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Just one Drop

Just one Drop
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Copyright: Jimmy Blackwell (jimmyjimmy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 541 W: 144 N: 721] (3066)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-17
Categories: Nature
Camera: CANON EOS 40D, Canon FD 300mm 2.8
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-09 19:11
Viewed: 452
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Little did I realize when I took the image there was one drop falling from the Flamingo's beak. I used my old Canon 300mm FD 2.8 with an adapter. I was able to use it old school on my 40D. Had to go all manual using only my light meter. It is a lot of fun. I take it from time to time to the Zoos for awesome animal images.

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Hi Jimmy.

A drop worth the shot. A very clean image of the flamingo, the shape of the tiny neck and head with the bend peak, plus the eye pointed at some object, gives an impressive looking image. TFS!!!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10545 W: 146 N: 26520] (127487)
  • [2018-07-09 22:18]

Hello Jimmy,

What a great surprise! Fantastic timing, this one drop looks interesting. Excellent close up of the flamingo head. Great sharpness and colours.

Kind regards MAlgo

Bonjour, cher Jimmy,
Voilà un portrait d'animal précieux, j'aime ce port altier présenté par ce volatile.
Une prise de vue détaillée au plus haut niveau.
Superbe réussite.

Hi Jimmy,
Well taken this flamingo, perfect sharpness and nice colors, excellent timing and detail with the drop, bravo !

Ciao Jimmy, great portrait of lovely flamenco with fantastic drop, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Jimmy,

J'aime beaucoup ce plan très serré sur la tête du Flamant Rose. Les détails sont d'une superbe netteté ainsi que les couleurs sont bien définies. J'aime le choix de profondeur de champs.



Hello dear friend and have a nice tie
and a happy new day
w0w!!!fantastic close up of this Flamingo
excellent shot quality and generallly a very
clean image of this colorful bird

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2018-07-10 12:03]

Hello Jimmy,
An interesting close up flamingo.
Nice picture with amazing colours and very good sharpness.
Fine presentation.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14297 W: 0 N: 16278] (173930)
  • [2018-07-10 20:29]


Un sacré portrait quelle vue quel bec et iamge sueprbe compo ce rose ce noir cet oeil quelle iamge et détail splendide.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Jimmy,

excellent portrait of this bird, I like the idea and the visual result, details are excellent and you captured and interesting moment with the water drop, well done!

Best regards,


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15972 W: 159 N: 27850] (146408)
  • [2018-07-12 6:12]

Hi Jimmy
netteté et couleurs impeccable, bon DOF, le cadrage, le top avec la goutte d'eau, superbe image
Bonne journée

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3540 W: 0 N: 8251] (58689)
  • [2018-07-18 7:56]

I like nature photos, the portrait of the flamingo is very good and you have caught the perfect moment of falling drop, bravo

Hi Jimmy
This has a delicacy and subtlety as opposed to a lot of flamingo shots that are bright and garish. The closeup and splendid profile of this pretty bird is also a refreshing alternative and the colours are heaven against the background. The eye concentration really stands out and beak being nice and sharp. You certainly have every reason to be happy with that 'one drop'. It's an incredible lens work, you're obviously a lot more patient than I am, Clap,, clap,,
Best regards

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10320 W: 174 N: 18413] (82025)
  • [2018-08-01 9:25]


another superb close up of animals, a kind of portrait. marvelous sharpness. I liked the darker bG . very beautiful and well done.

take care


Hello, Jimmy!

That's a very nice close up on the face of this flamingo, showing the interesting and beautiful details with perfect colors and sharpness! A curious beak it has! I have some photos of birds of my last trip (my first great experience in bird watching!) that I'll post soon. Wonderful job!

Hello Jimmy,

wow! you have shot just at the right moment to present us here this wonderful flamingo. Perfect sharpness and clarity. I like the picture very much.Well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


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