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Good morning....
Thank you to Cathy (Holmewood) for her UA, I was chuffed....Today a view through the legs of a Saddle billed stork, a large wading bird found in Africa.
They are silent except for bill clattering at the nest. They nest in large trees making nest of sticks and laying between one and two eggs.They feed mainly on small fish, frogs, crabs and also small reptiles and birds.
Have a great day....

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jun 2013 - 8:04 AM
Focal Length:260mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.1
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Skinny legs
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:2 Feb 2014 - 5:48 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
2 Feb 2014 - 5:53 AM

Beautiful reflections Colleen, and love the bright colours on this gangly one. He sure has to bend down a long way !!

Lynette Grin

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
2 Feb 2014 - 6:13 AM

What a colourful bird with very long legs! --- Excellent images , Colleen! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 6:15 AM

These are great pictures, Colleen.
They show us glimpses of a world only brought to most if us on TV.
Brilliant stuff!

M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 6:28 AM

Fascinating. Lovely images.

debu
debu  4 India
2 Feb 2014 - 6:35 AM

Lovely set of images.
debu

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 6:44 AM

Love his colour co-ordinated beak and legs, Colleen, what an amusing character Smile Carol

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 7:09 AM

A tripod straight from nature! 3 impressive shots but I do like how you have concentrated on legs, neck and beak in V 1........good photographic thinking outside the box.
R.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 7:41 AM

Brilliant lead image Colleen cropped to perfection with
the reflection a very interesting set of a bird I have never seen
Lillian

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 7:42 AM

Love the unusual point of view in No. 1 it works so well.

Albert

Last Modified By fentiger at 2 Feb 2014 - 7:42 AM
Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
2 Feb 2014 - 7:45 AM

V1 my favourite in this fine set Colleen,
Fred.

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1910 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 7:51 AM

Very effective crop in V1.
Nigel

781969
781969  1 India
2 Feb 2014 - 7:53 AM

You capture the things very seriously,very loverly capture of all variants.

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 8:04 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Wink
andy

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 8:09 AM

Version 2 does this long legged beauty full justice, V1 is an excellent abstract.

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 8:20 AM

Love the crop in V1 Grin

P.

viscostatic
2 Feb 2014 - 8:46 AM

Well be thankful they are silent Colleen. Beautiful colours and composition in V1.

Phil.

pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 9:01 AM

Wonderful. I love the photos you upload. A trip around your beautiful country thank you for sharing.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 9:15 AM

Think his weight would be too much for those legs. Lovely pictures Colleen. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

Caziwinkles
2 Feb 2014 - 9:23 AM

Superb colourful shots Colleen - I wonder why they have red knees? Smile

Carol

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 9:26 AM

He's really quite handsome (V2) but like them all.
Joan.

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 9:35 AM

So thats what happened to captain beaky, Super images Colleen.

Dave.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 9:49 AM

How beautiful
Isn't it wonderful that we can see these gorgeous birds thanks to you and your camera
The wildlife in South Leeds isn't quite as photogenic

Mike_Young
Mike_Young e2 Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 9:59 AM

Marvellous images Colleen, you framed V1 perfectly, just love that composition

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 10:40 AM

Super set Colleen, & if you are visiting Santorini for the first time, you will LOVE IT !!!Smile

JohnSmile

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 11:05 AM

V1 for me Collleen, super POV.
Ron

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 11:10 AM

Brilliant thinking for POV in V1!
Great to see the whole picture in V2 - what a wonderfully colourful bird.
Excellent set including the nest.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 11:50 AM

Wonderful set Colleen love the colours on him.
Rob

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 12:16 PM

Great shots Colleen.
Brian

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 12:35 PM

Great setSmile

Eileen

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 1:12 PM

Excellent set Colleen V1 for meSmile


Cliff

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 1:22 PM

What a beautiful bird, Colleen - never seen one of these before!Smile
Richard

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 1:45 PM

So cute Amazing colours! The Storks in Portugal are pretty regular. Some have a bit of a "beard" Winter time. I must upload one for you to see.
Love the images today! Grin
IB

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 1:48 PM

Stunning images of Skinny legs (or Legs11), Colleen. Superb captures.

Fred

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 2:20 PM

Great images Colleen,

Ali Grin

kathrynlouise


Quote: These are great pictures, Colleen.
They show us glimpses of a world only brought to most if us on TV.
Brilliant stuff!

I agree with Peter GrinGrinGrin
Fabulous captures Colleen and a world i'll probably only see via tv.

Kathryn

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44283 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 2:23 PM

I love V1, Colleen. I scrolled the image up a couple of mm to lose the underside of its body and that made the image even more abstract.

Malc

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 2:26 PM


Quote: I love V1, Colleen. I scrolled the image up a couple of mm to lose the underside of its body and that made the image even more abstract.

Malc

Yeah I considered that as well and was undecided what to do so left a dash of body in....I think you are right

Last Modified By ColleenA at 2 Feb 2014 - 2:27 PM
TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 2:40 PM

A fine looking bird - and I love the red knees! Grin Great set, Colleen, but really like the composition, framing and reflections of V1 Wink
Trev Smile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 2:54 PM

Love his knee pads. How on earth do these birds stay upright? Amazing. Lovely set.
x

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 3:11 PM

Never seen before. Unique extension of duck bill & pointed proboscis

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
2 Feb 2014 - 3:53 PM

Very viivd .V3 with nest is superb

gss
gss  1 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 4:17 PM

Photo quiz: how many legs are in V1? Answers - 2? 3? 4?
For me the correct answer is 4 and the most interesting picture is V1
Is akin to stork?
V1 suggests to me the fact that some of your flag was inspired by this bird
However deeply unequal to "fight" you: how many rare and interesting animals are in South Africa, and if you start with the flowers from you too, what shall we do? Sit and admire ....
Silviu

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 4:23 PM

Skinny legs indeed Colleen !!
Good set.
Mick.

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
2 Feb 2014 - 4:58 PM

Lovely set of images, v1 for me

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9199 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 5:08 PM

Awesome reflection!

Ty

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 5:15 PM

A fine set and love your POV
Ju

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 5:46 PM

When I saw this image in the Gallery I was trying to work out what it was,gave up my eyes were not good enough.
But when I saw it full screen,well Colleen I love it.Never seen one before.A Very interesting set for me.Well done.
NettaSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 6:00 PM

Another great set of images Colleen.

Mary Grin

JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
2 Feb 2014 - 6:38 PM

So unique Colleen - a great set! John

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 7:29 PM

Never seen one of these beforeSmile Another great setWinkGrin
Ryan

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101505 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 7:50 PM

Lovely captures, V1 looks great with that reflection, though a slight crop and you have a great symmetrical image.
I hope you don't mind me saying but I just tried applying a little sharpening in Photoshop as the image here looked a bit soft. Myabe not so noticeable on smaller screens Smile
Keith

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 8:05 PM


Quote: Lovely captures, V1 looks great with that reflection, though a slight crop and you have a great symmetrical image.
I hope you don't mind me saying but I just tried applying a little sharpening in Photoshop as the image here looked a bit soft. Myabe not so noticeable on smaller screens Smile
Keith

Thanks Keith....sadly the bird was far from us on the other side of the waterhole. Also I am sitting in the back of a game vehicle hand holding the camera, the bird moves up and down continually sifting through the water for food. I also don't have a big zoom lens to get in closer. One day I will understand photoshop and be able to use it, at the moment my images are straight from the camera...thanks for your kind comments

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 8:55 PM

Lovey capture Colleen.GrinGrin
Ron

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 9:10 PM

Just love these Colleen. What a lovely bird. Love the reflection. Cathy

AlexAppleby
2 Feb 2014 - 9:37 PM

V1 is a brilliant shot - you've taken all the best bits of the bird and turned the image into a work of art! Love it.

Stephen_B
Stephen_B e2 Member 8Stephen_B vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 10:15 PM

Love the symmetry of the reflections in V1&2.

Great capture Colleen.

Steve

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
3 Feb 2014 - 10:24 AM

Stunning images Colleen well taken.
Allen, Smile. Wink

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41110 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 9:22 AM

A good crop to produce a strong shape in the frame, Colleen, keeping the body in completes the circle.

Dave

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