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Cathedral and environs, Tudela
3.5.12 Chris Spracklen

Cathedral and environs, Tudela

Tudela, Navarre, Spain

There were a lot of storks nesting on the cathedral in Tudela ~ an edifice that is particularly difficult to photograph as it's closely surrounded by other buildings. (The Tokina 11-16 came in very handy!)

Early in the morning the storks are going to and fro with food and nesting materials, so it's a good time to be there! (That and the fact there are so few people about!)

Nikon D7000 ,Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX
1/200s f/10.0 at 11.0mm iso400 full exif

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marie-jose wolff30-Aug-2012 13:55
Absolutely wonderful! V
pkocinski30-Aug-2012 12:34
Fabulous capture of this building and the stork!
Allan30-Aug-2012 10:02
Great catch that is one large bird
Fong Lam30-Aug-2012 08:26
Lovely wide-angle capture and fabulous with the flying stork, Chris....V
shatterbug30-Aug-2012 07:05
Great framing and light...the stork is a nice bonus!
Walter O. Koenig30-Aug-2012 01:13
Wonderful composition and perspective. You lined this up perfectly Chris. Great timing to get the bird in flight. "V"
Helen Betts29-Aug-2012 23:27
I like your low angle in particular, but very nicely composed, and the stork is definitely an added bonus! V.
janescottcumming29-Aug-2012 20:32
That's a big bird! Beautiful light and composition and the stork is like the exclamation point at the end of a sentence! Very cool photograph. V
Pete Hemington29-Aug-2012 20:32
Really nice work and the verticals are all, well vertical for the wide angle lens.
Colin Storey29-Aug-2012 20:03
Fantastic light and superb with the stork in flight. v
John Reynolds29-Aug-2012 19:54
Great shot. Wonderful buildings and the bird is the icing on the cake!
Mark Chambers29-Aug-2012 19:27
Great shot and that bird is perfect. V
Ken Chambers ARPS29-Aug-2012 16:21
The early morning light casts a special glow on to the masonry, lovely picture Chris.
Alain Boussac29-Aug-2012 15:50
Great composition and moment. Unique and sublime image with the presence of the stork in flight, Chris ! BV.
Mike H.29-Aug-2012 15:42
Chris, your photography is always on a scale of 10 at 10.1, the bar is raised now with an elegant stork BIF included;
not to take away from the cracking capture of this cathedral environs!! Love the verticals and light mastery.
Lillian Rodriguez29-Aug-2012 15:26
You got the perfect combination, Chris: great perspective, a clear, blue sky and to top it off, the flying stork! Well done! BV
Nestor29-Aug-2012 15:25
Point of view superb and light and shadow play in this lovely scene is tantalizing.
The Stork is like whip cream and a cherry on a ice cream sundae .
The architecture is lovely and image clarity spot on.
Toney Smith29-Aug-2012 14:55
Perfect timing Chris!
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad29-Aug-2012 14:51
Well done! V
soulis29-Aug-2012 14:43
Great! V.
globalgadabout29-Aug-2012 14:42
captivating view of these old buildings...the stonework has a lovely hue, and the stork certainly animates the moment..V
Bryan Murahashi29-Aug-2012 14:29
Fabulous shot of this giant Stork soaring the old city. V
Martin Lamoon29-Aug-2012 14:23
A stunning shot with the stork, perfect timing and detail. V
Dan Greenberg29-Aug-2012 13:55
How serendipitous to have the stork flying over at just the right time. Beautiful shot of the early light and color with excellent control of the vertical lines. ~BV~
Stephanie29-Aug-2012 12:59
Love this image Chris ~ the stork definitely makes it superb! V
Reminds me of our stay in Salamanca, Spain several years ago. Our hotel room overlooked the monastery (which was lit at night). I couldn't pull myself away from the window because there were dozens of stork nests built atop the monastery. It was amazing!
Jim Coffman29-Aug-2012 12:35
A beautiful image,Chris! Love the stork in the sky!
joseantonio29-Aug-2012 12:33
Spectacular composition with the flying stork. I love this angle....V
CM Kwan29-Aug-2012 12:32
Love the amazing tones and PoV, Chris! V
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