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Taking off

Taking off
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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: 2009-08-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds' interaction with different bird species, Three of A Kind [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-03 10:05
Viewed: 5668
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Crane
Grus grus
TR: Turna
White Stork
Cicconia cicconia
TR: Leylek

Couldn't fit the first stork in the frame:o)

*The Common Crane (Grus grus), also known as the Eurasian Crane, is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes.
It is a large, stately bird and a medium-sized crane at 100-130 cm (40-52 in) long, with a 180-240 cm (71-96 in) wingspan and a weight of 4.5-6 kg (10-13.2 lbs). It is grey with a white facial streak and a bunch of black wing plumes. Adults have a red crown patch. It has a loud trumpeting call, given in flight and display. It has a dancing display, leaping with wings uplifted.

It breeds in wetlands in northern parts of Europe and Asia. The global population is in the region of 210,000-250,000, with the vast majority nesting in Russia and Scandinavia.

It is a long distance migrant wintering in Africa (south to Morocco and Ethiopia), southern Europe, and southern Asia (south to northern Pakistan and eastern China). Migrating flocks fly in a V formation.

It is a rare visitor to western North America, where birds are occasionally seen with flocks of migrating Sandhill Cranes.

It is omnivorous, eating leaves, roots, berries (including notably the cranberry, which is probably named after the species), insects, small birds and mammals.

The Common Crane is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.
(*Source: wikipedia)

Exposure Time 1/1024
F-Stop f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings 250
Focal Length 400/1 mm
Date Taken 2009-08-01 16:55

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way cool shot with these birds flying

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-03 10:14]

Hello Selen,
Even though the flying Stork has had its wings clipped :), it is a fine capture of the two White Storks and Common Crane taking off. The technical quality and composition are excellent.
Thanks and all the best,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-08-03 10:24]

Selen hanım selamlar,
İlginç bir zamanlama ...
İki leylek, bir Turna.
Kadraj ve canlı renk ile detayları oldukça başarılı bir kompozisyon.
Emeğinize sağlık,

Even if you didn't get one of the storks in your frame, Selene, this shot is really superb, in your true, beautiful no-nonsense style.
I love the beautiful light!

Hi Selen,

I feel this shot is very energetic, the moment you see it.
The splendid way of their flights and landing is just wonderful. The storks are looking just awesome. I like the sharpness and well-chosen POV in this picture too.
Great work!

Thanks for sharing.

Paras Bhalla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-08-03 11:19]

Hi Selen. The Common Crane and White stoke always look so elegant. they look as if they are dancing. You have captured them so well , with fine detail and warm colours. Well done TFs.

Hello Selen,

An excellent shot/capture with great sharpness & composition. Well done & TFS.



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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-08-03 11:27]

interesting 3some, 2 white storks and a crane, wow, do not see that too often. amazing dynamic shot,
love the details and tender warm colors. excellent job & best wishes, thor.

Hi Selen,

so this are an very nice image from the storks and the crane.
Good pov, dof and fine colours.


Hi Selene,
Long time no see. I hope you are doing fine. Any great trips planned?
This is a very beautiful photo where you not only captured one large species of birds, but two!!
I like the muted light and the different poses. It's a pitty that the left one has its wing clipped by the frame.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-03 11:57]

Hello Selen
Wonderful scene, I never seen cranes, I my country aren't too common.

Hallo Selen
Such a lovely view of this threesome, each one doing their own business but each one just as beautiful as the other. I really like the individual poses and characteristics of each one of the cranes. They have beautiful and prominent features that are well seen and displayed, especially the beautiful wingspan and the long sharp edged beaks. It is a great 3 in 1 scene. An impressive image filled with great details. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Selen,
Beautiful take-off, nice tones and excellent sharpness. There is an atmosphere of autumn in your shot. Congratulations,

Hello Selen,
A superb capture of this birds. Great moment....Wonderful natural colour and an apropiate background.

Hi Selen,

A well seen image showing the viewer the grace of these birds in their movement with good technical ability.



hello Selen!
i like in this capture for the lightness and sequence the arrival of this extraordinary White Stork...a magical post..thanks!

ciao sERGIO

great combination of birds, TFS Ori

süper olmuş Selen selamlar

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-03 14:28]

Selen Hanım merhaba,
Kadrajı,netliği ve doğal renkleri ile son derece kaliteli ve estetik bir kare olmuş.Elinize sağlık.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-08-03 16:54]

Hi Selen
Excellent in flight capture.good pov and sharp image.I love the pose of your subject and the fine plumage detail in that nice natural habitat
TFS Michel

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2009-08-03 20:53]

Hola Selen: Una toma simplemente magnífica...saludos.

Hi Selen

These are graceful birds and you have captured them at a great moment and composition.


Hello Selen,
a fantastic capture of Common Crane and White Stork taken in a splendid dynamic action,
superb sharpness and very beautiful colours, very well composed.
Best regards

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-08-04 1:04]

Merhaba Selen!
Bu Leyleklerle Turnaların dostluğu kıskanılacak güzellikte. Bu güzelleri birarada çok hoş görüntülemişsin. Umarım bizlere de bu şansı verirler. Tebrikler...


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-08-04 1:06]

Hola amiga,
interesante escena,
precioso momento y buen foco...
detalles y colores hermosos,

İki leylek bir turna enfes bir kompozisyon oluşturmuş. Netlik çok iyi derinlik çok iyi.
Ellerinize sağlık...

Merhaba Selen!
What a "mobile" picture :> I like that all three birds (2 species :>) are starting to fly. Very good timing. Clarity, sharpness, DOF and colouration are very nice for watching :>
Greetings from Lodz,

Leylekler arasında Tuırna:) harika bir sıralı konma karesi. Elinize sağlık Selen hanım.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-08-09 11:48]

Hello Selen,
Superb capture of this Storks from a fine POV. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours. I love the natural environment and the very beautiful composition. Well done!
Best regards Siggi

bu yıl birkaç kez uğramama rağmen; turnaları göremedim Mogan'da. size güzel poz vermiş, leyleklerin arasında. zamanlama da çekim gibi çok güzel olmuş. elinize sağlık, Selen Hanım. iyi geceler, selamlar.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2009-08-25 11:49]

Hi Selen,
as usual, you surprise us with your interesting and technically perfect bird shots. This one is no exception. A crane in the middle! All the action in front of a perfect background. Well done, Selen!
My best regards

hello Selen
lucky coexistence, very good glance,scene and photo,I perceive the intensity of photographic moment...and be jealous
TFS and regards

Merhabalar Selen hanım,
Tebrikler mükemmel bir fotoğraf hoş bir poz.. kopmozisyon arka plan hersey mükemmel elinize sağlık..

Hello Selen,
Great shot of Common Crane with White Stork in single frame. TFS

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