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X-ray Flamingo

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 9 February 2012 in Animal & Insect.

Shot at Slimbridge
The odd effect is caused by flamingos, in a heated shed, with a shaft of sun coming in being reflected off the water The resultant shadow fell on another flamingo

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 2500 140 mm

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Nice bright lighting!

9 Feb 2012 6:39am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Intéressante photo, on pourrait voir à travers !

9 Feb 2012 6:58am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

A fun light and shadow play. Flamingo is a beautiful bird.

9 Feb 2012 7:32am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great light you're caught!

9 Feb 2012 7:35am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful image - well done

9 Feb 2012 7:39am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Stunning Chris.

9 Feb 2012 8:08am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Wonderful! Great capture.

9 Feb 2012 8:09am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - a Flamingo lamp! Extraordinary effect and cool capture!

9 Feb 2012 8:23am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing...beautiful light effect.

9 Feb 2012 8:34am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wow what a fantastic light, well seen an captured, superb image

9 Feb 2012 8:44am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

What a beautiful shot.. love the reflected light

9 Feb 2012 8:54am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a curious illusion . . it sure does look radioactive enough to be sounding a rapid clicking . . lead apron time, I think.

9 Feb 2012 9:03am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A very nice shot of this flamingo, I like the effect of the light... Have a lovely day :)

9 Feb 2012 9:08am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Does the same effect as a lamp for the bedside table ... Spectacular picture we got. original and spectacular ... Best regards, Adela

9 Feb 2012 9:14am

missparis from PARIS, France

Magnifique cette lumière sur son plumage

9 Feb 2012 10:27am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

excellent. well spotted

9 Feb 2012 11:04am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom


9 Feb 2012 11:32am

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Superb light !!

9 Feb 2012 12:01pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful effect

9 Feb 2012 12:07pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

beautiful details and lighting

9 Feb 2012 12:32pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Fantastic with this light!

9 Feb 2012 2:05pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A perfect title for this orifinal capture !

9 Feb 2012 2:33pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Very cool shot! The light and shadows worked beautifully for you, and the title's perfect.

9 Feb 2012 2:43pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

seems lit from within. great shot!

9 Feb 2012 2:44pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

It really seems what the title implies. Amazing capture.

9 Feb 2012 3:27pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

Fascinating lighting on this one. A great looking shot.

9 Feb 2012 3:38pm

Nicou from Switzerland

quel éclairage sur ce flamand ilm est comme trnaslicude, sueprbe compo.
Bravo et belle soirée

9 Feb 2012 4:23pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,old West wales boy., Germany

Glowing pink,nice..

9 Feb 2012 4:52pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Fantastic light on this flamingo, magnificent shot. Good day.

9 Feb 2012 6:01pm

Bertrand Duhamel from Roxton Pond, Quebec, Canada

Amazing picture !

9 Feb 2012 6:18pm

Göran from Skanör, Sweden


9 Feb 2012 6:32pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

What a beautiful image CElliottUK

9 Feb 2012 6:58pm

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Absolutely superb light! ISO 2500. Wow. Nice work!

9 Feb 2012 7:13pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

What an unusual effect...great image!

9 Feb 2012 7:57pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is just outstanding, Chris! I love those strips of light and, really, the entire bird has a marvelous look, thanks to the affects of that light all around him...or her...I never could distinguish boy Flamingos from girl Flamingos...Maybe I should not have disclosed that...Anyway, I sincerely love thie one sir! Beautifully done!

9 Feb 2012 8:03pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Clever shot - like artwork on the flamingo:)

9 Feb 2012 8:06pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

This flamingo looks out as if the sun seemed by him through. Splendidly

9 Feb 2012 8:37pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Looks like you had a nice trip

9 Feb 2012 8:39pm

@The Mouse: It was a great trip, but you al;ways have to remember how cold the place is. For whatever reason, the rest of the UK can be warm, and Slimbridge is always Siberian!

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Beautiful, an out of the ordinary shot and wonderful lighting. Super photo.

9 Feb 2012 11:27pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


9 Feb 2012 11:47pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice light and shadow. Great shot. :)

10 Feb 2012 3:41am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

they shit diagonally, you know. quite something.

10 Feb 2012 6:10pm

David from Avranches, France

Shot. Great reflected xray.

10 Feb 2012 8:39pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

That really is an unusual effect. You chose a good title!

11 Feb 2012 5:00pm

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
1/125 second
ISO 2500
140 mm