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Wood Stork


Wood Stork
Photo Information
Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: FinePix HS20EXR
Exposure: f/8, 1/420 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-11-15 7:01
Viewed: 2190
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Went to our local Wetland Reserve and found this guy way up in a tree! Made a video JUST for YOU GUYS! Hope you enjoy it! click here to see film of WOOD STORK When you click on it, it will bring you to a new window and not take you off of Trek! It's just a short clip I filmed with the camera, really getting a kick out of new technology and hope you enjoy my experimentation!

Wood storks are tall, white and can be found in freshwater or brackish wetlands and swamps.
They can be identified by their long legs, featherless heads, and prominent bills.

These waders feed on minnows in shallow water by using their bills to perform a rare and effective fishing technique. The stork opens its bill and sticks it into the water, then waits for the touch of an unfortunate fish that wanders too close. When it feels a
fish, the stork can snap its bill shut in as little as 25 milliseconds—an incredibly quick reaction time matched by few other vertebrates.

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Hi Brenda,
amazing colours, perfect composition. Interesting bird.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

Hello Brenda,
You may be a newcomer to TN but definitely not to technology. I watched the video....well done. But back to your image here: Excellent quality and composition, and full marks also for your attitude. What a pleasure to have members like you here.
Neels

Hello Brenda,
fine capture of this tall Wood stork with good sharpness and great background. I also like the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,
Helmut

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-15 17:27]
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Hello Brenda,
This guy looks like he is playing King Of The Mountain, or is it Tree Top? From the distance you shot this you captured impressive detail and beautiful colors. It looks like it was fairly sunny out and you still managed to get decent exposure on his white plumage. I even see a tiny bit of catchlight in his eye!!
One suggestion..always put less behind and more in front of your subject when it comes to composition.
Ron

Thanks for showing me this very special stork species. Did not know it.
Good details of the head.
Pierre

Hi Brenda,
Excellent photo presentation of this species, TFS!

Ciao Breanda, lovely wood stork on fantastic blue sky, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Brenda!
fine composition, a very nice photo with this faint performance!
regards Nasos

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