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Painted Stork

Painted Stork
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Copyright: Ravi Kailas (rkailas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 2 N: 175] (799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-11 7:26
Viewed: 4090
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Painted storks (Mycteria leucocephala) at the pulicat bird sanctuary near Chennai. The Pulicat Bird Sanctuary is a large brackish lake on the south-east coast of India. It is an important wintering ground for several species of ducks and waders (inclduing huge flocks of flamigos), albeit in a significantly human dominated area.

For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulicat_Lake

There is plenty of BG noise in this picture. I suspect that is because I shot at ISO 800 (the light was very poor) and did some auto contrast editing in Picasa. I still like this pictures for the colors on the stork!

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nice pic, try to crop the emty parts, Ori

Hi Ravi,
This is a wonderful capture of this beautiful bird. Very good composition and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Ravi,
Good composition with clarity, vivid colour and details!
well composed and well seen
thanks for sharing

Hello Ravi,
A colourful fellow!
The bird is well exposed, good detail and fine colours in the plumage...
You may try to crop some to the left and in the bottom to offset subject a bit more from centre to give him more space to walk into...
Pablo -

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-12 0:51]

Hi Ravi,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Painted Stork. Lovely colours and a striking pose captured. Very impressive sharpness and neat focus here and the water ripples look fabulous. Excellent POV to portray it and a superb composition. Kudos.

Hi ravi,
well composed beautiful shot,nice colours,well taken.
little croping needed.

Excellent focus and sharpness, congratulations on this one!!

Hello Kailas,

Splendid stork. Never been able to shoot this one with such a precision though theye are commoner here.


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