Scene from the Attica Zoo a sunny day.
I wish,to you and your families a wonderful, peaceful and prosperous New Year.
The Attica Zoological Park opened in May 2000, initially as a Bird Park, hosting the 3rd largest bird collection in the world (1500 birds from 300 different species), farm animals for the younger visitors and 3 very impressive big aviaries with birds from the 3 continents of Asia, Africa and America where visitors can walk through. In April 2001 we opened a new section, the "World of reptiles " with Pythons, Boas, Crocodiles and other reptiles and in July 2002 the "Greek fauna " section was inaugurated with Wolfs, Brown Bears, Foxes, Wild Cats, Lynxes etc. In February 2003 we added a major extension, the "African Savannah " (Giraffes, Zebra, Antelopes etc) as well as Lamas, Jaguars, Snow Leopards , the very rare White Lions and other beautiful mammals.
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pajaran (36938) 2012-12-30 23:43
Lep pogled na pticu sa rasirenim krilima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazana ptica.
Srecna vam Nova godina, sve najbolje u daljem radu i zivotu, sa dobrim zdravljem.
Nice view of a bird with outstretched wings ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, beautiful birds shown.
Happy New Year, all the best in their future work and life, in good health.
wolf38 (28314) 2012-12-30 23:45
Hello Danos. A zoo is a wonderful thing for children and adults. Your photo is a fine example. The pelican on the stone spreading its wings to sunbathe. I can only say, well seen and realized.
... HAPPY NEW YEAR,
UlfE (13740) 2012-12-30 23:50
Excellent bird photo. Your timimg was great and you made perfect use of the lighting and chose a perfect POV. The bird is also well postioned and it stands out against the blurred background. TFS and Happy New Year!
amaryllis (30381) 2012-12-31 0:09
Une photo remarquable pour nous envoler vers 2013 avec cet oiseau qui nous emporterait vers d'autres horizons! Pour l'instant c'est 2013 donc je t'adresse mes meilleurs voeux et une bonne continuation sur TE
COSTANTINO (42766) 2012-12-31 0:43
Καλή σου μέρα φίλε μου
Δεν θα μπορούσες να βρείς πιο αντιπροσωπευτική
φωτογραφία για το τέλος του χρόνου,ένα πέταγμα
για το 2013 πολύ σύντομο και ας ελπίσουμε πιο
αισιόδοξο,πολλές ευχές για το ν καινούργιο
χρόνο και περισσότερη αισιοδοξία
καλή σου μέρα
tedesse (22509) 2012-12-31 0:48
Beautiful view of a bird with outstretched wings!
Good POV and sharpness, nice colors.
Happy New Year 2013 for you and your loved ones.
jmdias (46252) 2012-12-31 0:57
very beautiful the pelican with the wings open. I liked the good light, framing and mood you got here. excellent job.
siudzi (24697) 2012-12-31 1:04
Excellent picture submitted to celebrate the New Year of 2013! Perfectly seen and executed work with superb timing and quality. A top class work. All the best in 2013!
bukitgolfb301 (30433) 2012-12-31 1:23
Hi dear Danos
A nice posting (flying or going to forward!), best match with the last day of 2013. I hope 2013 will be a good year for us. Thanks for your nice postings and your sincere attention and suppot to me. Have a good new year!
Takero from cold Tokyo
dip (21961) 2012-12-31 1:29
Γειά σου Δάνο,
ωραίος ο συνδιασμός,φωτογραφίας και τίτλου την κατάλληλη ημέρα του χρόνου,
ευχές για ένα ευτυχισμένο 2013!
Royaldevon (18393) 2012-12-31 2:06
Thank you for your good wishes, Danos. May I extend my similar wishes to you and your family for 2013.
The pelican, with its huge, extended wings makes a pleasing symbol. You have placed it strongly in the frame and used a suitable narrow dof.
marina7 (6144) 2012-12-31 2:08
this bird has brought us good news that the happy celebration is about to start:) Great image in a good mood, wish you all the best in 2013!
Fis2 (73674) 2012-12-31 2:13
Good frame and colors.
I like depth.
I wish you all the best for you and family in this New Year 2013!
dkmurphys (37439) 2012-12-31 3:00
Spectacular wildlife capture. I like the image perfect for your title.
Hope you'll have a great new year!
krzychu30 (9411) 2012-12-31 3:05
the scene is really awesome to say goodbye to the 2012 and welcome New Year.The timing as well as the framing were both perfect.Also your execution and overall quality are superb and let us enjoy this beautiful scene in best quality.
Wish You All the Best in New Year
lgir (6215) 2012-12-31 3:09
beautiful capture and nice symbol for a flight to this New Year.
I wish health and happiness for you and your family !
Best Regards of France
jacquest (14494) 2012-12-31 3:35
This bird seems ready to fly from one year to the other. Nice shot with warm colors.
Happy New Year.
cornejo (18744) 2012-12-31 3:46
Hello Danos, very good and nice pretty picture of pelican. Interesting picture very well composed, framed and with high quality. Chaming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy new year.
I wish for you and yours a new year with health and happiness.
A warm hug.
ikeharel (38130) 2012-12-31 4:26
I like the optimistic title, and no less beautiful photo posted.
Colors of the Pelican match the environment he lives witthin.
Fine taken image.
Wish you and your family a happy 2013 New-Year.
claudeD (24601) 2012-12-31 5:24
very good choice of picture to celebrate the new year 2013.I like the shot very much.TFS.
I wish all the best for you and your family.
With regards from Luxembourg
pierrefonds (48687) 2012-12-31 5:25
The blurred background is putting the bird in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the bird. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Kamilutka (3207) 2012-12-31 6:09
What a shame such a beauty cannot enjoy freedom...Well done for capturing a bird in motion - it gives the picture somehow more sense of reality. Perfect sharpness and natural, bright colors. Everything well composed.
TFS! Kali Chronia!
ourania (13085) 2012-12-31 6:32
τι όμορφη φωτογραφία με θαυμάσιο θέμα, φως και χρώματα. Η σύνθεση εξισορροπεί και τονίζει τον δυναμισμό των ανοιγμένων φτερών. Δεν είναι ξεκάθαρο αν ο πελεκάνος ετοιμάζεται να πετάξει ή απλά υποδέχεται εμάς ή τον νέο χρόνο με ανοιχτές αγκάλες. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή χρονιά γεμάτη Αγάπη, Υγεία και Χαρά!
fanni (13874) 2012-12-31 8:31
what a beautiful welcoming of the New Year!
Excellent composition: we not only see the bird but also the background quite clearly.
I love the sunny mood of the picture :)
Let the New Year 2013 be as sunny and happy to you and yours!
macjake (40028) 2012-12-31 10:29
I'm sure Lisa will enjoy this photo, as she really likes Pelican's :)
very well photographed, clear, sharp and with excellent lighting.
Happy New Year to you too :)
raszid62 (18498) 2012-12-31 17:24
Η όμορφη φωτογραφία φύσης με ένα μεγάλο πουλί. Ο πελεκάνος θέτει θέλετε να παραγγείλετε. Μεγάλη χρώματα και το βάθος πεδίου.
Σήμερα, παραμονή της Πρωτοχρονιάς δουλεύω.
Σας προσφέρουμε και την οικογένειά σας εύχεται ευτυχία και ευημερία το νέο έτος 2013.
kato (7108) 2012-12-31 17:40
You're capturing well this zoo by a good composition, good focus and fine tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the pelican which stands on the stone extending wings. It's harmonized well with the surrounding nature.
Have a good and healthy New Year 2013 for you and your family!
elenimavrandoni (5829) 2012-12-31 22:19
Με αυτην την όμορφη και άκρως οικολογική φωτογραφία ας βρούμε το κουράγιο να πετάξουμμε και να κοιτάξουμε ψηλά, με το κορμί στητό και το βλέμμα ανυπόμονο!
Η καθαρότητα στην φωτογραφία σου είναι εντυπωσιακή το ίδιο και η λεπτομέρεια!
Δάνο, καλή σου Χρονιά!
abmdsudi (27148) 2013-01-01 5:40
What a wing span this impressive bird has and you've captured it beautifully. Its so breathtaking with the pose showing the profile against the soft background separating this majestic feathery friend against the rest. Brilliant light, tones and wonderful detail too, a nice symbolic shot. Wwishing your new year is filled with much happiness.
Happy New Year
adramad (27872) 2013-01-01 13:53
Wonderful picture with this pelican, which seems will take flight, as symbolism magnificent image at the beginning of 2013.
Perfect sharpness and brightness.
Very happy and prosperous 2013 for you and your family, it would be great for everyone.
mesutilgim (68648) 2013-01-01 13:58
Hello dear Danos,
Amazing capture of this wonderfull winged creature of the mother nature !
Nice entry with perfecft title !
All the best for 2013 my dear friend
Graal (89462) 2013-01-02 0:16
nice view and fine title. Good reportage from ZOO garten. Well composition and comment in note. Photo I like.
Have a great New Year! Wishes for you and family.
mkamionka (24808) 2013-01-02 5:02
beautiful capture. I like very much pelicans they are so cute. You have caught it in a great pose with a pleasantly blurred background.
clic (11305) 2013-01-02 7:13
Happy new year Danos
This pelican performs a gracious wingspread imitating the cheerful gesture of humans meeting close friends for an outstanding portrait of the specie that appears taken in the wild despite the zoo environment.
Thanks for your kind wishes!
geoant68 (3452) 2013-01-02 11:44
εξαιρετικό το 'πορτραίτο' του πελαργού που λες και ποζάρει για σένα.Εξαιρετικές οι λεπτομέρειες όπως και ο φωτισμός της φωτογραφίας,
aliabazari (10165) 2013-01-02 23:38
Γεια σου Danos αγαπητός
Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος 2013
Όμορφη εμφάνιση και ελκυστική. Όμορφα χρώματα, το φωτισμό και τη σύνθεση. Όμορφα γίνει.
Η καλή υγεία και καλή ημέρα για να σας με το νέο έτος.
Silvio1953 (99245) 2013-01-03 2:31
Ciao Danos, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic pose, fine details, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2013, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (17350) 2013-01-03 9:37
Awesome capture of this pelican and it looks like it is ready to take-off for 2013. I like your pov and it has good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (87288) 2013-01-03 10:04
jolie prise du Pélican prêt a s'envoler, belle lumière, détails, le cadrage nickel sur le fond flouté
Meilleurs voeux 2013 a toi aussi
Didi (49162) 2013-01-03 11:17
You were a very lucky man
Very good catch in a decisive moment.
Best wishes for the year 2013
Sonata11 (28776) 2013-01-03 12:03
this is striking beautiful post. Magnificent lighting, sharpness, clarity. I like very much. You created very beautiful portrait of this bird.
All the best ,
mirosu (5557) 2013-01-04 1:20
Great Pelican shot. The bird is in excellent light, well separated from BG.
josepmarin (55221) 2013-01-04 1:55
this pelican that you have caught in an image very sharp, is a nice allegory for the beginning of the flight 2013.
The light and the shades are perfectly managed, and create a magnificent effect on this elegant bird.
I hope that this light is the best for all of us.
A beautiful work, my friend.
lousat (58492) 2013-01-04 2:08
Hi Danos,magnificent wings position for this white pelacan,a very original way to end the 2012 and to go in the new year,i wish you all the best me too and thanks for this magnificent beauty!Luciano
siolaw (37626) 2013-01-04 4:50
Good compo with well placed bird and pleasant warm colours. These are quite heavy and need to run a little in order to take off!
fabbs99 (6352) 2013-01-04 12:23
Thats really special.Excellent shot with great clarity and sharpness.Superb shot with perfect framing and presentation.Very well done.
thebest (3370) 2013-01-04 15:33
Love the title!!!
I hope we can all fly high in this New Year & take beautiful photo's of this wonderful world around us - the wildlife, the scenery all needs to be protected & enjoyed including the friendships that come from being on sites such as '' Trek Earth ''
A great photo of the Pelican - Wishing you '' A Happy New Year ''
s_lush (15638) 2013-01-05 1:53
This beautiful creature is a symbol of the new 2013th year starting up. A very well-balanced composition, bright sunlight, beautiful colors, expressive pose of the bird and absolutely perfect quality of of the image!
jlbrthnn (79787) 2013-01-05 7:13
This is a good symbol optimistic at the beginning of new year. The photo is made with a blurred background highlighting the bird. Good quality. Bravo.
Happy New Year 2013!
gus72 (2510) 2013-01-05 19:18
Hi Danos !!!
I love these birds and luckily we have them in great abundance here in Aussie.
You captured this one when he was doing his daily toilet !!! drying is feathers.
jhm (123166) 2013-01-06 1:14
Fly toward 2013 but we are already 6 days further, the time fly very quick
This creates depth and perspective.
Lovely picture of these bird with open wings.
Excellent captured and good composed. TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Tigerlily (2343) 2013-01-06 3:47
How beautiful... Danos. Superbly captured image, excellent timing.
Best wishes to you and the family.
bayno (16431) 2013-01-07 7:02
for the zoo i am in totaly contradiction, I never know what to think, sometimes think it's right and sometimes not, definitely not for the big predators must be a real torture...very good pose and colors, excellent light too...
Angshu (51450) 2013-01-07 22:08
Nice picture of the pelican about to take wings...its a picture which signifies the advent of a New year well. Wish you & loved ones the very best for 2013
shevchenko (18243) 2013-01-08 23:49
Good capture to a big bird that swaying its wings and ready to fly, just look like in the natural habitat although it is a zoological park, nice soft sunlight that bright up the view, distinct photo, good shoot.
rmajum (1077) 2013-01-10 9:00
What an impeecable and attractive picture, taken at the nick of time. The background blur makes the subject so prominent, in good light and colour. Nice way to invite the New Year, best wishes for it.
Sorry I missed it ealier.
emilbo (20936) 2013-01-11 10:13
Les ailes déployées prête pour la photo, cet oiseau a pris une magnifique pose devant la caméra. Tu l'as bien capté dans toute sa beauté et dans un excellent éclairage sur un fond flou. Excellente présentation et bon timing.
Bravo!... et bonne fin de semaine,
ChrisJ (87654) 2013-01-12 16:52
Good side-lighting from the left on the pelican with its outstretched wings. Excellent shadow detail and good use of a shallow dof. Natural looking colour with nice warm cold colour contrasts between the red & blue. I like the graphism too of the darks against lights. Tfs!
kasianowak (2459) 2013-01-13 5:07
Beautiful portrait of this magnificent bird. You captured it in just the right moment!
Great light too.
jemaflor (69769) 2013-01-16 12:35
excellent attitude with the wings of the bird, perfect sharpness and light management, tfs.
fabianoleite (9098) 2013-01-21 5:21
Nice bird, very well captured and with a good background. Good blurring on the background, nice work, congratulations!
Vasa (16008) 2013-01-25 16:04
The best smile from Attica and superb portrait, Danos. Your Canon has pleasure in your hands. All compliments, friend!
serp2000 (29642) 2013-02-01 1:06
He looks like a monumant. Great timing shot, excellent capture of the bird, good title and an interesting note for the Zoo.
Have a great weekend!
maloutim (8750) 2013-02-03 12:12
Great choice of a picture to open the New Year !
Thank you for your best wishes and sorry to be late with mine, but they are sincere, hoping that 2013 will be a better year, if that's possible with the present crisis ! One often wonders if it's ever going to stop :-(
You captured the pelican in a great position under beautiful light , with lovely colours.
Is its pen caged over or does the pelican stay there because it gets fed ?
Thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (8095) 2013-02-05 10:26
There could not be a better protrait of this magnificent bird, the composition, lighting and depth of field are all perfect. Really nicely done!
All the best
Kielia (20657) 2013-02-14 8:21
I almost missed this one! Outstanding photo work and a very beautiful composition with a fantastic atmosphere. The light on this fascinating creature makes the image very attractive! My compliments also for the nice note!
fritzi007 (7754) 2013-04-24 15:09
wirklich ein lustiges Foto, ich habe diese Vögel in Kreta getroffen!
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (74544)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L IS II USM, B+W 77 KSM C-POL MRC
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-30 23:39