<< Previous Next >>

Openbill Stork

Openbill Stork
Photo Information
Copyright: Smitha Komath (smitha) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: nikon D3, 300 2.8VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-20 20:39
Viewed: 1272
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Openbill Stork, Anastomas oscitans
A small white or greyish white stork with black in the wings. Reddish black bill with arching mandibles that leaves a narrow open gap. Sexes are alike. Feeds on snails, crabs,frogs, large insects and other small living things. Breeds in colonies among mixed heronries of cormorants, egrets, painted storks etc.

Here you can see the stork flying with nesting material.

dryas, AKBAR-ALI-ASIF, Hotelcalifornia, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Harris: sharpness of the picturesmitha 3 01-24 00:45
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Smitha,

nice shot in flight,still seem different than the European.
European are white with red beak and also black on the wings.
Thanks for sharing Smitha.


Hi Smitha!
A very nice in-flight shot of this stork. Its not easy to take shots of flying birds with good clarity and details. Here you have done a good job. Your subject is well separated from the trees in BG. Thanks for sharing this fine shot with us,
Best Regards,

hallo Smitha
great shot this bird in flight
good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-21 4:36]

Hi Smitha,fantastic in flight capture!What a timing and what a perfect camera settings to take the best sharpness,i thought at a dragonly on a flower watching the small miniature of the gallery...ehehe...very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Smitha - Very beautiful picture of this Stork. Very original view and the way you have done PP. Perfect sharpness and light. Nice to see that you haven't tried more sharpness here to bring out more details. Excellent work against such green forest. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes - Srikumar

Hello Smitha

Great shot of the Openbill Stork bringing material for the nesting,
you was at the best place the best moment to witness this scenery and
take it in photo, superbly focused with excellent sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Smitha,
Brilliant capture.....Incredible clarity despite the distance..... The exposure is perfect. I like this interesting scene with this unusual specie of bird.
Thanks for sharing!

Wow!wish lil bit more sharp..


Calibration Check