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Flamingos at dawn - ( Phoenicopterus roseus)

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Flamingos at dawn - I photographed from the top of a hill overlooking the lagoon of Cagliari, at dawn just before sunrise, the golden hour, these flamingos intent on eating insect larvae on the surface of the water. The necks of flamingos appear almost detached from the body and their reflections in the water almost generate an abstract pattern. The shooting distance was about 1.5km, Nikon D500, Sigma supertele 300-800mm, f / 5.6, 1 / 500sec, ISO 800. Thanks for your comments
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Yes, pattern which appeared to me as Egyptian hieroglyphs and I said to myself "this is an abstract"! As usually, masterfully done photo from long distance, razor sharp and with utmost aesthetic value! Complimenti, maestro! Ciao! PDE
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Hi Giangiorgio,


the morning captures of flamingos in the lagoon and the beautiful patterns that are created with their silhouettes against the yellow background are like a returning theme in your photography of Sardinia's nature and it's easy to understand why; there are always new compositions to be found, like this one with the necks of the birds stretched out into the water as an abstract motif. It's almost unbelievable that such a quality image can be captured from this distance with a super telephoto lens. Kind regards, Vincent

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Vincent, thank you so much for your beautiful comment much appreciated, even I am amazed by the quality of the images at such a distance, certainly the low air temperature at that time does not determine the flickering effect that we observe in the hottest hours, even from a distance shorter, and makes the photos unusable, ciao Giangiorgio
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Pierre first noted the abstract appearance of this image, Giangiorgio. Golden hour and your shooting location explain this, as you stated. Amazing work! - - My best always, michael
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