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Wood Stork

Wood Stork
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Florida
Date Submitted: 2007-04-22 2:22
Viewed: 3095
Points: 16
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Wood Stork
Mycteria americana

Tantale d'Amérique (French)
Cigüeña americana (Spanish)
Wood Ibis (English)

A large, white, bald-headed wading bird of the southeastern swamps, the Wood Stork is the only stork breeding in the United States. Its late winter breeding season is timed to the Florida dry season when its fish prey become concentrated in shrinking pools.

Huge, long-legged white bird.
Long, thick, down-curved bill.
Head black and bald.
Wings white with extensive black flight feathers.
Size: 85-115 cm (33-45 in)
Wingspan: 150-175 cm (59-69 in)
Weight: 2050-2640 g (72.37-93.19 ounces)
Sexes look alike.

Usually silent. Nasal barking calls at nest.

This shot was taken at a Bird Sanctuary where I saw many of these woodstorks nesting.


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Hi Manyee,
nice and clear shot of this water bird, the bird it self not really beautiful but the looks make it more to unique creature, the tree branches make this picture even more artistic, TFS

Hi, Manyee.
Nice shot. Very good pose on branch and POV. Sharp. Well composed. Beautiful blue sky BG.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-22 11:49]

Hi Manyee

Great shot - good DOF and POV - you have captured the head very well, which is difficult considering the white plumage.


Hi Manyee.
Good shot. Very pure and sharp shot.Harmony of atmosphere, colours, lightning. Well done. tfs. Stev

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-22 17:48]

Hola Manyee,
espectacular pov.
agradable y estupenda captura,

This fellow looks so top heavy, balancing on those spindly legs. It makes me nervous to see it up there. I am probably projecting on it my own vertigo and problems with balance. Focus on the head and body is excellent. The color looks very natural.

Evelynn : )

Hi Manyee,
I liked the POV here i which you have used the sky as BG. I some what like the low angle shots or birds as they depict them as animals which reside in a tree!!

Very clear view of the important details of this bird. It seems to be using on branch to hold its body steady, which is quite and interesting thing to observe.

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