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EUROPEAN WHITE STORK


EUROPEAN WHITE STORK
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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-24 11:34
Viewed: 2102
Points: 32
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EUROPEAN WHITE STORK (CICONIA CICONIA)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Ciconia is a genus of birds in the stork family. Six of the seven living species occur in the Old World, but the Maguari Stork has a South American range. In addition, fossils suggest that Ciconia storks were somewhat more common in the tropical Americas in prehistoric times.

These are large storks, typically 100 cm tall, with a 180 cm wingspan and a long thick bill. Members of this genus are more variable in plumage than other storks, but several species have black upper bodies and wings, and white belly and undertail. Juveniles are a duller, browner version of the adult.

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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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-24 11:43]

Hi Marius,magnificent capture of this stork walking,i never seen this specie in my fields but a lot in my moroccan trip the last year.Perfect quality as usual and great details despite the mouvement.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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Buna Marius,
O captura foarte reusita,claritatea excelenta.Compozitie si detalii reusite si culori foarte naturala.
Numai bine!-Tibi

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-24 11:54]

Hello Marius,
wonderful capture of a stork.The POV is excellent.Super clarity the plumage detail is very good.Regards Siggi

Hello Marius
Excellent walking stork photo.
Perfectly focused and exposed with excellent detail and nicely out of focus background.
regards yiannis

Ciao Marius, great capture of lovely stork in nice walking pose, beutiful ambientation, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Marius.
Splendida questa cattura di cicogna bianca fotografata egregiamente,con un’eccellente nitidezza e notevoli dettagli, eccellenti i colori naturali molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Marius
Excellent photography, beautiful POV, egregious sharpness and natural colors.
compliments
Hello Vanni

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-24 13:31]

Hello Marius,
Very nice photo of this stork taken from a perfect low POV. Splendid colours and very good sharpness. The purplpe dots make this photo to a special one.
Regards,
Peter

Hi Marius,
excellent photo of this white stork. Beautiful colours. Excellent white balance. Perfect point of view.
Have a nice day,
Maciek

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-10-24 23:43]

Buna Marius,
A cam trecut vremea berzelor, dar aceasta fotografie i-mi aduce in minte frumoasele clipe de vara,cind berzele erau pe la noi. Este o fotografie frumoasa, cu detalii clare si corect colorate,reflecta bine calitatea obiectivului si priceperea fotografului!
Numai bine,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-10-25 6:47]

Hi,
Excellent image...fine dof and pose by the stork..I like the depth here, lovely. tfs.
nagraj.v

hello Marius,
a very nice picture of this stork from a good angle.
best colour and clarity. very well composed picture.
best wishes,
samiran

Hello Marius,
lovely capture of this stork with good sharpness and natural colours. I especially like the fore- and the background with all these blue spots.
Best wishes,
Helmut

Hello Marius,
An excellent capture with beautiful colors, details & setting. Well composed & presented with a great POV. Great work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!

Umar

Ciao Marius. Great time for the Stork while's walking. Excellente DO and details. Beautiful colours.

Roberto

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-27 1:33]

Hallo Marius,
A very fine and poetical picture. Love the subtle tints, this fine blurred blue of flowers in front and in the back of your picture. Very good dynamic pose of the stork too.
Very pleasant.
Have a nice weekend
Anne

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