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Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG, Soligor UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger a palette of Eden, they say.
Date Submitted: 2008-03-03 3:15
Viewed: 3977
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nimmersat is the African name of the yellow billed stork and if I translated it it says - never enough - they are great to see and this time I was very close.

thanks for looking

The yellow-billed storks have remarkable adaptation. These birds are know to have the quickest muscular reflex of the neck, allowing almost all food to be caught in the water. Their long, narrow, curve tipped bills allow them only to catch small prey such as small fish, frogs, insects and worms passing by in the water. Yellow-billed storks are intelligent birds. These birds created a technique to help them catch more prey in the water. They typically use one foot to stir up the water or mud which disturbs and flushes out the prey. Then they submerge their heads quickly in the water snapping their bills on small prey. Yellow-billed storks bills are great fishing tools.

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Very good one, Viv. Really!
Technically well done as well.
Kruger a palette of Eden, Viv shows.

It is quite a well detailed close up pic of the stork. Very creative composition and POV.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-03 8:51]

Hi Vivian.
You nave pictured a very cute moment and amazing pose of the bird. I like a lot its funny glance and superb reproduction of the white plumage, eye, head and beak. I also like impressive BG and perfect DOF. All image of the bird is in focus and BG is blurred exactly a little bit. Bravo and kind regards.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-04-23 5:40]

Hi Viv,

A great portrait,very sharp and seen against a very nice oof BG,thanks for sharing this beaty


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