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*Wood Stork*


*Wood Stork*
Photo Information
Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, SanDisk Ultra II 2GB, Hoya 58mm skylight
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-03 8:39
Viewed: 3509
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On the same wild backroad where i found the Cottonmouth-Snake
this friendly Wood Stork gave me a few poses.


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The Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) is a large
American wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae.

The adult is a large bird 83-115 cm tall and 140-180
cm in wingspan. Males typically weigh 2.5–3.3 kg;
females weigh 2.0–2.8 kg. It appears all white on the
ground, with blackish-gray legs and pink feet. In
flight, the trailing edge of the wings is black. The
head is dark brown with a bald, black face, and the
thick downcurved bill is dusky yellow. Juvenile birds
are a duller version of the adult, generally browner
on the neck, and with a paler bill.

This is a subtropical and tropical species which
breeds in much of South America, Central America and
the Caribbean. The Wood Stork is the only stork that
presently breeds in North America. In the United
States there is a small and endangered breeding
population in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina,
along with a recently discovered rookery in
southeastern North Carolina. On the other hand, in
Santa Catarina state (Brazil) its decline seems to
have been reversed: after an absence between the late
1960s and the mid-1990s, the species is now again
regularly encountered there, in particular in the
Tubarão River region. It is likely that the Paraná
River region's wetlands served as a stronghold of the
species, from where it is now re-colonizing some of
its former haunts. Globally, it is considered a
Species of Least Concern by the IUCN due to its large
range.

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Stork]

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Kameramodell Canon EOS 40D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.1
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 20.04.2009 17:34:57
Aufnahmemodus Blendenautomatik
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/400
Av (Blendenzahl) 5.6
Messmodus Mehrfeldmessung
Belichtungskorrektur 0
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 500
Objektiv EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Brennweite 250.0 mm
Bildgröße 3888x2592
Bildqualität Fein
Blitz Aus
Weißabgleich Automatisch
AF-Betriebsart One-Shot AF
Bildstil Landschaft
Schärfe 4
Kontrast 0
Farbsättigung 0
Farbton 0
Farbraum sRGB
Rauschreduzierung bei Langzeitbelichtung 2:Ein
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Dateigröße 3423 KB
Staublöschungsdaten Nein
Transportart Reihenaufnahme mit hoher Geschwindigkeit

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Thorsten, great shot, wonderful detail and the way the bg is softened by the f-stop is great.

Greg

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-03 11:02]

Hi Thorsten.
Superb three-dimensional shot of a fine stork. I am impressed with transparency of the image and tremendous sharpness and details of the bird and nearest surroundings. Great shot. Bravo.
Alexei.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-06-04 15:24]

Hola Thorsten.
Interesante foto. La mirada fija en Tu lente es impresionante. Sus largas patas son muy hermosas asi como su largo pico.
Muy educativa la nota escrita
Saludos
Luis52.

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