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Happy Easter
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 100, UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark feb/mar 2007
Theme(s): Kruger National Park 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-07 13:17
Viewed: 3834
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
first of all Happy Easter to all members of TN,

This is a posting of a maraboustork (not to be confused with marabou chocolate although this can be nice as well sometimes),when we approached the skukuza area I saw a dozen of these fellows flying high up in the sky,we where lucky as they landed close to a bridge over the river where we could stop to make a few shots,hope you like it and TFW.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-04-07 13:19]

nice photo good pose by the bird nice focus good colors. Happy Easter right back at ya.

Fine picture of this bird in a contemplative mood by the water.
Crisp and colourful image with a good DOF.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-07 13:45]

Interesting bird, Paul. Well-captured with good color and contrast.
Best wishes,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-07 14:14]

Hello Paul

Excellent lighting.The exposure is spot on.Well focused with sharp detail and well saturated colours.I like the vertical composition.Nicely done.TFS


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-07 14:48]

Hello Paul,
Nice composition. Almost still-life taking into account that this bird can remain motionless for hours :-)
Best greetings,

Very pretty shot Paul. I really love this pic, great photo. Tfs. Stev

Hi Paul,

Very beautiful shot of this ugly-ass bird. I feel sorry for it, but then it probably looks at us and thinks we are some sorry-ass looking humans. Excellent exposure. :)

Happy Easter, Paul.
I have a stupid question...
Aren't you afraid to open the car window; after all it is the Krugerpark.
Well composed quality image; nice shot of this guy in his habitat; or is it a female?
Very sharp too; for example the eye; the latter has a nice catch light as well.

Hi Paul,
A very good shot on this Marabou Stork. You handled the light very well. Nice colors and very sharp detail. Looks great!

ay! a pretty ugly looking one but you pictured it well and sharp. the colors are good.
Happy Easter!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-07 23:18]

Hello Paul,
Superb composition with the subject having great detail and nice color, thanks for sharing.

Hello Paul,
Those guys look so strange to me... This is a beautiful capture with excellent exposure, details, composition and colors. I don't know how I would react being in front of this bird... Well done,

Beaux détails et très belle composition.

Hi Paul

Although this is not the most handsome bird on TN, you have done a fantastic job here. The presentation, composition and quality are all spot on. Congrats! :-)

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-04-09 13:59]

Hoi Paul , Een prachtige foto van de Marabou , het zijn zulke aparte beesten , hij is mooi van lelijkheid , dat koppie van hem ,dit is een gave compositie , ik heb ze ook gefotograveerd maar dan in de zoo ,heel aparte vogels ,tfs Groeten teunie .

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-04-14 2:29]

Hi Paul
great shot super sharp and fully detailed.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-04-16 4:28]

Hi Paul,

Great picture of this bird.
Great color, position, sharpness, lighting and background.


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