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Lesser Flamingo


Lesser Flamingo
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-06 1:01
Viewed: 2266
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Phoenicopterus minor (Lesser Flamingo)

Distribution and habitat: Occupies patches of India, Pakistan, the Arabian Gulf coast and sub-Saharan Africa, isolated along the coast of West Africa but otherwise occurring from Eritrea and Ethiopia through Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Angola to southern Africa. Here it is locally abundant in western and northern Namibia, central Zimbabwe, central and southern Botswana, central and western South Africa and southern and eastern Mozambique. It generally favours open, eutrophic and shallow wetlands, coastal mudflats, salt works and sewage treatment plants, while exclusively breeding on salt pans and saline lakes.

Movements and migrations: Its movements are fairly well understood, as it moves at night in response to a thunderstorm flooding the pan it was occupying, often heading to the only large and regularly used breeding sites in southern Africa: the Etosha Pan (Namibia) and Sua Pan (Botswana).

Threats: Near-threatened globally due to decreases in populations across Africa, with a decrease of 27% in southern Africa between 1970-1994. The Sua Pan colony is seriously threatened by soda ash mining which lowers the water level, while in Namibia pesticides, increasing human population and lowering water levels are the major threats. Colonies are highly sensitive to disturbance, in fact smaller ones may be deserted because a plane flew over too low.
Best Regards,

Bungbing.
[Info: http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/birds/phoenicopteridae/phoenicopterus_minor.htm]

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Hello Bunyapon
Congratulations for the great shot, great details
and also the still water, well done
Hello Nico

Ciao Bunyapon. very good detailed capture with amazing shaded tones and excellent managment of the white.

Roberto

Very good photo of the flamingo, excellent detail and good light. What an eye! regards yiannis

hello Bungbing
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
greeting lou

Ciao Bungbing, lovely flamingo in nice walking pose, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-06 8:58]

Hello Bungbing,
Very nice photo of this Lesser Flamingo. Good sharpness, DOF and composition. Excellent composition.
Regards,
Peter

Hi Bunyapon,
excellent photo of this bird. Nice colours and point of view. Many details.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

Beautiful photo Bungbing! Good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness. The lighting is fantastic.
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-06 10:59]

Hello Bungbing.
Really great capture of this Flamingo . Very nice lighting and sharp details. Excellent composition.
Best regards Siggi

Hallo Bunyapon,
a very beautiful capture of the Lesser Flamingo taken from an excellent point of view with fine details and marvellous colours
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-07 9:10]

A beautiful flamingo and a very good pic,whit the best light balance for the best white and a nice walking position too,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Bunyapon,
Fantastic shot of this beautiful Flamingo. Fantastic detail with the water drop hanging from the beak. I like those eyes. Very well done and tfs. Have a great weekend.
Regards
Natley

Hello Bungbing,
A interesting bird and nice capture. The details are impressive.
Perfect catch from a nice low POV.
Lovely white colors ans excellent sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Bonjour Bungbing,
Très belle valorisation du sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier la délicatesse des couleurs et la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

Hello Bunyapon,
A beautiful capture of this bird taken from a good POV with natural colours, excellent sharpness and fine details. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Hi Bungbing,
Excellent capture of the Flamingo in stride. Beautiful colours, detail and BG.
Regards and enjoy your weekend,
Carl

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