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Black Winged Stilt

Black Winged Stilt
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-04-07 15:07
Viewed: 1020
Points: 12
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Black Winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

I have captured this 'Black Winged Stilt' at Marieval Bird Sanctuary, early in the morning. I saw this species in Marievale marshland before but couldn't get chance to get a clear shot. But this time I was lucky to frame this beautiful bird.

Adults are 32-36cm long and they have long pink legs and thin black bill and are blackish above and white below, with a white head and neck with a verying amount of black.

The breeding habitat of this species are marshland like Marievale, shallow lakes and ponds.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-04-07 16:10]

Hi Srikumar,magnificent pic,looks like a black and white with just the red on the legs,beautiful species taken while fishing in a top quality capture,fantastic details till on the drops close to the beak! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Sri,
Nice photo, great technicality and composition, however, from this rear side PoV the image itself isn't so spectacular as it should be from a sideview, for example. Just a personal opinion, obviously, and I mean this is a great shot, but not a 10/10 in my personal rankings (but an 8 at least).
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fascinating reflections, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity, splendid light and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2018-04-10 11:18]

Hi Srikumar

Excellent image of Black Winged Stilt under a very nice composition, great sharpness and details, very good DOF, beautiful natural colors



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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-04-16 11:22]

Excellent shot, Srikumar. I like the sharpness, the reflection and the lack of disturbing elements. The drop close to the beak is an interesting detail.

Tfs & regards

Hi Srikumar,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the Black Winged Stilt. The light is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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