<< Previous Next >>

The white stork

The white stork
Photo Information
Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4,0-5,6 Di VC USD
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-06 10:41
Viewed: 1267
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The white stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. Its plumage is mainly white, with black on its wings. Adults have long red legs and long pointed red beaks, and measure on average 100115 cm (3945 in) from beak tip to end of tail, with a 155215 cm (6185 in) wingspan. The two subspecies, which differ slightly in size, breed in Europe (north to Finland), northwestern Africa, southwestern Asia (east to southern Kazakhstan) and southern Africa. The white stork is a long-distance migrant, wintering in Africa from tropical Sub-Saharan Africa to as far south as South Africa, or on the Indian subcontinent. When migrating between Europe and Africa, it avoids crossing the Mediterranean Sea and detours via the Levant in the east or the Strait of Gibraltar in the west, because the air thermals on which it depends do not form over water.

A carnivore, the white stork eats a wide range of animal prey, including insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals and small birds. It takes most of its food from the ground, among low vegetation, and from shallow water. It is a monogamous breeder, but does not pair for life. Both members of the pair build a large stick nest, which may be used for several years. Each year the female can lay one clutch of usually four eggs, which hatch asynchronously 3334 days after being laid. Both parents take turns incubating the eggs and both feed the young. The young leave the nest 5864 days after hatching, and continue to be fed by the parents for a further 720 days.

marius-secan, Hotelcalifornia, Alex99 has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-06 10:58]

Hi Jiri,beautiful in flight capture of this stork,very sharp despite the fast mouvement and the difficult backlight,a common specie but not often seen on TN in flight so well.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jiri,
Pin sharp photo with nice natural colors and excellent details. I like this lovely photo taken from a very good POV. Nice contrast against the blue background.

Hello Jiri,

You are doing well with flying birds. Well captured this White Stork. Very good sharpness with splendid light and color in underwing. Good work....
Thanks for sharing,

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-01-07 6:08]

Hello Jiri,
Nice photo of this White Stork. Excellent timing. Good sharpness and natural colors.

Hello Jiri

Excellent in-flight shot of the white stork, fine POV
and framing, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hallo Jiri
very nice picture with good details
thanks gr lou

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2016-01-09 6:18]

Hi Jiri.
It is funny, but I saw these birds few time during my whole life. You managed to capture it at a very impressive phase. Exposure is very food and a bit clouded sky is simply amazing and suitable for the main subject. Well done and many thanks for greetings.

Calibration Check