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Sooooo Big Fish!!!

Sooooo Big Fish!!!
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40-49 Points (Chapter 2), National Symbols [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-12 4:02
Viewed: 3506
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Every rodster in Poland has got same story. With friends, after work, in pub, he spreads his arms as wide as he can and brags - I caught sooooooo big fish, look at my arms - it was as big as my spreaded arms. Of course most of them are liars :-) This is Polish White Stork, so he is of course rodster-liar too. He shows us how big was his last fish, but do we believe him?

I talked with this fellow and he said to me - I'm cut off but I'm proud of it!

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To ornis: Exactly :-)red45 1 01-12 05:04
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Hi Grzegorz

Love your note, very humourous! Good image. Love the way the feathers have extended and shows such good detail. Good capture. Tell him next time to take a camera and so we can see just how big the fish really was!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-12 4:51]

My husband caught 2 fish today - but
he brought them home, so he couldn't lie (this time!).
I never realised that this White(?) stork had black feathers on his wings. G Another good shot of him Greg - I wish you hadn't cut his legs off though.

This one along with your title really made me laugh. Good way to start the day!
Is that the one that spent the night bathing with Elizes flamingo? Hope he's only expressing the fish size :-). Besides that, very good catch and perfect lighting, Grzegorz. I love these kind of shots for a change.

It *must* have been a big fish, it seems as if it pulled him through the mud before surrendering ;-)) Great details on this one, just one small patch of overexposure on his shoulder. The shadows look pretty deep, maybe use of fill flash + a stop down on exposure would have been a good combination in this case.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-12 8:09]

Funny note,it gives prior prospective to see the pic ehehehh.Nice pose&captured with good details.

I think Bente is right, the fish pulled him through the mud and now he is trying to say how big it was.
Another great shot of this poor abused stock. How can the fish be so hard on him.
Good work Grzegorz

Yes, men just love to exaggerate, and not only about fish size ;-)

I like your ideas very much.
It seems that you are able to transform even not very interesting or perfect photo into something completely different. I think that your very clever titles and notes made it.
I wish that more TN members have such ideas.

Well done!

Ooh wow.. he should take a bath with my flamingo ;)

Beautiful shot, very sharp, good details on feathers.. well done !

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-12 12:03]

Great note for a 'not easy to get a good compo picture', Grzegorz. I like your approach for this one. I beleive him, may be he saw one...

Grzegorz, Great pose, sharpness & details seen in this not-so-white stork. Dirty Bird! ;-) TFS!!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-01-12 12:53]

very nice moment you took the shot Grzegorz,
I like the way you took it with a nice angle you took it, great are the pof and the dof, very nice are the colours, Yes I like the shot, good job

Very funny... Greg. I like the angle you took on this shot. Him being a fisherman (or rodster as you eloquently put it) and all. I really enjoyed this post. Will smile for a while thinking of this.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-12 14:49]

Hi Greg
A real bedraggled stork muddy and lovely, the overal impact and mood here is nice. I would like to see the whole bird, but he looks such a cute mess, that it does not matter.
I think the fish has driven him below the mud - this for Bente's attention!

The cleanness is simply superb, very great shot Grzegorz
In a friendly way Christophe

A fisherman said, yestarday I cought 10 trouts in the river.
His friend replied: that nothing, yestarday I caught 100 trouts.
A third guy sayd: thats nothing, yestarday, when I arrived there was no river...only trouts!!!
A good shot, regards.

Composition: ***
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ***
POV: ****

Great dirty capture, very sharp.
Well done.

Poor dirty stork. He needs a bath ;-) Maybe in our bathroom? What do you think?

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-14 14:38]

This shot made me laugh out loud! The heading is perfect for this shot and I can almost see this old fisherman that have had a little too much to dring telling about the one that got away :)

The sharpness is excellent and I like this composition.

Well done and thanks for posting

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  • Mluc Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 0] (16)
  • [2005-01-16 7:32]

Tres bonne photo, malheureusement vous avez coupé le bout des ailes et des pates.
Tres bon details.

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  • olar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 137 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-01-19 5:53]

Bardzo zabawny opis. Lubię bociany. Tylko szkoda że jest taki brudny.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-07 8:43]

Grzegorz, this is amazing. Excellent colors, pose and composition. Besides, perfect sharpness.

A great job indeed.

boki zrywac! Niezla historie tu zapodales! Musze przyznac, ze gdyby nie tytul pewnie wciaz to zdjecie byloby przeoczone przeze mnie!
Nic dodac - nic ujac! Rewelacja!

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