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Pink Lesser Flamingos

Pink Lesser Flamingos
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Copyright: Andrew Orme (orme) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 56] (188)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus C-730 UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Aquatic Birds - Aves Acuáticas, Flamingoes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-09 22:45
Viewed: 7986
Points: 32
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Kowloon Park provides a welcome rest from the crowds of Tsim Sha Tsui. It was once the site of the Whitfield barracks - home to British and Indian troops - but is now a pleasant city park. It has Chinese style gardens, an aviary, an outdoor sculpture exhibit, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The bird lake which is crowded with beautiful pink lesser flamingos and ducks is particularly striking.

The Lesser Flamingo is the most abundant of all flamingos and is usually pink in colour. It is the smallest of the four flamingoes - standing at about 40 inches tall - but they retain the characteristic flamingo shape with long stilt-like legs, a long neck, a bent bill, and a large body. They can bathe their entire bodies in shallow fresh water! Like all flamingos, the Lesser flamingo has webbed feet, but unlike the Andean and James' flamingos, it has a hind toe called a hallux.

Tech: Cropped, resized and sharpened.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-08-10 2:35]

A very beautiful image of this Flamingos Andrew, very sharp and colourful, good cropped too.
Thanks for sharing.

Nice image Andrwew.
Good colors and sharp.
Good job

This is a nice shot. Great detail. The crop a bit tight, just a nit. Still a nice shot. Thanx for sharing.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-10 6:27]

Nice one. good composition and colour. I like the refections in the water too. I wish those bins/pots weren't in the background, but it's still very good.

I like it Andrew,
Very nice coposed, good colours, very good cropping, really nice job you did.
points later

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-10 7:26]

Siempre los flamencos integran una gran imagen.
Bellos colores, buena definicion y encuadre.
Lástima los objetos que aparecen arriba (cestos de residuos?).... aunque no eran evitables lamentablemente.
Bien hecho Andrew!

The flamenco ones always integrate a great image.
Beautiful colors, good definition and frame.
Pity the objects that appear (baskets of sweepings?).... although they were not avoidable lamentably.
Well Done Andrew!

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-10 15:03]

Hi Andrew
You stay with the light colouerd birds. These are difficult to expose. Shoot the colourful one for us that I am sure you have plenty of in China! He, he! The black BG works very well here and the birds look splendid. I blame the dof on the camera, you needed at least f16 or smaller. The 4 birds + the reflection gives you the uneven amount and realy makes this. I would clone out the pots in the back!

Very nice one, Andrew. The graceful posing of the flamingos is always a joy to see, and combined with the reflections makes for a pleasing photo. Good retention of details in the almost white plumage, and great note. Well done.

It would entail quite a clone job to get rid of the pots as suggested by Callie, as there would be the reflection to deal with, too. But, of course, the shot would have been "cleaner" without the pond edge.
Pleasant foursome with very good exposure of the light colours, DOF on the short side, but probably what's within the bounds of possibility with your camera?
These blokes look real sleepy ;-))

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 50 N: 47] (130)
  • [2004-08-12 8:11]

Nice picture here,great color on the flamingos and good composition!!Only the background seems to disturbing to me .. nevertheless a good picture !!

ils ont numerotés comme un départ de course....rire...bonne idée que voilà de présenter des flamants roses sur TN pas encore vu...les couleurs et le rendu de l'action est bien ressenti...
je vais vous poser une question??? savez vous pourquoi les flamants sont roses??? c'est très sérieux...je vous laisse reflechir jusque demain...je repasse voir si vous avez trouvé la réponse...à bientôt...amicalement BI

Such a pretty bird....

And this one is great,well captured with a strong and nice contrast,beautiful and sharo,nicely done,Andrew

Magnific picture.

Lovely sharpness and a great pale pink color. Do these not eat shrimp? That is what gives the characteristic orangish-pink color I think.

I would have cloned out the leg bands but it's a minor detail. Thanks for sharing!


Salam Andrew
Very nice shot & colour
Good focuse & sharpnes

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