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Ciconia ciconia

Ciconia ciconia
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-28
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-11-14 5:15
Viewed: 1727
Points: 20
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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 100–115 cm (39–45 in) from beak tip to end of tail, with a 195–215 cm (77–85 in) wingspan. The two subspecies, which differ slightly in size, breed in Europe (north to Estonia), 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 33–34 days after being laid. Both parents take turns incubating the eggs and both feed the young. The young leave the nest 58–64 days after hatching, and continue to be fed by the parents for a further 7–20 days.

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Hallo Tibi
A beautiful image, not only filled with lots of colour and sunshine, but also with sharp details and attraction to it. The composition and viewpoint is pleasant and the image as a whole is a pleasure to look at. Thanks for sharing a lovely macro. Best regards.

Ciao Tibi, great capture of lovely ciconia in fantastic action, splendid sharpness, wonderful light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Bartha,
lovely inflight shot with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I especially like the open wings and the fine details of plumage. I think you have a little bit more clearance for the brightness and made a workshop for you.
Best wishes,

hello Tibi
great composition with lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Tibi,
Great in-flight capture with excellent detail and colours. Good POV.

Hi Bartha,
amazing photo of this white stork. Excellent situation. Great sharpness and composition. Nice natural colours.
Have a nice week,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-14 10:21]

Hello Tibi.
Very nice action shot.This is a very nice and unusual bird. You have captured him well in flight with good colour and sharpness.Best regards Siggi

Hábil en el momento del disparo aunque se ve algo movida.
Saludos Bartha: J. Ignasi.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-11-14 23:37]

Szia Tibi,
Remek fotó a beszálló, elszálló gólyáról, jó az élesség, a színek, és a részletes árnyékok és fények, gratula, !

Bonjour Tibi,
Trčs bonne coordination de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier une attitude peu perceptible, couramment, du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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