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Good Catch

Good Catch
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Copyright: Vishal Sabharwal (shal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D AF ED, UV Filter
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-31 16:43
Viewed: 3627
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Finally back home with a post after quite a while :)

Painted Stork

The Painted Stork, Mycteria leucocephala, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae.

It is a tropical species which breeds in Asia from India and Sri Lanka to southeast Asia. It is a resident breeder in lowland wetlands with trees. The large stick nest is built in a forest tree, and 2-5 eggs is a typical clutch.

The Painted Stork is a broad winged soaring bird. Like all storks, it flies with its neck outstretched.

The adult is a large bird, 95-100cm tall, mainly white with black flight feathers. The head is red, and the long downcurved bill is yellow. The tail and legs are pink, and there is dark barring on the breast. Juvenile birds are a duller version of the adult, generally browner and lacking the bright colours of the adult.

The Painted Stork walks slowly and steadily in shallow waters or adjacent wet grassland seeking its prey, which, like that of most of its relatives, includes fish, frogs and large insects. It sweeps its head from side to side with its bill half open in water as it hunts for fish.

Cheers :)

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  • Great 
  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-07-31 16:48]

Ottima pesca!
Bravo Vishal, hai colto l'attimo, bei dettagli ottimo il contrasto!

You have done your best, Vishal! Very good POV, colours and details. Perfect shot. Bravo.

Hi Vishal, great shot at the right moment.Bravo!
Greetings Jan-arie

  • Great 
  • Active Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 113 W: 6 N: 19] (1231)
  • [2006-07-31 18:47]

amazing one!
well frozen
I like it a lot

Hello Vishal!
Good catch, indeed. I don't think you had a lot of time to think before you pressed your shutter release. Excellent POV, good exposure and framing. Congratulations,

Good capture.
I like it a lot

  • Great 
  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-01 5:42]

Hi Vishal

Superb capture, well done. The detail and POV are great. Excellent Shot

TFS Hilary

Hi Vishal,
As your tittle says it is a good catch:-)Wow! You had a great timing there! Nice POV and framing. Great details on the bird and the fish. Very good picture, I like it a lot. TFS,

  • Great 
  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-08-01 15:19]

Hello Vishal,

I really like that picture! You used an unusual pov in order to make this great composition! Great action shot with natural colors. The white is a little bit OE at the neck but your picture stays very good! Great moment and TFS,


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