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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


    Oct 3, 2008
    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.

  3. jpfigueiredo


    Oct 3, 2008
    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!


    D300, D200 coupled with a bunch of some fine Nikon:smile: glass

  5. glumetu


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


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


    Oct 3, 2008
    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

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


    Oct 3, 2008
    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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  11. Guest-004

    Guest-004 Guest

    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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