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Black headed Ibis

Black headed Ibis
Photo Information
Copyright: Kedar Kulkarni (kedarkulkarni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 234 W: 0 N: 346] (1459)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-16
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-02 6:16
Viewed: 2625
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I had captured this Ibis near Bhigwan which is a small village on the back waters of the Ujani Dam . Lots of migratory birds come in this area during winter season. Every winter I go to this place to see these beautiful birds. Though it was early morning and there was some haze in the background, I managed to get a pretty close view of this bird.

Some other details about the bird
The Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) is a species of wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae which breeds in South Asia and Southeast Asia from Pakistan to India, Sri Lanka east up to Japan. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays 24 eggs.

It occurs in marshy wetlands inland and on the coast, where it feeds on various fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as on insects.

Adults are typically 75 cm long and white-plumaged, with some greyer areas on the wings. The bald head, the neck and legs are black. The thick curved bill is dusky yellow. Sexes are similar, but juveniles have whiter necks and a black bill.

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A great capture of this big Ibis, Kedar.
Excellent point of view, very good framing and a very authentic background.
Well done and TFS.

Hallo Kedar,
a very beautiful capture of the Black-headed Ibis taken from a very good POV in a lovely pose on the branches, fine detail and splendid natural colours, well composed.
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-02 9:52]

Namaste Kedar,
A very nice capture of a Black-headed Ibis.
The pose and POV are great, taken with nice sharpness and colours andset in a pleasing composition against the sky in fine lighting.
Thanks and best regards,

great composition, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-02 10:57]

Hello Kedar,
It's an unusual 34 degrees here and the profit of the footballmatch against Brazil makes it 50! Don't have much energy left.
Beautiful photo of this Ibis. Great POV and composition. Good sharpness.
Have a good weekend,

Hello, Kedar,
I never seen this bird, although, ibis is not seldom bird. Fine composition, excellent colours and good capture! Special for National Geographic.

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