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I didn’t know it before I went, but Marrakech is full of storks! And apparently the stork is a holy bird in Marrakech, so disturbing one could land you in prison. Well, I didn’t go near them, I only took pictures using the good zoom on my SX50.



25 responses

  1. When we visited Africa, there were trees full of storks. It was quite impressive.

    January 14, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    • It was the first time I saw storks, they were much bigger than I thought. Very impressive!

      January 16, 2013 at 7:08 PM

  2. How do you find the SX50?

    January 14, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    • In general I’m very pleased with it. The zoom is amazing and it’s light & small so easy to bring with. Well worth the money I think! But won’t replace a DSLR.

      January 16, 2013 at 7:12 PM

  3. I saw clothing in or beside one nest. Does the stork use other items besides the sticks and??? Nice post Calee.

    January 14, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    • Thanks Yvonne! I think they use whatever they find! πŸ™‚ And they spend ages on making the nest nice & comfy.

      January 16, 2013 at 7:15 PM

  4. I’ve never seen a stork. Loved the first photo – especially the change of clothes.

    January 14, 2013 at 7:28 PM

  5. Wow, Calee, you really zoomed in close on these storks! Excellent shots! That first bird looks like he knows about the prison penalty and is just daring you to come closer… It needs to deal with its own thieving tendencies of clothing. πŸ˜‰

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    January 14, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    • Thanks Wendy! πŸ™‚ Yes he gave me a stare as to warn me not to come close! And they are really big too, I wouldn’t want to feel that sharp beak!

      January 16, 2013 at 7:24 PM

  6. From the looks of the nests (?), they’re on beach clean up too. Great shots.

    January 14, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    • Thanks my friend! No beach close by, but who knows how far these birds travel.. πŸ™‚

      January 16, 2013 at 7:27 PM

  7. This is fantastic !

    January 15, 2013 at 1:36 AM

  8. Wonderful shots!!!

    January 15, 2013 at 4:52 AM

  9. Sam

    I love these birds..Peaceful yet masterful…

    January 15, 2013 at 7:17 AM

  10. solarbeez

    I really like my new Canon SX-50. I like to shoot video of the bees flying into my carved log hive and zoom in from a wide shot to a up-close shot. It’s impressive. Your stork shot is great. The camera captured well the deep blue sky behind the bird.

    January 16, 2013 at 4:39 AM

    • I’m glad you like it! I saw your video, wow, big difference from the 5x zoom you used before! And for me the difference is even bigger, I don’t have any zoom on my other camera. πŸ™‚

      January 16, 2013 at 7:37 PM

      • solarbeez

        There’s definitely an optical clarity to the prime lens, but once you’ve experienced the zoom, it’s hard to go back, and the way they are building them now, there’s no need to.

        January 17, 2013 at 4:04 AM

  11. Awesome shot! I didn’t know that there were storks in Morocco, of all places! I love the photo of the bird against the beautiful blue sky. I also like seeing them in their nests. They look very comfortable. πŸ™‚

    January 16, 2013 at 7:13 AM

  12. Maybe these storks are from Poland πŸ˜‰ Nice photos!

    February 1, 2013 at 1:46 PM

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