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Black Necked Stork Pair

Black Necked Stork Pair
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon F-100, Fuji Provia 100
Exposure: f/6.3
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): world for two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-16 3:14
Viewed: 4830
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Ciconiiformes

Family: Ciconiidae

Genus: Ephippiorhynchus

Species: E. asiaticus
This is a huge bird, typically 130-150 cm tall with a 230cm wingspan. It is spectacularly plumaged. The head, neck, wing bar and tail are jet black, with the rest of the plumage white. The massive bill is black and the legs are bright red. Sexes are identical except that the female has a yellow iris, while the male's is brown. Juveniles are mainly light brown with a white belly and dark legs.
Like most storks, these fly with the neck outstretched, not retracted like a heron.

The Black-necked Stork breeds in marshes and other wetlands in tropical lowland. It builds a stick nest in trees, laying 3-5 eggs. It often forms small colonies.
Like most of its relatives, this bird feeds mainly on fish, frogs and large insects, but also on young birds, lizards and rodents.

This picture was taken in Bharathpur bird sanctuary in winter. This pair was very good and gave one hour for photography. The one with yellow eye is female and the other one is male with blue eyes. i used sigam 170-500mm lens.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-16 3:55]

Excellent composition showing these two Black- necked Storks against the hazy background. Very sharp and good colours. Amazing that their eye colours differ!
TFS, Ulla

Nice shot of these amzzing birds.
Bills are great and strange!
Good compo and usefull notes.


an amazing picture of amazing birds. Thanks very much, Ori

Wonderful photo, brilliant composition and POV! TFS - Xplorator Radu

Hello chickappa,
A classic family shot, your control on the composition is amazing and every picture is a book/lesson on composition.
Goutham R

Hi Satish

Perfect low POV. Love the composition. Nice colours with good clarity and sharpness. Nice work. TFS.

Hi Satish,
As always, a very good picture from you.

The dark face of the birds are contrasted by the background and making it more dramatic.


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-09-17 15:10]

Magnifique paire, bravo.
Bonne journée.

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