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A stork's Nest

A stork's 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: 2008-06-30
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 (IF) Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-17 5:45
Viewed: 2112
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White Stork eats a wide range of animal prey, including insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, and small birds. It takes most of its food from the ground, among low vegetation, and from shallow water. It is a monogamous breeder, but does not pair for life. Both members of the pair build a large stick nest, which may be used for several years. Each year the female can lay one clutch of usually four eggs, which hatch asynchronously 33–34 days after being laid. Both parents take turns incubating the eggs and both feed the young. The young leave the nest 58–64 days after hatching, and continue to be fed by the parents for a further 7–20 days.

Exif Info:
Lens Focal Length: 120.00 mm (18-250 mm F3.5-F6.3)
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
F-Number: F7.1
ISO: 200

PP work: cropped original and adapted HDR

shaukatmi, hay_kes, jan515, CSP, mushtaqhussain, joopschotsman, KurtPop, loribird, Carol_Lynn has marked this note useful
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Hi, Francis. I like the composition and details of the stork nests. This is a two tier nest and the top one is designed to watch out for intruders. The exposure, and POV is excellent.thanks for the informative note. Cheers.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-06-17 6:20]

A very sharp and detailed capture with a strong POV and the narrow portrait composition works very well adding empahsis ti the vertical lines of the pole.
Very Nice

Hi Francis,
What a lovely photo.Good POV,
lighting and colours.TFS.


We see them seldom
But you show us two breading storks
Nice picture
always difficult pointing you camera to the sky

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2011-06-17 8:27]

Hello Francis Xavier,
such a picture I would also like to make time, because you see the bird in the spring shimmer so beautifully, the eye looks into the lens, it has remained so calm sitting which is a plus for you. This is a wonderful picture, which can make only a connoisseur .. Atmospheric absorption - great light, colors and beautiful composition. A wonderful image very good contrast.
Very well made, I really like.

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  • CSP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 69] (145)
  • [2011-06-17 8:55]

Interesting note you have written. Nice perspective of this shot, and good clarity of the birds.


Hello Francis
Amazing shot captured with a different POV where you beautifully showed the birds on two stork nests is exotic for me..nice details..
TFS and Have a nice day!

Watching out for poachers? I like your pov and it has a good dof with nice details. Very nice colors. Well done, tfs.

Hoi Francis,
An informative note with this superb capture.
We do have storks too in the netherlands, but not that much anymore.
Very good capture with lots of details, clarity and good focus. Well chosen framing too.

Hello Francis,
Very fine capture of these two storks in such great lighting. Very precise crop frame. I like the HDR effect on here, Excellent work. TFS.
Have a great weekend,

Great shot Francis. Your pov and sharp detail is fantastic. Beautiful natural color and contrast. Well done! TFS, Lori

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-06-17 21:08]


quel captage doubel cygognes superbe sur leur nid quel effet et image, quelle beauté.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Francis,

A lovely capture from Storks enjoying their time in their nests.
I like the way you placed them in a vertical frame.
Great sharpness and well kept DOF make this work so special to enjoy.
Well caught light as well.

Have a nice weekend.

Thanks and regards,

Nice balance in this shot and vertical format is perfect. Is this a purpose built struct for storks ? It looks an interesting structure.

Thank you for your notes on this, Francis. I really didn't know anything about storks, and this picture is beautiful. The two levels and two birds against the whispy blue sky. If you could pose storks, I would think that's what you did.

Carol Lynn

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