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Asian Openbill Stork

Asian Openbill Stork
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Copyright: Arindam Mitra (arindammitra89) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 0 N: 137] (918)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-31
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-04 23:00
Viewed: 2913
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Asian Openbill or Asian Openbill Stork, Anastomus oscitans, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Southeast Asia.
Asian Openbill Stork is a broad-winged soaring bird, which relies on moving between thermals of hot air for sustained flight. Like all storks, it flies with its neck outstretched. It is relatively small for a stork at 68 cm length. They breed near inland wetlands and build stick nest in trees, typically laying 2-6 eggs.
Breeding adults are all white except for the black wing flight feathers, red legs and dull yellow-grey bill. The mandibles do not meet except at the tip, and this gives rise to the species' name. Non-breeding adults have the white of the plumage replaced by off-white. Young birds have brown tinge to the plumage.
The Asian Openbill Stork, like most of its relatives, walks slowly and steadily on the ground, feeding on molluscs, frogs and large insects.

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thank you, your picutre is very interesting, there are 3 adults and 2 chick ?

Hi Arindam,
Very nice captured of this family, great details sharpness, very well exposure and nice natural colours, a lovely nature shot,
Thanks for sharing and have a great week,
Best Regards,

Great capture for this interesting situation! Very good light and sharp. Well done Arindam!


Impressive scene Arindam! Interesting species and beautiful photo.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-05 11:03]

Hello Arindam,
Very nice photo of these Asian Openbilled Storks. Excellent sharpness, details and a pleasing scene. Beautiful natural colours.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-05 15:50]

A very lucky meeting and a magnificent capture,i like the rich composition and the fantastic light balance for the best white,great sharpness and colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-05 22:13]

Bonjour Arindam,
Belle capture que cette petite famille.
Belle composition riches en détails.

Bonjour Arindam,
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage habilement restituée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

thank you for shearing, very well composed, sharp and pleasant picture.

Hi Arindam, superb capture of this Asian Openbill Stork family here my friend, impressive point of view, the angle of light was not in your favour but hey you've done very well, great effort Arindam and very well done,
Best regards,


Great shot of these storks. Excellent sharpness and detail. Good shot. Bill

Hello Arindam,
Excellent clarity, focus and sharpness.
Nice capture of a interesting species of birds with superb details.
It is a perfect POV and a nice composition.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Arindam,
a very beautiful capture of this Asian Openbill Stork family on the nest, very good sharpness and splendid natural colours, excellent point of view
Best regards

Hello Arindam!
Lovely capture showing this sympathetic family of Stork.Great POV and natural environment.Well done! TFS
Nice week!

PS: thanks for visiting my gallery! I appreciated it!

Ciao Arindman, interesting capture of lovely family group, excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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