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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-10 13:08
Viewed: 4987
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White Stork
Cicconia cicconia
TR: Leylek

*Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long stout bills, belonging to the family Ciconiidae. They are the only family in the biological order Ciconiiformes, which was once much larger and held a number of families.

They occur in most of the warmer regions of the world and tend to live in drier habitats than the related herons, spoonbills, and ibises; they also lack the powder down that those groups use to clean off fish slime. Storks have no syrinx and are mute, giving no bird call; bill-clattering is an important mode of stork communication at the nest. Many species are migratory. Most storks eat frogs, fish, insects, earthworms, and small birds or mammals. There are 19 living species of storks in six genera.

Storks tend to use soaring, gliding flight, which conserves energy. Soaring requires thermal air currents. Ottomar Anschütz's famous 1884 album of photographs of storks inspired the design of Otto Lilienthal's experimental gliders of the late 19th century. Storks are heavy, with wide wingspans: the Marabou Stork, with a wingspan of 3.2 m (10.5 ft), joins the Andean Condor in having the widest wingspan of all living land birds.

Their nests are often very large and may be used for many years. Some have been known to grow to over 2 m (6 ft) in diameter and about 3 m (10 ft) in depth. Storks were once thought to be monogamous, but this is only partially true. They may change mates after migrations, and may migrate without a mate. They tend to be attached to nests as much as partners.
(*Source: wikipedia)

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-10 13:15]

Merhaba Selen,
Nice bu "portre". Güzel detaylar ve renkler. Mükemmel bir makro.
Güzel bir akşam,

hello Selen
very good frame,the already beautiful bird in a marvellously photo,very good output in colours,special in white,exceptional details,special photo!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-10 13:36]

Hello Selen,
Very nice closeup of the White Stork.Good exposure on the whites, good detail, compo and POV.I like the drop!Nice little catchlight in the eye giving it life.Very nice shooting. Best regards Siggi

A fine stork profile portrait with a little jewel of a drop frozen perfectly Selen, the exposure on white feathers is just right, the focus likewise, a sure job of an expert. TFS this beautiful image my friend.

Hallo Selen
Like all your previous bird postings this is image is off high standard. Your camerawork is flawless and your work is precise and orderly. It is always a pleasure to look at your images as they testify of pride. I cannot give other comment than perfect photography as a whole. Not only the fine detail, but the colours captured in this image are tip-top. The water droplet is displayed so well and you could not have chosen a better title..I like the space left on the right hand side of the image. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-11-11 1:47]

Selen hanım selamlar,
Çok estetik bir, Ak Leylek portresi...
Keskin detaylar ve renkler ilgi çekiyor.Damla da...
Emeğinize sağlık,

Merhaba Selen, beautiful Ciconia, I never like a lot lovely drop, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-11 4:07]

Hello Selen,
Fantastic photo with a perfect title. Marvelous waterdrop in the centre of your photo. The sharpness and details in the Stork are excellent. Impressive eye contact, splendid colours, contrasting OOF BG and choice of composition.

Hi Selen
Very elegant image. Perfect exposure, nice blured background (with nice looking texture), good contrast I like it very much

Merhaba Selen,
I'm so happy to meet you again ...
Your shots are always so special - like this one, it's excellent.
I love this drop, so sharp, so crisp.
A fantastic arrangement, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-11 7:15]

Hello Selen,
A fabulous close view of this Stork drinking water while keeping an eager eye on you! Great sharpness and beautiful colours and i do like the 'drop'!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-11 11:54]

Hi selen. It so nice to see you on Tn again dont leve it so long . You have captured this fine close up of the White Stork
with the water droplet.You have good exposure in the white featehrs and bright colour in the large bill. Well taken TFS.

Hello Selen,
Excellent this close up wiyh great details and sharpness.
Fantastic contrast and good background.

Hello Selen
this portrait of white storck is superb, his white plumage is so well taken with wonderful details, i lik his pose very much but also the water in the BG and the falling water droplet
Very well done

Hi Selen,
Excellent focus! good POV and composition. Ver well done.
TFS & best regards.

Hello Selen,

A fine profile capture of this arrogant looking fellow!
A shining white plumage is about the worst challenge there is exposure wise but this is really well handled...
Dynamic composition with fine colours!

Pablo -

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-11-15 11:28]

Bonjour Selen, I seem to be getting back to TN and I am very happy to see you here again! As always your pictures are technically skillful and catch a special moment... here is the drop of water while the beautiful bird seems to glance at you. The background is beautiful and wavy, lightly sharp but enough to give the sense of the water, moving behind the stork. Thank you!


Hello Selen,
what a fantastic portrait of the White Stork taken from an excellent POV and a great timing, superb sharpness and splendid natural colours, a very pleasing close composition.
Best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-11-15 21:42]

Beautiful image Selene!!
The detail and exposure is wonderful. Love the low POV and of coarse, that tiny water drop is a real eye catcher!! Well done!!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-15 22:55]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Beyaz tüylerdeki detayları,göz teması,pozu ve gagasından düşen damlasıyla mükemmel bir kare olmuş.
Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık..

Very nice Selen, and what a drip!! ;-)
Technically well done..
I especially note the excellent exposure of the whites and details there.
Have a great day my friend.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-11-23 4:24]

Hi Selen,
great crystal clear details and timing. Framing is very good too, as always - it's good to see you here again :o)

Hi Selen,
the droplet! Sensational, the shot of the Stork head with all the fine details. Thanks also for the careful note.
Our Museum of Natural History has Satellite-sendered a Stork called "Max"10 years ago. You can follow its daily location on Internet: www.fr.ch/mhn/news/septembre_2009/home_homepic_max6.asp?web=mhn&loc=fr. After a few years of errands, Max started laying eggs, so it was a female and should be called Maxine or something.
Best regards

adeta temizliğin sembolü gibi. bembeyaz tüyler ve kırmızı gagasıyla çok güzel bir poz vermiş, leyleğimiz. bir yandan fotoğrafçısına bakarken diyer yandan poz vermeyi ve su içmeyi ihmal etmemiş. beyaz ayarı, keskin detaylar ve açısı harika. kadraj seçimi ve ışık kullanımı da. tebrikler Selen Hanım.
epeydir yeni fotoğraflarınızı göremiyoruz. yenileri bekliyoruz.
sağlıcakla kalın, selamlar.

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