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Human impact
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 60D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-22 3:49
Viewed: 3174
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi again,

The question behind this shot is, of course, "Is this normal/natural?"
And i'm not taking about braking the TOS here, but in fact the destruction of natural habitats and pollution.
During my field trips i've seen many natural habitats completely destroyed by clearings of forests, overgrazing, damming or many other human actions with grave impact on the native wildlife. Sadly, as opposed to photos of a killed frog or a squished snake, though, photos of birds seem to have a bigger impact on viewers, so i hereby post this photo of a white stork (Ciconia ciconia) taken just outside the city i live in and with a very "suitable" background to prove my point.
What is your answer to my question?

Regards and thanks for visiting.

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EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Macro
Filters: No
Focal Length: 150mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec.
Metering Mode: Pattern metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Flash: No
Support: no
TOD: about 8 PM
Weather conditions: overcast

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Very thoughtful composition. I love how you have brought in both natural and man-made elements in a single frame, more so since there is a chimney blowing out steam/smoke. A very poignant picture.

Hi Horia,
What a “wakeup” shot indicating the influence of the influence of the human race!! Fantastic detail and BG (not the pollution).
PS. You use the equipment I desire.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
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Hello Horia,
A very fine capture of a White Stork flying past an industrial BG. The focusing on the stork is excellent with fine sharpness and colours. We tend to keep our destruction of the environment OOF unfortunately.
I feel with all my heart the message that you send in this fine image. I hope that the situation is not hopeless!
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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