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E l e g a n c e in Pink

E l e g a n c e in Pink
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Copyright: Shelby Morris (shelbee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 269 W: 62 N: 532] (3814)
Rodzaj: Miejsca
Medium: Kolorowe
Data wykonania: 2007-04-23
Kategorie: Ważne momenty, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Aparat: Sony Cybershot DSC-F717
Naświetlenie: f/5.0, 1/60 sekund
More Photo Info: [view]
Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
Temat(y): Flamingos real or not!, TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD [view contributor(s)]
Dodano: 2007-04-24 19:41
Oglądane: 1802
Punkty: 70
[Noty - Informator] Notatki Autora
This is a flamingo at the San Antonio zoo. They were far away so I used my zoom almost as far as it would go!

*With their bright feathers and strongly hooked bills, flamingos are among the most easily recognized waterbirds. Their pink or reddish color comes from the rich sources of carotenoid pigments (like the pigments of carrots) in the algae and small crustaceans that the birds eat. The Caribbean flamingos Phoenicopterus ruber ruber are the brightest, showing their true colors of red, pink, or orange on their legs, bills, and faces.

*Long legs let flamingos wade into deeper water than most other birds to look for food. And speaking of food, the flamingo also has very distinctive eating habits. The bill is held upside down in the water. The flamingo feeds by sucking water and mud in at the front of its bill and then pumping it out again at the sides. Here, briny plates called lamellae act like tiny filters, trapping shrimp and other small water creatures for the flamingo to eat. The smaller puna Phoenicopparrus jamesi, Andean Phoenicopparrus andinus, and lesser flamingos Phoeniconaias minor have deeper bills and stiff lamellae. This helps them filter very fine particles, such as algae, through their bill and keep bigger particles out. Caribbean, greater Phoenicopterus ruber, and Chilean flamingos Phoenicopterus chilensis are larger and feed mostly on invertebrates such as brine flies, shrimps, and mollusks. They get these food items from the bottom mud by wading in shallow water. Sometimes they swim to get their food, and sometimes by “upending” (tail feathers in the air, head underwater) like ducks.
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Hey Shelby,

Excellent shot, vivid, detailed, nicely done.


and he turned out to be 'Pefect model':)
EXCELLENT WORK like always!!!
thanks for sharing

Hello Shelby!
Great colours, clarity and perspective!
Lovely composition!
Excellent done!

Beautiful. Excellent capture. Very sharp and detailled.
Nice work on the BG. makes the bird stick out.

Hi Shelby,
Great color and details. Good composition and saturation also.

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-04-24 20:25]

great shot nice colours and comp, the black background works well, framing nice to

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  • Lee1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 185 W: 20 N: 111] (541)
  • [2007-04-24 20:55]

Hi Shelby, nice capture of the flamingo. Very good colors. Good and crisp where it counts. Good composition. Well done, thanks.


Hi Shelby.
Beautiful photo ,nice colours,capture and frame.Note too.Good job.

* Piotr *

hi Shelby,
what a nice colours of flamingo.
great POV and good choise of BG, look the flamingo more standout,
great focus and detail too.
very well done.

I Shjelby, I love yoyur photo, collors sharpen and focus are excellent, the model was here for you. TFS


hi shelbey, awesome shot, i like the neck in this composition its seems very elegent, excellent composition and clarity, great work, thanks for your comments on my work, scott

Beautiful colors and detail. Very strong composition with nice framing.


Hi Shelby,
Very strong colors used on your photo. I really like how it's so outstanding on dark background.. very vivid and also great details. Nice work!!

great pic of that flamingo
great colours and sharpness and i like the black background
pts soon :-)

Hi Shelby,

Wow...stunning pink and orange colours (orange is the Dutch national colour, so you might get a lot of attention from the Netherlands :) Anyway, great composition of this beautiful bird too! A fine posting my dear Shelby!


:) Later...

Hello Shelby,
Beautiful colored compo, simple beautiful and lovely.Well done.TFS.

Hello Shelby,
Nice shot! Colors are popping, looks great against the black. Pretty good detail captured to, the eye looks tac sharp. Great shot Shelby, well worth the trip to the zoo huh? TFS! Lyndon

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2007-04-25 6:36]

Hello Shelby.
This a beauty of nature. Perfect composition and wonderful detalis, sharpness is great. Amazing model. My compliments.
Janek J-23

Hi Shelby!
Good selection and a good choice of black BG. The subject is captured in great detail. It's like a studio photo shoot :)
Freddie :)

Hi Shelby,

WOW!! This is really beautiful!! Excellent colours and lihgting! The strong contrast ad sharpness make it look almost alive! :)

Very very well done

No doubt, it ain't because I'm your mama...but this is outstanding! You have won my TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD. Beyond fabulous! You definately have the eye for this! Someday, you will be rich and you can take care of your mama..
I'll be back..........

Bonsoir Shelby.
Je ne sais pas trop quoi dire.
C'est beau et c'est tout.
Félicitations !

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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2007-04-25 14:35]

Hi Shelby,
This is a beautiful shot. The colour and sharpness is just great. Lovely comp.
Very nice frame.
Very well done,

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-04-25 15:22]

The numeric figure "8" is the most interesting part of this beautiful take. Colors are excellent along with fine details. Closer look of this flamingo is fantastic. Well done Shelby.

Many thanks for sharing this image.

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  • jityna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 119 W: 7 N: 162] (1083)
  • [2007-04-25 19:49]

Yeah you are absolutly right Shelby! Whole shot is elegant, nice detail, great shrapness and colours!
Great work!

that flamingo is "orange",he tried to take pills to get a good suntan,but the betacarotene,made him looks like an orange G key
nice picture !!!
see you soon

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  • peetol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 51 N: 694] (5745)
  • [2007-04-26 10:48]

WOW! This is wow shot, Shelby. You did very well by darkening the BG. It made the subject really stand out. Thanks for sharing!


Hi Shelby,

Stunning image with dark BG. Lovely!


Excellent Shelby. You captured the bird in a perfect pose. Lovely colour and very good detail. TFS,

excellente image d'un flamand rose
jolie pose et splendides couleurs
beaux détails
Photo trés belle


Fantastic shot, Shelby. Wonderful vibrant colors and great contrast with the black background. Excellent sharpness and POV. Well composed. TFS

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-04-27 15:40]

Hello Shelby:)
Outstanding shot, pink flamingos are so beauty and your capture here is excellent. Also I like how you cropped and frame this picture.
Regards - Tom
:) follow

Hi Shelby,

Beautiful colours, stands put against the dark background, love your framing too. TFS


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  • ceslou Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 14 N: 369] (4246)
  • [2008-05-16 19:51]

Your mom is right. you are really good.

And yet another great image, Shelby. I am impressed by not only your vision by the use of all the technical aspects that cameras and lenses have to offer. Great shot!

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