The Art of Sleeping

Uploaded: June 22, 2010 03:19:00


The 17 bones in their neck allows the Flamingo to twist and turn into some amazing shapes while remaing completely comfortable! (Monthly Theme)

Canon 100-400L IS - Early Afternoon

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D


William C. Raco level-classic June 22, 2010

Outstanding color, light, contrast, title and theme entry
Excellent all around, Jeff #1281129

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe June 22, 2010

WOW!!! How cool is that. Interesting info and an outstanding image, Jeff. Details, composition and colors are beautiful. Great MT image. #8710214

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe June 22, 2010

Great for the MT..I'd love to go to the zoo, but it's so darn HOT! #8710239

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 22, 2010

Hey! Cool is RIGHT! He looks like a pretzel! This is really a superb image!!!

10/10 in my book, Jeff! Great job!


Jack Gaskin June 22, 2010

Outstanding close-up wonderful capture

happy Shooting
Jack #8710254

Michele Wetzel June 22, 2010


Excellent capture for MT! Great lighting, clarity and details!

Shelly #8710261

Danny B. Head level-deluxe June 22, 2010

Beautiful light! #8710273

Ken Smith level-classic June 22, 2010

Nice job on the background...really sets this up. Cool shot, Jeff! #8710299

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic June 22, 2010

A wonderful MT Entry. This is so beautiful. Nice Work Jeff! It is amazing how they can twist their necks. #8710321

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 22, 2010

Love the capture as much as the title, Jeff!

UB. #8710325

Ray Thoms June 22, 2010

Grat shot Jeff....was not aware of the features of their neck.....thanks! #8710338

Mary K. Robison June 22, 2010

What an outstanding capture for a MT entry, Jeff!
The soft light and shadows wash over those beautiful feathers perfectly.
A winner, if I were the judge! #8710346

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 22, 2010

Learned something new from you post. Terrific title & capture. #8710348

Robert R. Goodman June 22, 2010

Hi Jeff,Stunning lighting,detail and color.This is a winner!!!! #8710408

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe June 22, 2010 amazing capture Jeff and beautful colors! #8710469

Karen Bacon June 22, 2010

Outstanding Jeff in every way!! #8710474

Cathy Barrows June 22, 2010 the colors in your flamingos...ours are really light #8710549

Jean-Pierre Ducondi June 22, 2010

GORGEOUS work Jeff.
JP #8710564

Monnie Ryan June 22, 2010

Pretty amazing - I can only imagine the result if I tried to curl up like that! Gorgeous colors, wonderful capture, Jeff! #8710644

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 22, 2010

Amazing color, detail, lighting and great find, Jeff. Loved it. #8710664

Kate Jackson June 22, 2010

Looks like a hot S shape to me Jeff. Remarkable contortion and beautiful colours, light and texture. #8710675

Jack Ryan June 22, 2010

This wonderful "pose" certainly produces an interesting and unique shape. Love the color as well. Great work. #8710703

Douglas Pignet June 22, 2010

Lovely capture with great colors,comp & pov, well done #8710765

Tiia Vissak June 22, 2010

cool tones, details & pose! #8710801

Jyri Vissak June 22, 2010

Great composition, colours, clarity and lighting! Well done. #8711005

Marty Straub June 22, 2010

Amazing control of the light, Jeff, and a great choice of black bg to contrast the flamingo's outstanding colors. Stunning details and a cool s-turn. #8711012

Hal Bambrick June 22, 2010

Awesome Work Here Jeff,WOW!!!!!!!!!!. #8711025

Dennis Gay June 22, 2010

G'day *JEFF*!

That sinuous 'S' shape and the richness of the flamingo pink against the black background really makes this one helluvan eye catcher.
A nice compact composition displays this study off very well.
The light is exquisite and the focus and depth of field render such awesome detail.
Powerful viewing!

Dennis #8711149

Tarun Bose June 22, 2010

Outstanding capture for MT, with super colours, Jeff. #8711174

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe June 22, 2010

Fantastic image, Jeff; love the rich pink against the black background! #8711199

Jessica Jenney June 22, 2010

Fabulous capture, intersting pose and beautiful color and detail, Jeff! #8711206

Kerry Hill June 22, 2010

Great capture with wonderful colour and light Jeff! #8711294

Nancy L. Green level-classic June 22, 2010

My neck is sore just looking at this!!! OUTSTANDING capture of this gorgeous bird, WTG Jeff!! <>< #8711379

John Connolly June 22, 2010

An incredible bird in more ways than one, Jeff! A beautiful capture of this handsome bird in repose! #8711398

Anita Hogue June 22, 2010

WOW, perfect for the MT! Think this is a winner! #8711462

Karen Engelbreth June 22, 2010

Fantastic capture - big WOW Jeff... #8711588

Renata Gusciora June 22, 2010

Awesome capture,Jeff!Incredible lighting,color and clarity!Great shot! #8711619

Kathleen Brennan June 22, 2010

Great capture and excellent MT entry! #8711823

Tammy Espino June 22, 2010

Excellent!! #8711866

Gord MacEachern June 22, 2010

Super capture Jeff, hope we get to see this one again!! #8711936

Ann Coates level-classic June 22, 2010

Birds are amazing at how they can manoeuvre their necks around at such an angle. Incredible clarity and colours here Jeff. #8711979

Christine Lobsinger level-classic June 22, 2010

Simply Stunning Jeff...
Lovely colouring and perfect M T..
Smiling #8712004

Patrick Rouzes June 22, 2010

Superb clarity, tones, colors, detail, lighting textures & pose! Exceptional work & image ,Jeff! WTG, my friend! #8712006

Sam Britt June 22, 2010

Terrific theme entry, what a pose! #8712056

Julianne Bradford June 22, 2010

Fabulous shapes Jeff! Wow! WTG! #8712097

Dick W. Wyatt June 23, 2010

Great job, love the color and details. #8712152

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic June 23, 2010

Wow! sensational work,Jeff!! Superb image!!!! #8712204

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 23, 2010

Thanks Everyone Very Much! Jeff #8712227

Stephen Zacker June 23, 2010

This is awesome. Like that dark bg #8712304

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 23, 2010

I missed this!! But not for long.....!! :) Winner, Jeff - pure and simple and that says it all...excellent work! #8712670

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic June 23, 2010

Wonderful shapes and colors Jeff! And the clarity and details - WOW! #8713005

Nancy J. Locke June 23, 2010



Cheers, Nancy J Locke #8713118

Wendy Stevenson June 23, 2010

Wow - what a fantastic pose you captured! LOVE that title too! Looks like it's all knotted up:-) Excellent image Jeff! #8713230

Boyd L. Alexander June 23, 2010

Just awesome!! Such lines/ curves and color...tack sharp image...excellent MT Jeff!! (We will see this again!!) #8713311

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 23, 2010

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Jeff, he is a contortionist!

jo ann c. #8713411

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna June 23, 2010

Spectacular capture, Jeff! Awesome colors and POV! :-) k #8713469

Chastity Abbott June 23, 2010

lovely color...great capture! #8713503

Carol L. Fowler June 23, 2010

Awesome capture- the black BG makes it even more stunning #8713558

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 24, 2010

Thank You!! Jeff #8714073

Kathy Reeves June 24, 2010

Dazzling color and details! #8714201

frank w. degenhardt June 24, 2010

Jeff- Fasinating information and what a gorgeous MT entry. Love the lines formed by its twisting neck and the beuaty of the color is just dazzling. Love your presentation, the dark background, the lighting, and the beautiful features. I always get a kick out of how they bury their beaks in their feathers. Gorgeous work my friend.
Have a great day and take care. #8714512

Melinda B. Shiflet level-classic June 24, 2010

Fantastic color, contrast, detail, and composition, here, Jeff! Lovely! #8714568

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay June 24, 2010

Wow! cool capture Jeff! The color is simply sensational! You rock! :-) #8715124

Lana Arcemont June 24, 2010

Simply Beautiful!
The color and detail are amazing! #8715620

Toni Riggs June 25, 2010

Fantastic composition, lighting and detail! #8715809

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 25, 2010

Thank You!! Jeff #8716892

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 25, 2010

Awesome image, Jeff, a fav!

Debby #8717091

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 26, 2010

Thank You Debby! Jeff #8717399

Lorna Shutter June 26, 2010

Wow! This Flamingo is absolutely stunning against the black background! The lighting, clarity and detail are outstanding! They really are contortionists, aren't they! Beautiful work, Jeff ... and a BIG WINNER in my book! :) #8717777

Gail Vitikacs level-classic June 26, 2010

Bet we see this stunning image again!!! WOW Jeff! You knocked this one out of the park! #8717924

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 26, 2010

Awesome, Jeff!
Wonderfully captured and titled.
Perfect for this month's theme!
Hope we see it again!
~♥~Lisa #8718156

Phillip R. Connolly June 26, 2010

It's all been said, Jeff!! This is just a great shot!!

Phil #8718601

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 27, 2010

Thank You!! Jeff #8720081

Summer A. Kozisek June 28, 2010

Stunning capture Jeff! #8720568

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 28, 2010

Thank You Summer! Jeff #8722066

anonymous June 29, 2010

This is gorgeous. Give another meaning to the "S" curve. lol #8724240

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 29, 2010

Thank You Sheryl! Jeff #8724326

ALLEN O. HOWARD June 29, 2010

WOW! A magnificent image and presentation Jeff! #8724335

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 30, 2010

Thanks Allen! Jeff #8724964

Aimee S. McMaster July 12, 2010

.....stunning Jeff...congratulations... #8751463

Tamara K. Walker level-classic July 12, 2010


Lorna Shutter July 12, 2010

I was right again! CONGRATULATIONS on another well-deserved Finalist Award, Jeff!!!!! :)
Photobucket #8752136

Robert R. Goodman July 12, 2010

Beautiful capture,Congratulations Jeff!! #8752238

Kathleen Brennan July 12, 2010

Congrats on this wonderful finalist, Jeff! #8752621

Cassie L. Woodlee July 12, 2010

Wonderful finalist, congrats!! #8753400

Danny B. Head level-deluxe July 12, 2010

Great image! Congrats! #8753704

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 12, 2010

Congrats on another excellent finalist, Jeff!

Debby #8753882

Karen Celella level-deluxe July 12, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Jeff! #8753974

Kathy Cline July 12, 2010 #8754768

Cathy Barrows July 12, 2010

Congrats on your POTD...fantastic #8754828

Sheila D. Robertson July 12, 2010

Congratulations Jeff....and best wishes going forward! #8755491

Christine Lobsinger level-classic July 12, 2010

SMILING #8755704

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic July 12, 2010

Huge Congratulations Jeff on your marvelous Finalist! #8755732

Mary K. Robison July 13, 2010

Hey, Jeff! The judges agreed with me!
Congratulations on your graceful finalist, and best of luck to you in the next round!

Janet McNeil level-classic July 13, 2010

Congratulations on this well deserved Finalist!! #8756254

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe July 13, 2010

What a Finalist, Jeff! Congratulations!!! #8756287

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 13, 2010

gorgeous, congrats on your finalist! #8756366

Anita Hogue July 13, 2010

Fabulous finalist! Congratulations Jeff! #8756552

Boyd L. Alexander July 13, 2010

Huge congratulations on your gorgeous finalists Jeff!! Good luck in the next round!! #8756697

Jack Ryan July 13, 2010

Congratulations, Jeff..a very deserving finalist. #8756772

Diane E. Deming level-classic July 13, 2010

Amazing photo, Jeff. Beautiful color and detail. Congrats on your well-deserved finalist. #8757604

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe July 13, 2010

Huge congratulations, Jeff!!! #8758001

Tarun Bose July 13, 2010

Congrats Jeff for your finalist. A winner. #8758338

Debra R. Harder July 13, 2010

WOW, Jeff! This is OUTSTANDING! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB finalist! Deb #8758889

Monnie Ryan July 13, 2010

Super work, Jeff -- congratulations on your Finalist! #8759395

Linda D. Lester level-classic July 13, 2010

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! Congratulations! #8759422

Sam Britt July 13, 2010

Congratulations again, Jeff!! #8760271

Carol L. Fowler July 13, 2010

Congrats! #8760275

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 14, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8762101

Ann Coates level-classic July 14, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Jeff. #8762162

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 14, 2010

Thanks Everyone Very Much!! Jeff #8762670

ALLEN O. HOWARD July 16, 2010

WOW again Jeff!!! And congratulations! #8767953

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 17, 2010

Thanks Allen! Jeff #8769470

Katrina McMeans October 30, 2011

Everything about this is gorgeous, and makes it difficult to look away. Such an eye-grabbing photo! #9773181

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 31, 2011

Thank Very Much Katrina! Jeff #9774907

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