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Chimney and Stork Nest

Chimney and Stork Nest
Photo Information
Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-01
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 55-200 f/4.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/11/16 'Chimney Pots' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-11-16 1:57
Viewed: 2289
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my contribution to the theme. I'm not sure if it suits. In Malta we have no chimney pots at all. Most of our chimneys are ornamental on the roofs of the houses.
This shot was captured while on holiday is Strasbourg, France. Although the main subject is the stork nest, the chimney is playing an important role in the composition.

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Bonjour Francis
there is a chimney , there is a system for extraction , and even with bricks- so that for me the picture fits well for th theme.
But it is clear it is first worth for its artistic composition and beautiful shot of our Alsace.
best regards

Hi Francis

beautiful capture and details
very good work
well done


Bom dia Francis,
An image that permeates the classical European imagery: chimneys and storks' nests.
I can swear that Steve Fry to launch this theme was present a something similar.
Your photo is not only a fine contribution for the Theme, but also a great picture, among yours best.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-16 4:43]

Hi Francis.

You certainly chose a majestic place to capture the chimney pot but with this nesting pair of storks just beats the lot. Truly stunning the angle used and detail, the light being so friendly for you, love it. tfs

stv ;o))

Hi Francis,

The point of view is showing the details and colors of the chimney and of the storks. The storks are helping to frame the chimnney. A good contribution to the Friday's theme, have a nice day.


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-11-16 5:36]

Hello Francis Xavier,
Clear photo with very good detail. The composition is excellent, and the sharpness. Very good work, congratulations. The conversion on HDR is excellent. The stork and the
Chimney is class decoration. A good contribution to the Friday's theme.
My best regards.

Hi Francis
there are hardly any chimneys in Israel.
you captured European scene with chimney and strokes. splendid combination. well composed and nicely framed.
a fine contribution to Friday’s theme.

Hello Francis
I like the combination of the chimney and the nest...
Like your POV...great details of the roof,the chimney and the nest...well presented and framed
good addition to this week's theme
Regards,Robert :-)

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-11-16 6:08]


Avec les cygognes quelle compo et iamge fantastique ce sont de merveilleux oiseaux migrateur et cette cheminée ce nid quel ensemble parfait.

Bravo e tmaitié


Reminds me of the church next to my grade school that had a similar stork nest... Nice POV and contribution to Friday theme. Well done.

As usual for you, excellent detail with everything sharp and clear. The chimney and the nest are well balanced. Although there is empty space on the top right, it doesn't seem to matter as the eye isn't drawn to this area.

Cute capture and good contribution to Friday's theme. Those storks are smart, they know where the heat is coming from. Great pov and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-11-16 10:57]

Excellent photo with perfect lighting and sharpness, good contribution to the theme

Hi Francis,,
An original picture and great composition for the theme,
Excellent with the bird and well taken picture,
Nice POV. and DOF. with beautiful colors.
good work and done..

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-11-16 13:39]

Hi Francis Xavier,I remembered from a visit to Germany many years ago,having the pleasure to view storks using a chimney as your image shows,& was hoping a member would perhaps include it for this weeks theme,I thank you for that, as it brings back some very fond memories.I find your image has a perfect balance with the storks at one end & the lone chimney standing tall at the other.Lots of details,good colour captue & a perfect fit for the theme.TFS

A special shot with amazing view to a chimney against a neighbored Stork nest, Francis!

Light and exposure are very well handled, and colors are natural.
A very well suited entry to Friday's theme!

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,

Ciao Frtancis, lovely composition with nice couple of storks on the nest and beautiful chemney, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-11-16 14:15]

Hello Francis,

That's a beautifully taken bottom up view. Excellent details and greyish sky is looking interesting. A family of storks is adding life. A lovely scene from built up area, well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

I echo Ronald's terms to describe the view you present here , the chimney in its higher position at one end of the roof seems to tower over the large nest and the storks going about cleaning their feathers sited lower at the other end , balance and harmony are what make this compo work for me , good light too and it suits the theme , tfs,
have a great weekend,

Hi Francis..nice shot...perfect details and focus with excellent tones and light.


Nice balance between the chimney and the storks. Nicely framed. Good entry to theme.

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2012-11-16 17:34]

This is the stand-out one for the theme Francis, not only a fine POV on the chimney, but a stunning nature shot as well.
Well seen, and very well captured.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-11-17 7:40]


I believe your subject is a worthy contribution to the Friday Theme. The stork nest adds much to the images and the steep slope of the rood add a very dynamic and anglaur element to the composition. The angle and color of the light creates a warm and beautiful image.


Hello Francis, I don't think that I have ever seen nesting storks on a roof for real; something that I would like to see!
A good composition with strong shapes and lovely textures.
I wonder where the storks would go if there were no chimneys?
Tfs, regards Jean.

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