Don MacKenzie  

Flamingo by Don MacKenzie

May 2020 - Flamingo

May 2020 - Don MacKenzie


About the Image(s)

Taken at the Miami Zoo in 2018. Camera settings: 1/200 sec., f 5.0, ISO 3200, 300 mm. Used Photoshop to alter: Cropped and adjusted Layer's mid-range slider to 57 to darken background

7 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
I like this abstract flamingo shot. Such a vibrant orange that jumps off the page by the darkened background. I see in the original image that there is a lot of detail in the lower part of the bird. I would suggest maybe lightening the lower feathers a little so it doesn't blend so much with the background.   Posted: 05/01/2020 16:48:15

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
Thanks for the suggestion, David. I'll give it a try.   Posted: 05/01/2020 17:51:34

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I have always wanted to get a photo like this! The curve of his neck is so graceful and lovely. I like the dark background behind him which really shows of the vibrant color. I would like to see a little more detail in his feathers, if possible. Even with that said, you did a great job and I like it very much.   Posted: 05/02/2020 16:05:00

Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
This image definitely holds your interest. You've got good focus on the eye. The colors are so vibrant. I actually like the lighter color on the flamingo in the original. When you made it darker and more vibrant, the colors in the bill became too dark. And the bill would be something to bring out. I would go back to the original color of the bill and keep the dark background.   Posted: 05/11/2020 17:25:29

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
As an anatomist, I am intrigued by what I see here. An extraordinary example of evolution. I assume the whitish material on the lower left are feathers on its under-surface (and not its underwear!). I can't imagine how this image could be improved. The picture cries out for a circular frame. Or, going back to the original, keep its legs in the image and use a long, rectangular frame.   Posted: 05/13/2020 14:02:29

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
look at the curve, so natural, and elegant. Marvelous.   Posted: 05/22/2020 20:48:32

Bai Chuang Shyu   Bai Chuang Shyu
A stunning and beautiful image. I like the gradient and layered orange color. When I first compared with the original and find the darkness and losing the detail, I then feel the darkness really make a good contrast and great impact in the image.

  Posted: 05/26/2020 07:44:58


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