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Yellow-billed Stork

Yellow-billed Stork
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-25 4:18
Viewed: 1539
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis). A very impressive, big bird and a good flyer too.

They have a fishing technique of using one foot to stir up the water to flush out prey. A quick muscular reflex in the neck enables yellow-billed storks to catch almost all of their food in the water. These storks do not socialize much with one another and tend to isolate themselves in swamps, muddy rivers and marshes. They breed nearly year round. The male chooses the location of the nest and works with the female to build it in 7-10 days. Two or three eggs are laid one at a time, two days apart, so the chicks hatch on different days about a month later.
lifespan: +30 years!

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Hello Mr.Pierre,
Well captured this yellow-billed Stork against harsh BG.Nice colour and sharpness with splendid flying mode.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-25 8:32]

Hello Pierre,
Very difficult to make a good photo in this kind of light conditions. But you made a good choice. Fine sharpness and a pleasing composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-25 12:44]

Salut Pierre,tu as coupe' les ailes mais je suis d'accord avec cette image concentree' sur le corp et le visage,captures avec des details excellents malgre' la difficile lumiere et le mouvement,tres bien fait! Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Ciao Pierre, great caspture of fantastic in-flight stork, fine details, perfect focus, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Pierre
Wonderful inflight shot with good sharpness and colour.
Best wishes,

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