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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-15 5:27
Viewed: 2201
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)are heavily building their nests. In northern Spain (Zaragozza and Lleida region) you find them often on buildings especially on churches and castles.

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 migration.

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Hello Pierre,
beautiful inflight capture with great detail and colour.

Hello Pierre

Nice capture of this white stork at its nest building duties. Good exposure against the clean blue sky. Perhaps a little unlucky with the position of the near wing.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-15 7:23]

Hello Pierre,
Nice photo of this White Stork with nesting material. Beautiful contrasting colours.

Hallo Pierre
great sharpness picture with nice details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Pierre

Excellent shot of the White Stork transporting
materials for his nest construction, with fine POV,
the little catch-light always enhance the photos
with rendering them more beautiful, TFS


Hello Pierre,
What a magnificent capture of the White Stork in-flight!! The absolute clarity and detail etched against the pure blue sky makes this an excellent composition!! Fantastic work my friend.
Best regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-15 11:43]

Hi Pierre,
Perfect shot and with a very good moment captured.
Nice colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Pierre,
Wooohhh.....What a beautiful pic of this Stork.
Great details and nice colour.
It's very difficult to take this kind of pic.And you have done a great job.
Thanks for sharing.


An excellent shot with nice colros and good sharpness.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-16 7:34]

Bonjour Pierre,
Voisin d'un jour...avec une merveilleuse image de cigogne très occupée! EXcellente gestion du blanc et un joli contraste de couleur avec l'arrière-plan bleu-ciel.

Hello Pierre.

Magnifique photographie de cette grande cigogne. Très beau point de vue. Bonne mise en page du sujet, netteté parfaite et contraste excellent.

Juste un peu dommage que l'on ne voie qu'une seule aile ; mais ce n'est pas facile de capturer de tels instants.

Bravo pour ce magnifique cliché.


Hello Pierre,
Beautiful in flight catch with excellent clarity and sharpness,lovely colours and an impressive stance in the air.

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