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A stork enjoying the sunset (updated on page 2)

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by jpfigueiredo, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. jpfigueiredo

    jpfigueiredo

    Oct 3, 2008
    Leiria
    This photo was taken almost a year ago.

    I was driving to the south (towards Algarve) and in the middle of the trip I decided to stop to photograph (something I rarely do). The scenery was a tree full of storks, against a beautiful sunset sky.

    Eventually that shot didn't turn out as I hoped for but I ended up liking this one.

    If you have an opinion, please share it. Hope you like it.


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    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 12, 2009
  2. I like this picture. Thanks for sharing.

    Gert-Jan
     
  3. jpfigueiredo

    jpfigueiredo

    Oct 3, 2008
    Leiria
    Glad you do. :smile:
     
  4. Who wouldn´t enjoy so beautiful sunset? Even a stork! Fortunately you decided to stop to take this. Knowing the common ways towards Algarve, I assume that this one was taken driving through a secondary road, right?
    That´s why whenever possible, I also use to avoid the motorway.
    The only thing (but that´s just a personal taste...) I´d do would be to crop the image to the right a little, trying to emphasize more on the stork (but than, you´d loose some of these beautiful "warm" clouds...:rolleyes: )
    I´d also like to see the picture including the ground.
    Muito boa!
    Cumprimentos.


    Rui

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  5. glumetu

    glumetu

    499
    Apr 3, 2008
    Romania
    I like the picture a LOT!
     
  6. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Beautiful!
     
  7. Very nice. I like how you can also see the nest.
     
  8. jpfigueiredo

    jpfigueiredo

    Oct 3, 2008
    Leiria
    Yes, I normally take the IC1 when going to Algarve and always prefer secundary roads to motorways as well. :smile:

    I tried various crops, but this one was the one I felt was more "elegant" overall. The ground in particular was very uniteresting and definitely had to go, trust me. :wink:

    Muito obrigado pelo comentário.


    Thanks to everyone for their input.
     
  9. Guest-004

    Guest-004 Guest

    152
    Mar 11, 2008
    SE Pennsylvania
    I think it is lovely! Not sure why you were displeased.
     
  10. jpfigueiredo

    jpfigueiredo

    Oct 3, 2008
    Leiria
    I wasn't displeased with the photo I posted.
    What I said was that I was displeased with the photo I had in mind when I stopped the car, which was of a "tree full of storks"... This one:

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    :smile:
     
  11. Guest-004

    Guest-004 Guest

    152
    Mar 11, 2008
    SE Pennsylvania
    I'm not sure of your photoshop skills but I bet if you cloned out the powerlines and popped out the colors a bit more this would be a lovely photo. Or if skills are lacking a vertical crop of the tree with storks might also work as a lovely photo. Just suggestions.
     
  12. Very nice shot.
     
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