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black storck

black storck
Photo Information
Copyright: Carole Francois (grimmel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 0 N: 91] (415)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-18 12:11
Viewed: 5077
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ciconia nigra is a widespread summer visitor to central and eastern Europe, with a patchier distribution in the west and a partly resident population in Iberia. Its European breeding population is small (as few as 7,800 pairs), but constitutes >50%
of the global population, and was stable between 19701990. Although many populations increased during 19902000, declines in the Baltic states meant that the species remained stable overall. Nevertheless, its population size renders it susceptible to the risks affecting small populations. Consequently, it is evaluated as Rare.

(source: birdlife)

this black storck is living in our wildlife care center

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Hi Carole,
Excellent! Very well composed, and the light on its metallic black feathers...A beautiful and somehow rare bird...Marta

Hi Carolen very nice picture oh this " cigone noire" in french, marvelous composed

hi carole,

i like this composition very much!those BG colors really stand well to a black storck.
BUT awful wing!!!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-09 7:44]

Hello Carole,
This is a bird I'd love to see! You've captured it very well showing its profile and the lovely colours of the plumage. Fine composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Carole,

This is a picture of a rare bird! I knew of its existence but have never seen one. Basically, the composition is very good but I would have preferred a less busy background. I like the way you distributed the empty space around the stork. In spite of the difficulties of exposing a black and white subject in full sun, you did an excellent job here. No details were lost within the bird's plumage. The red color in the legs and beak are all this picture needs to live a bit. Well done! Thanks!

With Friendly Regards,

hi carole!
what a great bird!
very nice lightning and
good sharpness,like the
composition to!
well done!

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