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Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis


Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Photo Information
Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-23 2:44
Viewed: 4792
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) is a large wading bird in the stork family, Ciconiidae. It is a widespread species which is a resident breeder in sub-Saharan Africa from Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya south to South Africa, and in The Gambia, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Chad in west Africa.
This is a close relative of the widespread Asian Black-necked Stork, the only other member of the genus Ephippiorhynchus.

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This photo is taken in the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Cropped format.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-23 2:55]

Hello Ferran,
Great photo of this Saddle-billed Stork. Excellent natural colours and low POV. Very good sharpness, DOF and composition.
Regards,
Peter

This is a fantastically ornate Stork which I have never seen before Ferran.
What an amazing species,and a perfect capture.
Excellent sharpness,exposure,colour and compositon.
Great work!
Cheers
Steve

Hola Ferran,
Una muy buena foto de la cigüeña africana dando su característico paso, parece en busca de alimento. Tiene unos fascinantes colores, mucho más que la sudamericana y la europea.
Saludos
Hernán

nice sharp pic, greetings Ori

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-23 4:10]

Hello Ferran,
Superb close view of this fabulous Stork! Excellent sharpness and colours and a very well-timed capture in beautiful light.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Ferran,
These Saddle-billed storks are impressive birds through their saturated colors. They are also always moving in slow-motion. You were surprisingly close here.
TFS
Annick

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-11-23 22:56]

An excellent capture of this saddle billed stork, Ferran.
I have seen these birds in many zoos all over the world and have taken many pictures of them. but not a single successful one.
This one is a beauty. Great presentation of the side view.
That colorful huge bill and those pink knees and feet are so amazing.
Focus and light are spot on.
TFS. : )

Hola Ferran.

Que ave tan rara y llamativa, muy parecida a la cigueña, bien lejos has viajado para conseguir esta buena imagen.

Saludos.
Jose luis

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