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We went to Lotherton Hall on Sunday to try and get photos of the deer in the fog.
Plenty of fog/mist but no deer.
So had a wander around and suddenly this amazing colour burst out from the trees.
The flamingos have never looked so bright.
I guess their food supply has improved.
The deep colour comes from the aqueous bacteria and beta carotene in the food supply.
This one was standing by the dark trees so I had a natural dark background.


A belated thankyou to guest editor Mark (marktc) for his award for my mouseketeasel award .... oh happy days !

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Oct 2012 - 12:00 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:True Colour
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:23 Oct 2012 - 7:55 AM
Tags:General, Pets / captive animals, Photo journalism, Wildlife / nature.Flamingos
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DeSilver
DeSilver Plus Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 8:00 AM

Lovely image and what stunning colour. Smile


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saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 8:02 AM

Fantastic and lovely capture,Barbara,very well done,
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CaroleS
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23 Oct 2012 - 8:04 AM

Stunning colour and super detail. Brilliant capture BarbaraSmile
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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 8:05 AM

Absolutely stunning capture.

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Lillian
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23 Oct 2012 - 8:08 AM

Beautiful
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franken
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23 Oct 2012 - 8:09 AM

Wonderful wildlife image.

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Alan_Baseley
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23 Oct 2012 - 8:16 AM

Great shot Barbara.
Alan

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NaturesHaven
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23 Oct 2012 - 8:20 AM

The colours are spectacular.............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
23 Oct 2012 - 8:20 AM

Stunning Barbara, superb colour and detail........

John

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 8:40 AM

Certainly got some great colours in the feather here Barbara, stands out well from the background
Regards Richard

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PhilT2
PhilT2 Plus Member 5110 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 8:47 AM

Vivid colour and such superb plumage detail in this shot. Gorgeous

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Tibetan  2 England
23 Oct 2012 - 8:48 AM

Gobsmacked! in the wild it's a type of shrimp they live on, hence the colours, smashing photo Barbara regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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morpheus1955
23 Oct 2012 - 8:50 AM

Stunning shot Barbara, fabulous vibrant colours and I love the presentation.

Hugh

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23 Oct 2012 - 8:51 AM

That is a cracking shot Barbara. Posing nicely for you and super colour. Moira

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51215 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 9:04 AM

Excellent shape and colour, Barbara. Lovely image.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 9:04 AM

A stunning shot, Barbara, the colour quite glorious and a rather nice 'pose' arranged for you.
Ronnie.

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 9:15 AM

Well worth a wonder in the fog Wink great pic

Brian.......................

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CarolG Plus Member 8167 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 9:47 AM

How very beautiful, Barbs. Carol

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digital_boi
23 Oct 2012 - 10:17 AM

Oh! deer no deer but this has made it all better Barbara great colour and once again you have controlled the exposure so very well the whites are spot on

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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unicorn17  6 Scotland
23 Oct 2012 - 10:26 AM

A very beautiful and detailed capture ! Wonderful to see. Re P. I saw shady dealings and see what C.G means. Gill

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sawsengee  84 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 10:39 AM

beautiful portraiture.....lovely light, colours & image clarity......glad to be the 30th voter. Smile

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achieverswales
23 Oct 2012 - 10:43 AM

Pose exposure and focus all first class Barbara.

Regards

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AnnChown
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23 Oct 2012 - 10:44 AM

This is a superb capture Barbara - that colour and detail is wonderful and stands out against the background really well. Just fabulous - they're so photogenic these birds.
Ann

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Hermanus  2 South Africa
23 Oct 2012 - 10:48 AM

An excellent and outstanding photo ! I absoluitely love it !! Well doneGrinGrin

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23 Oct 2012 - 11:00 AM

Brilliant colour and detail Barbara.Smile
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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 11:26 AM

Very lovely. The striking colour set so well
against your natural dark b/g.

B.

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23 Oct 2012 - 11:44 AM

'Tis a most beautiful bird, well togged too!

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fificat100
23 Oct 2012 - 11:59 AM

Wow, spectacular colour! What are they being fed?! - understand feeding affects their plumage. A brilliant capture - literally! SmileSmile

Lavina
P.S. Ooops! Just seen you have explained what's in their diet!

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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 12:20 PM

Beautiful capture.
Matt

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Fefe
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23 Oct 2012 - 12:21 PM

Oh Barbara..................................................................................................................................................GorgeousGrinGrin
How stokable are those feathers!
Once in Cyprus I was lucky enough to stoke a pelican that was hanging around a bar (the pelican was hanging around the bar............... I dont hang around bars at allWinkWink)........... Never felt anything as soft ever........... Keep it clean BarbsWink
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PattiW
PattiW Plus Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 12:46 PM

Barbara this is excellent and so beautiful! I am so jealous! Wish this image were mine! Patti SmileSmileSmile

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ugly
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23 Oct 2012 - 1:05 PM

So nice..
Great colours and tones...
I do like the textures and detail...
The eye ia so sharp and clear...
Great camera skills...

Dave

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23 Oct 2012 - 1:07 PM

Bet the deer were there, you just couldn't see them for the mist Wink

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mikbee
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23 Oct 2012 - 1:15 PM

Love these feathers.
Gorgeous colours.
Might look better on a fan dancer though !!
Mick.

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23 Oct 2012 - 1:54 PM


Quote: Oh Barbara..................................................................................................................................................GorgeousGrinGrin
How stokable are those feathers!
Once in Cyprus I was lucky enough to stoke a pelican that was hanging around a bar (the pelican was hanging around the bar............... I dont hang around bars at allWinkWink)........... Never felt anything as soft ever........... Keep it clean BarbsWink
Diane

HahahaGrinGrinGrin
Went to school at StRoke on TentTongueWinkGrinGrin

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23 Oct 2012 - 3:23 PM

beautiful plumage detail with stunning colours. excellent capture.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 3:35 PM

This is just superb! Smile The colour and detail is perfect...think I'm just going to have to give you another UA, Barbs....Wink
Trev Smile

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
23 Oct 2012 - 4:30 PM

Beautiful colours against the bark BG excellent.
jj

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carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3148 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 4:38 PM

A stunning image, Barbara, the awards well deserved, colours and detail are amazing.
well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile x

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LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 5:03 PM

WOW!!!

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Philip_H Plus Member 3Philip_H vcard United Kingdom
23 Oct 2012 - 5:52 PM

Superb capture, Barbara.

P.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 6:12 PM

Stunning colour and a great bg.

Ann

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netta1234
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23 Oct 2012 - 6:33 PM

Fantastic image
NettaSmile

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23 Oct 2012 - 7:16 PM

I was a bit worried by FeFe's comments about stokable but glad to see it was corrected. I had horrible images of the poor bird going up in flames, mind you with the colours it doesn't look far off that any way Looks absolutely pin sharp as well Very nice capture. Smile
Regards
Jeremy

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1881  3 India
23 Oct 2012 - 7:33 PM

EXCELLENT image.
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digital_boi
23 Oct 2012 - 7:41 PM

ok ok already winner GrinTongueWink

Graham

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23 Oct 2012 - 8:15 PM

Brilliant

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23 Oct 2012 - 8:51 PM

Wow -- fantastic color -- and you are right, it works so well against the plain, black background.
-=\Walter

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Humblebee  2 England
23 Oct 2012 - 9:39 PM

Incredible - what a stunning bird and an amazing capture ... Carol Grin

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23 Oct 2012 - 9:52 PM

Gorgeous colour and beautiful detail Barbs.. well done.

Trev

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23 Oct 2012 - 9:53 PM

That's a beauty, Barbara.

Excellent work

Den

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thedon1941
23 Oct 2012 - 10:08 PM

Fantastic shot!!! Magic. Don

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Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 10:25 PM

This is wonderful Barbara. The colour is amazing and you've
captured this so well with dark b/g.
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin
Congratulations on GEA!

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24 Oct 2012 - 1:36 AM

Superb capture.

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24 Oct 2012 - 5:30 AM

Absolutely stunning! I'd be as pleased as Punch if I had a shot like this! Well done. Grin
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24 Oct 2012 - 5:37 AM

A cracker

Peter

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24 Oct 2012 - 8:19 AM

A bit late with my UA Barbara... But I was in London yesterday evening. Excellent shot - love it!
Ann

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24 Oct 2012 - 10:57 AM

a wonderful detailed shot, it shines against the background

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AnnJ  3 Scotland
27 Oct 2012 - 5:20 PM

Such wonderful colours against such a good dark background. Lovely. Ann.

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31 Oct 2012 - 7:20 PM

Wonderful shot !!!.....gorgeous colours & detailing !!!!!

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13 Nov 2012 - 11:10 AM

A very pretty flamingo indeed, the detail and colours in the feathers is fantastic

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