali

Quite a unique composition showing the stacking of the bird and really good capture under the diminishing light from the side, giving a little shadow on the body, with the jagged reflection on the water.

tfs, bill

Hi dear Ali ,
So nice shot.
Great details and nice light.
Well captured.
Kind regards
Saeed

  • Great 
  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-12-25 8:59]

very beautiful. thanks for sharing this beauty

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