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Open Bill stork with Chicks

Open Bill stork with Chicks
Photo Information
Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/8
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 6, Family Matters 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-02 13:33
Viewed: 3879
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an Open bill stork, of the size of an young boy.Stands at 3ft tall.It builds the nest on the river banks where there are trees and plants. It biuilds the nest in colonies and sometimes it can be seen carrying huge branches of leaves for nest building. Here , you can see the parent adjusting the chicks postion .Taken from a boat, in Bird sanctuary.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-05-02 13:42]

geez, momīs really got long legs...*g*
terrific shot, satish, showing both the adult
"in action" and the young chicks in the nest.
well composed, with a great tight crop and amazing details - the hole in the bill is cool.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

Dear Satish, Amazing picture sir, fantastic composition and a great level of details, simply superb, and very natural.
With best regards.vab.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-05-02 14:39]

You really are a professional photographer, this picture really shows the huge size of the bird and the little birdies are so cute. We can see all the details, and its bill is scarred from living. I like the vertical frame that you chose, it goes with the tallness of the bird. Thanks Satish, what a beautiful picture.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-02 15:12]

Hi Satish, This is a very good shot. very good compostion.the detail and colour are spot on. great to see the chick as well .TFs well done..

nice close up, TFS Ori

Hi Satish

Beautiful shot. Excellent composition, the vertical frame allows easy movement of the eye from the stork to the chicks. Very nice lighting and natural colours. The picture is very sharp and detailed, you can even see the tiny hair on the young chicks. You've captured a fantastic moment.



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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-03 0:06]

What an incredible capture, Satish.
A wonderful family scene, rarely seen .
An impressive size for a bird.
You did a great job of focusing, considering you were in a boat.
TFS. : )


Really nice to see this picture. Do not know how you climbed up to a level to shoot this picture. The chicks are looking beautiful.

Murali Santhanam

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-03 5:50]

Satish Lovely shot and wonderful composition. Really difficult shot to take from the boat. Ganesh

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2007-05-03 5:58]

Hello Satish,

It's really interesting to see this little family, i'm interested by the nozzle of the stork. The light is not optimal but i think it wasn't possible to go to the left side of the picture to have a better light, anyway it's a good shot. TFS.


Hello Satish
What a wonderful shot of this Open bill stork
with sorrounding,Great details and colors,
Superb shot.


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