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

Lynette Grin

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What a colourful bird with very long legs! --- Excellent images , Colleen! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
2 Feb 2014 6:15AM
These are great pictures, Colleen.
They show us glimpses of a world only brought to most if us on TV.
Brilliant stuff!
Fascinating. Lovely images.
2 Feb 2014 6:35AM
Lovely set of images.
debu
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
2 Feb 2014 6:44AM
Love his colour co-ordinated beak and legs, Colleen, what an amusing character Smile Carol
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
2 Feb 2014 7:09AM
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 Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 7:41AM
Brilliant lead image Colleen cropped to perfection with
the reflection a very interesting set of a bird I have never seen
Lillian
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
2 Feb 2014 7:42AM
Love the unusual point of view in No. 1 it works so well.

Albert
V1 my favourite in this fine set Colleen,
Fred.
Nigeve1 Plus
2 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 7:51AM
Very effective crop in V1.
Nigel
Bantu Plus
2 6 1 India
2 Feb 2014 7:53AM
You capture the things very seriously,very loverly capture of all variants.
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 8:04AM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Wink
andy
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 8:09AM
Version 2 does this long legged beauty full justice, V1 is an excellent abstract.
Love the crop in V1 Grin

P.
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 8:46AM
Well be thankful they are silent Colleen. Beautiful colours and composition in V1.

Phil.
2 Feb 2014 9:01AM
Wonderful. I love the photos you upload. A trip around your beautiful country thank you for sharing.
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 9:15AM
Think his weight would be too much for those legs. Lovely pictures Colleen. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
2 Feb 2014 9:23AM
Superb colourful shots Colleen - I wonder why they have red knees? Smile

Carol
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
2 Feb 2014 9:26AM
He's really quite handsome (V2) but like them all.
Joan.
mistere Plus
2 1 2 England
2 Feb 2014 9:35AM
So thats what happened to captain beaky, Super images Colleen.

Dave.
2 Feb 2014 9:49AM
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
2 Feb 2014 9:59AM
Marvellous images Colleen, you framed V1 perfectly, just love that composition
2 Feb 2014 10:40AM
Super set Colleen, & if you are visiting Santorini for the first time, you will LOVE IT !!!Smile

JohnSmile
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
2 Feb 2014 11:05AM
V1 for me Collleen, super POV.
Ron
Irishkate Plus
5 33 91 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 11:10AM
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 6 10 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 11:50AM
Wonderful set Colleen love the colours on him.
Rob
2 Feb 2014 12:16PM
Great shots Colleen.
Brian
EileenH 2 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 12:35PM
Great setSmile

Eileen
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 1:12PM
Excellent set Colleen V1 for meSmile


Cliff
2 Feb 2014 1:22PM
What a beautiful bird, Colleen - never seen one of these before!Smile
Richard
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 1:45PM
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
Stunning images of Skinny legs (or Legs11), Colleen. Superb captures.

Fred
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 2:20PM
Great images Colleen,

Ali Grin
2 Feb 2014 2:21PM

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 Plus
5 5.4k 31 Norway
2 Feb 2014 2:23PM
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 Plus
3 315 3 Australia
2 Feb 2014 2:26PM

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
2 Feb 2014 2:40PM
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 Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
2 Feb 2014 2:54PM
Love his knee pads. How on earth do these birds stay upright? Amazing. Lovely set.
x
2 Feb 2014 3:11PM
Never seen before. Unique extension of duck bill & pointed proboscis
2 Feb 2014 3:53PM
Very viivd .V3 with nest is superb
gss Plus
2 1 Romania
2 Feb 2014 4:17PM
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 Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
2 Feb 2014 4:23PM
Skinny legs indeed Colleen !!
Good set.
Mick.
2 Feb 2014 4:58PM
Lovely set of images, v1 for me
TyChee Plus
11 269 1 United States
2 Feb 2014 5:08PM
Awesome reflection!

Ty
2 Feb 2014 5:15PM
A fine set and love your POV
Ju
netta1234 Plus
3 291 2 Wales
2 Feb 2014 5:46PM
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
Another great set of images Colleen.

Mary Grin
JohnoP 10 2
2 Feb 2014 6:38PM
So unique Colleen - a great set! John
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 7:29PM
Never seen one of these beforeSmile Another great setWinkGrin
Ryan
dark_lord Plus
11 1.7k 258 England
2 Feb 2014 7:50PM
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 Plus
3 315 3 Australia
2 Feb 2014 8:05PM

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 Plus
9 3 71 England
2 Feb 2014 8:55PM
Lovey capture Colleen.GrinGrin
Ron
Just love these Colleen. What a lovely bird. Love the reflection. Cathy
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.
2 Feb 2014 10:15PM
Love the symmetry of the reflections in V1&2.

Great capture Colleen.

Steve
3 Feb 2014 10:24AM
Stunning images Colleen well taken.
Allen, Smile. Wink
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
6 Feb 2014 9:22AM
A good crop to produce a strong shape in the frame, Colleen, keeping the body in completes the circle.

Dave

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