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Copyright: Thomas Sautter (mjdundee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 0 N: 287] (1207)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 28-135 IS, B+W UV MRC
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-19 4:16
Viewed: 3546
Points: 14
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A white stork passed my way this morning on his stopover by the Rhine. He came from northern Europe and has no ring - so either his parents were very clever or he grew up at a place out of reach. He had no fear against roads with cars and trucks and landed on a streetlamp. Maybe he grow up in a bigger town,
I hope he will pass all the manmade hints on his way back to Africa, where he will spend next winter and come back next year.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-08-19 4:17]

HI thomas,

Nice shot in flight.
Great composition.
Well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-19 4:53]

Hi Mick Dundee. What a catch - very good action shot of the stork coming in to land (and on a streetlamp too!) His body and head are nice and sharp, it is a pity about the wings, but I think it is so good you were able to get him on his way back home all those thousands of miles away. Actually the blurred wing ends emphasise how he uses those feathers and makes the capture much more interesting. Good job. TFS.

Hello Thomas!
Wonderful in flight capture.POV,details,moment you caught are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • PJ1 (12)
  • [2005-08-19 6:50]

Fantastic shot! You definitely caught it at the right moment. This really shows off the majestic wings these birds have.

I think the composition will improve if you crop the left area but leave the right side as is. That will emphasize it's movement.

There seems to be a slight halo around it. An artefact of a sharpening filter, perhaps?

Oh, and please change that border. :)


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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-08-19 17:38]

Hi Thomas
I know how difficult it is to take inflight shots so bravo for this one. Excellent details and colours.
Regards Toni

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-19 18:07]

Such an innocent. I wish him luck as well, and hopes he makes it all the way to Africa. A daunting thought, when you think of it.
Great shot. Love that wing all spread out. Just magnificent and awe-inspiring. Sharp details on this great bird in flight. Well done and TFS. : )

Hi Thomas

Great capture. Nice POV looking up and getti ng the underside. Good details and sharpness. Well done. Thanks.

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