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Marabou Stork

Marabou Stork
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-26 9:47
Viewed: 3372
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Marabou Stork is a frequent scavenger, and the naked head and neck are adaptations to this, as it is with the vultures with which the stork often feeds. In both cases, a feathered head would become rapidly clotted with blood and other substances when the bird's head was inside a large corpse, and the bare head is easier to keep clean.

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
7/04/2007 14:15:51
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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isn´t he cute?! *g* awesome marabou-portrait, annick! :-)
wonderfully clear, perfectly sharp and with amazing details on his "pretty" face.
well seen & captured, thor.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-26 10:21]

Hi Annick.
Great portrait.Very nice point of view,good sharp details and very acceptable dark BG.
Yes,bald head is very simple on keeping in clean :-))
Well done and TFS.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-04-26 10:30]

good shot!! the very good color and the details !Greetings. CARME.

Hello Annick,
this is a very nice portrait from the Marabou. I like it very much. Good POV, framing and great sharpness. Very good bg and very good composition. Thank you.

Hi Annick,
Is this one from outer space? Admire the details that you are showing here. Outstanding picture.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-26 11:43]

salut Annick,
là on peut dire que c'est un vieux de la vieille, un vrai sénior à qui on ne la fait pas. Très bonne image.


Hi Annick,

This is another super portrait shot. I personally find these birds ugly, but your captured it beautifully. Very well done once again.


Hi Annick,
Great shot showing this marabou in a comical portrait, it really looks as though its an old man with a wig. :)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-04-26 15:46]

Oh NO! What a face - poor fellow. It looks like you've constructed a mask to place over his head! And his curls too - bad perm I think.
Annick - excellent capture - so refreshing to see him. I think he makes us all smile and I know his mother does love him.
You do show him wonderfully,
Thank you

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-26 22:08]

Hello Annick,
Very fine capture of a very ugly bird (sorry bird), your camera work gives us a superbly detailed view of this strange bird, thanks for your great work Annick.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-26 22:45]

Hello Annick

Wow what a raving beauty.Excellent focus and detail.The DOF and POV are well done.The OOF BG is lovely.An amazing portrait.TFS


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-27 0:01]

What a face, Annick.
I have seen marabout storks before, but never one with a "toupet" like that. : )
They are usually bald.
Excellent exposure, focus, and POV.
TFS. : )

Hello Annick, :)

WOWWEE! This is crazy amazing! Perfect sharpness, with grand detail. Really intriguing subject, thank you for sharing! Take care and have a wonderful day.


Hi Annick,
Great potrait shot of this Marabou Stork.
I like the detail of the feathering and the bare patch of its ches as well as the neck.

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