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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: 2009-04-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF 55-200mm 4.5-5.6 II USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-17 11:21
Viewed: 3962
Points: 44
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Hello everybody !

Today I post an old picture from my archives, not the best one but today I have a very good reason to post this one.

In Alsace, the French region where I live, we have a nice legend saying that the White Stork (the symbol of our region) is bringing the babies to the couples. So today, I chose this because I just learned, yesterday, that I am pregnant.


It is a bit of a surprise for me, but such a good news ! And my mother, that we know on TN with the username of Noisette, will be a grand-mother !

By the way, I also want to celebrate my four years on TN ! I have not been such a regular visitor these last months, but I have never forgotten any of you, my nature-loving ffriends ! It's been a great time, here, and I hope it will last many more years.

As for the picture, there's not much to say - everybody knows a lot about these birds, it would be boring to say it again, and I am quite uncomfortable sitting at my computer, for the moment, so I will leave wth just this short note.

I hope you'll enjoy it !!!

Hormon_Manyer, marianas, chudy, zulfu, maurydv, Alex99, siggi, MMM, Miss_Piggy, CeltickRanger, nasokoun, oanaotilia, lovenature, pvb has marked this note useful
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Bonjour Val,

When I was a newcomer on the site (4 years ago), You were one of the first persons who greeted me and commented my photo. So now let me be the first TrekNaturer who congratulates to You for being pregnant. Take care, Madame - we all wish to both of You health.

The legend about the White Stork is the same in Hungary. About the photo: You said it isn't the best one. I disagree, by my opinion it's absolutely a high level one with great composition, sharpness, lights and colors. I think it's impossible to show the nesting stork better than You did. Congrats for the photo and tfs.

Peace, love, health, happiness - friendly regards from László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-17 11:31]

Hello Valerie,
An appropriate photo.
Beautiful photo in very good sharpness and details. Great composition and natural colours. A few days ago I was posting almost the same photo with two loving storks. If I knew what I know now, I had dedicate it to you.

Hi Valerie,
Many congratulations.
Nice appropriate photo,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-17 12:24]

Hi Valerie
Great congratulation for this great news!
I am sure:is a booooooyyyyyy!
Great !
I am vary happy for you and for your husband too!
Have a great day!

Ciao Valerie, congratulations for the splendid news, oh oh Jacqueline will be a grandmother:), in Italy too White stork bring babies:), congratulations for your four year on TN too and thanks for all your wonderful photos, I like a lot this one with superb blue sky and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, best wishes to you, ciao Silvio

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-17 12:32]

Bonsoir Valerie,
Une nouvelles exceptionnelles. Oui, vous avez raison, il est une légende dans le monde entier.
Cigogne apporte non seulement il printemps droit vestitoul et des enfants.
Mes félicitations et dorescc chaleureux vous de tout mon cœur tout ce qui est mieux pour vous et le petit. Aussi des félicitations et des grands-parents! Personne d'autre que Jacqueline.
Très bonne image choisie pour célébrer cet événement.
Une magnifique soirée,

Hello Valerie
To us is the same legend!
The white stork bringing the babies !
For us,the woman's, to be pregnant is the great realization of the marriage!
To give a new life is our mission!
Congratulation my dear friend!

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2010-03-17 14:10]

Welcome Valy.
My congratulations, I wish You and Your future child much health and the auspiciousness. I think that in a few years we will have the third generation on TN. In Poland the stork is also bringing children, he brought me three:)
I am greeting Slawek.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-03-17 14:43]
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Hello Valerie, Lovely shot in a lovely day! Colours, details and composition are wonderful.
Congrats you on your baby!
TFS ang G's,

Ciao Valerie,
FELICITATIONS, aussi en Italie la cigogne amène les enfants; superbe cigogne blanche prise dans une très belle pose, magnifiques couleurs.
Je te souhaite une bonne nuit
Ciao Maurizio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-17 21:25]

Hi dear Valerie.
What a great new. My heartfelt congratulations. I hope we will see your baby in due time and suitable picture for this event too. We have similar legend. However, in our region these wonderful birds are absent. Great shot. Bravo. Happiness to you.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-18 1:53]

Hello Valerie,
Wonderful close-up portrait of the white stork. details, sharpness,eye contact, focus and colors are very good. TFS
Best regards Siggi

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-03-18 6:25]

Salut Valérie
Felecitation pour cette merveilleuse nouvelle.Je te souhaite beaucoup de bonheur tu aurras donc un nouveau sujet de photographie.Bell photo qui couvre bien le sujet.
A bientot

hello Valerie
Congratulations with your pregnancy
and i hope you have a good time \
so this is a nice picture for you
great shot and good sharpness
greeting lou

Hallo Valerie
Congratulations on the good news, I am sure you are looking forward to the new arrival. As I said to your mom when I critiqued her image a bit earlier, it seems as if we (she and I) are going to become grandmas at almost the same time as I also heard that my daughter in law is pregnant with our first grandchild. I wish you all the very best for the pregnancy and the arrival of a healthy little bundle of joy. One advantage you have is that you can take as many photos as you like at any time you wish and you do not have to worry to pay somebody to photograph your baby. Boy, and does the stork in your photo look chuffed and very proud about the news. It is a pretty image with beautiful colours and detail. Especially the long beak and the toffee coloured feathers on the chest is lovely. Thanks for sharing and take care.

bonjour Valerie

en lisant le titre de ta belle photo j'ai deviné d'avance de quelle
bonne nouvelle il s'agit et je suis très content pour vous,
et la photo idéale pour annoncer cette bonne nouvelle,
avec un POV en contre-plongé que j'aime, très belle luminosité,



hello Valerie,
splendid scene and photo!
"keep photographing!" TFS

Congratuletions Valerie!
It is a very good news and you have chosen the perfect simbol to celebrate this!
Most probably you will be a very good mother and you will teach your child many of the nature's secrets!

All the best to you and to the baby!

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2010-03-31 1:35]

Hello Valerie,

We wait for the baby girl! ;)
Love that red bill.


Hello Valerie and Congratulations, you must be very excited. I'm very happy for you and you mother.
I think your choice for choosing a white stork this day was very fitting. White storks are amazing birds and you capture this one nicely with a big blue sky.
TFS Janice

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2010-08-15 3:48]

Hi Valerie,
Congratulations with the birth of Denis.
I know from experience that you will take a lot of pictures only it will not be of wildlife but of your new born. This stork looks great against the blue sky. Very good sharpness and taken from a nice pov with the wind in the feathers.
TFS and all the best with your baby-boy and hope to see new photo's from you soon.

Hello Valérie,

Of course it is the stork that brings the babies, I guess that is something everybody knows!
Congrats a lot, even if I'm almost a year belated but that's me...
Great composition, excellent details in the bird with the shining white plumage!

Pablo -

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