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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-04 15:07
Viewed: 1956
Points: 26
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Hello all

in my town, we have two nests with storcks, so we can see very often this beautiful birds flying in the sky

From Wikipedia

Ciconia is a genus of birds in the stork family. Six of the seven living species occur in the Old World, but the maguari stork has a South American range. In addition, fossils suggest that Ciconia storks were somewhat more common in the tropical Americas in prehistoric times.
These are large storks, typically 100 cm tall, with a 180 cm wingspan and a long thick bill. Members of this genus are more variable in plumage than other storks, but several species have black upper bodies and wings, and white belly and undertail. Juveniles are a duller, browner version of the adult.
Ciconia storks are gregarious and colonial breeders, and pairs stay together for life. They typically build large stick nests in trees, although the maguari stork will nest on the ground and at least three species will construct their nests on human habitations. One of these, the white stork, is probably the best known of all storks, with a wealth of legend and folklore associated with this familiar visitor to Europe.
These storks feed on frogs, insects, young birds, lizards and rodents. They fly with the neck outstretched, like most other storks, but unlike herons which retract their neck in flight.

The migratory species like the white stork and the black stork soar on broad wings and rely on thermals of hot air for sustained long distance flight. Since thermals only form over land, these storks, like large raptors, must cross the Mediterranean at the narrowest points, and many of these birds can be seen going through the Straits of Gibraltar and the Bosphorus on migratio

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Hi Jacqueline, my neighbour in the gallery today, ;-)
Greatly composed shot, with a sharp storck, even during his / her flight, looking inside the frame and is probably just before landing off. You used the available lights well and the "background choice" was peerfect, too, it doesn't gain the viewer's attention from the big bird. Good shot, congratulations! And at the same time, welcome back to the site!
Thanks, kind regards, László

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-07-04 20:37]

Hello Jacqueline,
What a neat shot of this beautiful stork in full flight. I guessing it was sounding off a bit from the way it's bill is slightly open. Great stop action which gives us a good look at it's underside wing colors and markings. Exposure looks perfect and you captured nice detail.

Bonjour Jacqueline

Pour une débutante avec une caméra reflex numérique, la netteté et les détails sont excellents,
c'est parce que tu as superbement focusé le sujet en vol, avec un reflex numérique des temps modernes
comme tu a, n'ai pas peur de monter dans les ISO, disons pour toi pour commencer jusqu'à ISO800,
ainsi tu aurais donné plus de vitesse d'obturateur qui aide a figer mieux un oiseau à l'envol, TFS


Ciao Jacqueline, great capture of beautiful in-flight stork, perfect focus, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Jacqueline
Une très belle prise en vol.
Details intéressants.
Bon dimanche

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-05 1:54]

Hello Jacqueline,
Very nice photo of this Stork in flight. Good timing, beautiful natural colours and fine sharpness.
Greetings to Valerie,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-05 2:08]

Hello Jacqueline,
Good inflight capture of this stork with a good POV, focus and composition against a nice blue sky.TFS Best wishes,Sigi

Outstanding picture Jacqueline!!!

Thanks for sharing.


hallo Jacqueline
very nice picture to see
good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hi Jacqueline,
Beautiful species and well captured its flying. Well focus. Natural color and well sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-07 8:36]

Salut Jacqueline.Une position des ailes originale pour cette ciconia capture' en vol avec un parfaict timing,excellent exposition pour des details super malgre' la lumiere pas facile,tres bien fait! Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-07-11 22:17]

Hi Jacqueline
What an elegant bird. Nice sense of motion.
I saw nests of same or similar birds in Spain 10 years ago.


Bonsoir Jacqueline,

L'oiseau est bienplacé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la Cigogne en vol. Le ciel nuageux donne un bon contraste aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-07-20 3:15]

Salut Jacqueline,
Beautiful capture stork flight ..
Great composition and POV. Very good sharpness and light.
Best wishes,

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