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Painted Stork 2

Painted Stork 2
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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: 2014-03-09
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-14 12:58
Viewed: 1679
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is a large wading bird in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in the Indian Subcontinent and extending into Southeast Asia. Their distinctive pink tertial feathers give them their name. They forage in flocks in shallow waters along rivers or lakes. They immerse their half open beaks in water and sweep them from side to side and snap up their prey of small fish that are sensed by touch. As they wade along they also stir the water with their feet to flush hiding fish. They nest colonially in trees, often along with other waterbirds. The only sounds they produce are weak moans or bill clattering at the nest. They are not migratory and only make short distance movements in some parts of their range in response to changes in weather or food availability or for breeding. Like other storks, they are often seen soaring on thermals.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-14 13:12]
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Hello Arindam,
Very beautiful photo of these storks. Fantastic timing. Excellent sharpness, details and a fine composition.
Nice weekend,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-03-14 13:22]

Excellent picture of these colorful storks. The landing one makes the picture even more interesting.

Well done, Arindam,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-14 13:44]

Hi Arindam,absolutely great! You caught in the best way this lucky oportunity,a perfect capture of this strok group,great details and perfect exposure,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Dear Arindam
Absolutely nice.
Well composed with perfect colour and sharpness.
Rich colour and ambiance, looks great.
bhalo thakis.
Samiran da
Kal Basanta utsav!

Hello Arindam,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色鮮豔華麗 還是好幾隻鳥在一起很新奇
光線亮麗 個個的動作神情都不一樣 真是漂亮
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi Arindam,
Nice photo of these storks. Left one looking like telling " marunga eeisa lang" :)


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-03-15 2:09]

Hi Arindam,
Nice party of stork. Amazing colors good
composition and sharpness details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Hello Arindam,
Beautiful species.Well timing.Nice sharp picture.
Khub val chobita tulecho.Nice colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Bonsoir Arindam,
Agréable publication valorisant bien les sujets dans une belle lumičre qui fait resplendir de splendides couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-03-15 21:15]

Hello Arindam,
What a beautiful group of Storks. Their bright orange head and bills are very eye catching to say the least. Perfectly focused and displaying much detail you show these beautiful birds off in a top quality image. Great shot!!

A lovely shot of this Stork family, Arindam.
The POV you've chosen, along with the exposure, seem to be the heroes of this shot.
Very well done! Happy Holi!!

nice landing, greetings, Ori

Hi Arindam,
This image is really spectacular, not only because it shows a landing off well but the orange beaks / heads make an awesome color contrast with both the whitish rocks and the greenery in the background. Fantastic composition, a beautiful team - the bird which is just about to land off is adding dynamism to the photo. Exceptional work. Huge congratulations!
Best regards, László

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