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White stork

White stork
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Copyright: Valerie FOSSE (valy67) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P71, Canon EF 55-200mm 4.5-5.6 II USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-17 13:50
Viewed: 4786
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A picture from my archives, just to say hello and to tell you all that I haven't forgotten you, even if I don't spend much time on TN anymore.

My son was born on the 4th of August, he is called Denis and it's a wonderful, healthy baby boy. But he is taking up a lot of my time, so I do not have much time for photography right now. I am also very tired and I have some difficultes to recover from my cesarean, but it's getting a little bit better every day.

As for the picture, it is a White Stork, the symbol of the region whre I live, and also the bird which brings the babies, in our local tradition. It was walkng in a bare field, not far from the road, so we just stpped the car and I opened the window to take some pictures. This is the best of the series. Many things have been written on this bird already, so I won't repeat them again.

I wish you all a good night, and I hope you'll appreciate the picture...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-17 14:08]

Mother Valerie, congratulations with your son.
Great to see you with this very beautiful appropriate photo of this White Stork. Fantastic shot taken from a perfect low POV in beautiful colours and good sharpness. Excellent composition.

Ciao Valerie,
félicitations maman, une très belle et métaphorique photo, splendides couleurs et très bonne netteté, une belle composition avec une agréable luminosité.
Bonne nuit

bonjour Valérie

je suis très content pour toi, très belle photo du Cigogne blanche
prise par un excellent POV bas, superbe focus netteté et détails,
et une très belle luminosité, je vous souhaîte à toi et à ta
petite famille beaucoup de joie et de bonheur, TFS


Wowww... at last we could see a new post from a bussy and happy mother:)
Hope all everthing going well with you and your family MF Val!
This is utterly awesome capture of a white stork, a great represantative beauty on mothership indeed:)
TFS this MF and take care you and Denis!
Have a funny and amusing day with Denis:)


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-17 22:17]

Dear Valérie,
Congratulations on the birth of Denis and welcome back to TN!
I hope you recover quickly from your caesarian!
I like this suitable shot of a White Stork that looks good after it delivered Denis to you! :). great POV and fine pose with a nice natural BG.
Thanks and I hope you can sleep at night!

Hi Valerie,
Welcome back to TN. Hope Denis is doing well. Hope you get well soon from Caesarian troubles. A lovely capture of this white stork. Very well composed with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-18 2:53]

Salut Valerie,la prise de vue a fait la difference,magnifique lumiere pour le meilleur resultat avec des couleurs tres chauds,une nettete' impressionante et aussi une composition tres jolie.Mes compliments et bonne journee',LUCIANO

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-18 5:36]

Bonjour Valerie
Félicitation pour le nouveau venue.J'aime bien cette image.Le point de vue au niveau du sol est plaisant de plus l'image est bien en focus et nous fait voir d'excellent détail.Les couleurs sont également jolie ,j'aurrais probablement laisser un peux plus d'espace a l'avant de l'oiseau.
Merci pour le partage Michel

hello Valerie
great sharpness and good pose with beautiful colours
greeting lou

Bon soir Valerie,

congratulations on the birth of your ''new'' son. Glad he is healthy - sorry you are still not 100 %. Though tiredness is one of the big, new experiences with a first baby :-))

Thanks you for showing us this stork, photographed with your usual aplomb and beautiful, natural colours.

May be, you can carry in the push-chair the camera - when you take your son for a walk - and we can see again your wonderful images.

Take care,
Bonne nuit

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-18 13:20]

Hello Valerie.
Congratulations on the birth of your son Denis. This is an very good shot on this White stork! Your exposure looks excellent here. Nice saturated colors, and the detail is sharp.Best regards Siggi

Hola Valerie

Una preciosa composición de esta cigueña, con un contraste estupendo y una perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-08-30 5:50]

Hi, dear Valerie.
My heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to you and your, I am sure, charming baby. Thanks a lot for your amazing picture taken with highest skill and taste. I wish that a life of your sun would be so colourfull and refined as this picture and happy.

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2011-01-18 22:49]


The stork is well detailed and sharp. I like the contrasting colour to the BG, lighting, POV and your composition.
I have recently made a "comeback" to TN. Hope to see some more of your posts on TN again too!

Ciao Valerie, nice see you again on TN, great captur of lovely white stork in a beautiful natural ambientation, splendid natural colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

So sweet! Congratulations! Motherhood is so beautiful, my friend Valerie.
This shot is very beautiful, too!
It is perfectly timed and I love the blurry BG!
Very well done!

Hi Valerie,
Splendid colors and very fine and sharp details, TFS!

Hi Valérie,
Good to see you here again, Mother Val. :) I hope everything goes well with your family. Beautiful photo with awesome colors and fantastic compo - representing well the time when you were only waiting for Denis' coming. Although I find the canvas too thick, an exceptional post. Bravo.
Have a great new year, friendly regards, László

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-01-21 15:01]

Bonjuor Valérie,
Congratulations on the birth of Denis!
White stork, the presentation and composition are excellent.
You and your family, I wish you health and beauty.

Hello Valérie.
This is an excellent work with the lens from the side profile. The stork sits pretty on the plane of focus with excellent details. Beautiful colors and pleasingly silenced background. Well done and thanks for sharing. Kind regards - Jusni

Preciosa foto de este ejemplar de cigüeña anillado. Por aquí esta especie
es ya muy común, llegando incluso a crear problemas, basicamente en edificaciones.
Saturaste el color de una manera atractiva para el espectador.
Saludos Valerie: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Valérie,

A lovely composition with this majestic bird!
All details are perfectly captured, the DoF is accurate and leaves the background blurry...
Fine texture in the plumage, and the fine light produces vivid and natural colours!

Pablo -

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-24 4:32]

Bonjour Valérie,
Merci de ta gentille critique. Je vois que tu as l'intention de revenir doucement sur TN. Une très bonne idée. Je sais qu'avec un bébé les moments de liberté ne sont pas très nombreux,alors profites en le mieux possible.
J'avais raté cette charmante cigogne, bien sûr le meilleur symbole pour annoncer une naissance.

Hi Valerie!
Hope you and Denis are doing well.
I just caught up with your critique on Sheriff's picture and thought you might be up and doing on TN again.
Nevertheless, it is a pleasure to catch up with this lovely picture I missed way back in August of 2010.
The White Stork looks just adorable in this well captured picture.
Thanks and keep well.

Hi Valerie,
thanks for Your critique. About this stork.
We have a lot of them in summer in Poland. When I was with my wife in Turkey few years ago in autumn we saw thousands of them. It was incredible.
Nice colours and good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-02-05 8:29]

Hello Valerie,
You posted this a long time ago and I'm sorry I missed it as I love Storks! Your capture is beautiful showing it walking along with sharp focus on the eye. Excellent details of the plumage too and lovely natural colours. Very well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Ciao Valerie. Great shot in 3D effect. Impressive DOF, stunning details and sharp with exciting colours.


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