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Black and White

Black and White
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-12-14 12:43
Viewed: 2738
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Large numbers of Storks gathered at Lake Ndutu in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in January 2012 when I was visiting the place. The white ones are White Storks from Eurasia, the somewhat smaller black ones are Abdim Storks, an intra-African migrant.

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Ciao Tom.
Oggi vicini di posto. Grande cattura di questi esemplari di Cicogne,stupenda composizione ed una grande nitidezza di tutti i soggetti,bellissimi i colori complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-14 12:52]

Hi Tom,a very lucky meeting and a magnificent way to take it,spectacular rich composition whit impressives details everywhere,perfect exposure too in these different lights levels and great colors,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Tom

Beautiful scenery of this species of large birds,
beautiful backlit (contre-jour) light, with great contrast, TFS


It is fantastic Tom!!! That one is really a fantastic frame of a wonderful natural world with uncertain future! How good this world is without a trace of human intervention ..... immaculate and harmonious like the natural marriage between the blue colors and the green ones ... like integral sequence between night, day, light and darkness ...

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-12-14 17:56]

Hello Tom,
What an eyecatching photo, looks like a 3D image. Wonderfully composed while showing excellent detail and beautiful natural coloration. Love it!!!

Hello Tom,
Imagine the two white storks on the right also being black ... just would not have been nearly as good. Well seen and well captured. And so well isolated out from the background. Just beautiful and in fantastic low light.

Impressive scene Tom! Beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful lighting and fantastic atmosphere.


What a managery of wildlife in one photo. Good focus. I did a WS to focus more on less numbers and more balance to show a different perspective.

Best regards,


Hallo Tom
A great, natural image, with a pleasant composition. The sight of the birds all together in the tree is a delight to look at. I like detail in the background and the sunlight in the image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Tom

Beautiful pyramidal formation of this mixed flock of roosting storks with the white one at the tip. very nice capture.

Hello Tom,
Very good photograph, very good sharpness, very good composition, very good background.

Hi Tom,
Fantastic image with superb lights, sharpness, DoF and most of all composition. Absolutely top class job. I don't agree with the cropped WS version at all, IMHO it's much poorer than your original. Congrats for the superb capture and of course, tfs.
Best regards, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-15 7:45]

Hello Tom,
Unique scene we have here. So many storks together. The light is gorgeous, the sharpness very good with a wonderful DOF. Excellent choice of composition.

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