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Flying snake

Flying snake
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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: 2009-10-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-20 11:31
Viewed: 6182
Points: 44
[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)

roges, marianas, nglen, KOMSIS, Argus, MMM, ferranjlloret, nasokoun, izler, Alex99, darwin, berrin, Miss_Piggy, mesquens has marked this note useful
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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-20 11:41]

Merhaba Selen,

Splendid makro! Güzel renkler. Ne yazık ki, kış da resmi çıktı ve bize tek umut geldiği bahar Iara verir.
Güzel bir akşam,

Lovely white stork!
Great details, and very interesting capture in his beak: a little snake?

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-10-20 12:07]

Hi Selen. Great timing on your part to have seen and taken this inflight shot of the White Stork with its meal. We can see its large wings with fine detail and natural colours. All with interesting notes. TFS.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-10-20 12:16]

Selen hanım selamlar,
Başarılı bir uçan Ak Leylek kompozisyon ...
Kadraj ve keskin detaylar ile renkler mükemmel güzellikte.
"Seyir halinde beslenme" ...
Emeklerinize sağlık,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-20 12:22]

Hello Selen,
A fine full frame in-flight capture of a White Stork with a very dead-looking 'flying snake' hanging out of its bill. The sharpness is so good that the snake's tongue can be clearly seen. Excellent wing position and full frame composition too.
Thanks and nice to see you posting again,
All the best,

  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-10-20 12:41]

Hello Selen
Perfect timing for that in flight capture.Good POV and very sharp image with great detail.
TFS Michel

  • Great 
  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-10-20 12:54]

merhaba Selen hanım
güzel bir uçar leylek karesi sunmuşsunuz
hem de bonuslusundan
ellerinize sağlık

great moment captured with that snake in mouth!
yes, so great scene

Hi Selen,
Superb capture of the ciconia in fligth. Congratulations
TFS Ferran

hello Selen
beautiful in flight Leylek(leleki),the moment is exceptional and your shot also,birds in movement-in flight, is the ideal difficult objective and you achieved him,great photo!
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-10-20 17:11]

What a great shot, Selen.
I love that snake in the beak. You can even see its forked tongue!
Details sharp and well exposed on the stork.
Great flight pose and great in-flight snap.
TFS. : )

bir ayı geçen uzun bir aradan sonra tekrar sizden bir kare görmek ne güzel, Selen Hanım. beyaz ayarı, netliği, açısı ve yılanlı pozu ile çok güzel bir kare olmuş. elinize sağlık.
fotoğraflarınızı daha sık görmek dileğiyle iyi geceler, selamlar.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-10-20 22:07]

Hi Selen.
Hi Nice to watch your amazing shot here again. Simply brilliant in-flight picture of a wonderful bird at amazing pose. Magnification level is superb and details of the bird are stunning. I feel myself near this magnificent stork (and even snake :)). Exposure and composition of the shot are terrific. Bravo.

Hi Selen
great position of wing and snake just incredible
very nice exposure on black and white feathers

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-21 4:39]

Hi Selen,i'm seeing a lot of in-flight birds in these days on TN,and this is truely one of the best,impressive sharpness and colors and the best choice of time of exposure for the best result as possible.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

  • Great 
  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2009-10-21 20:04]

Hi Selen
Great inflight action shot with fantastic detail and nice exposure.
tfs jon

  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-10-22 17:06]

Superb photo, Selen!
Excellent pose.
Very good sharpness and clarity.
The snake is an added bonus :)

Very well done,


Merhaba Selen Hanım,

Uçar oluşuyla çok şık, avıyla birlikte olmasıyla da heyecan verici bir kare, tebrik ederim elinize sağlık

Hallo Selen
What a beauty! The whole image is presented in a pleasant and charming manner. Details are crisp clear, sharp and well focused. You have caught this in flight shot in a excellent freeze framed pose. The detail of the eye is very eye-catching and even from a distance it stands out well against the blue background. A lovely image indeed. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Selen,

This is a strong action capture, showing an important part of the bird's behaviour!
I like the tight framing of the subject, showing the details in the bird and I notice the fine freeze of movement...
Well exposed and good details in the plumage!

Pablo -

Bom dia Selen,
That's a great capture from this flying giant. Humorous title.
Excellent Note.

Hi Selen,
Great ACTION photo! You were quickly on the trigger :-))


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