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Asian Openbill Stork

Asian Openbill Stork
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-20 6:50
Viewed: 2432
Points: 46
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Every year Asian Openbill Stork are coming at some villages Near Santiniketan , they make their nest hatched and flew after when the chicks are adult. The villagers are so nice they don't disturb them. Every year I visited these villages for taking pictures. Here you can see an Openbill Stork carrying twig for making nest.
Thank you for viewing

The Asian Openbill or Asian Openbill Stork (Anastomus oscitans) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. This distinctive stork is found mainly in and around the Indian subcontinent. It is mainly greyish white with glossy black wings and tail and the adults have the beak with a narrow gap formed by the arched upper mandible and recurved lower mandible. Young birds are born without a gap in the bill and this structure is thought to be an adaptation that aids in handling their main prey of snails. Although mostly resident within their range, they make long distance movements in response to weather and food availability.
Class: Aves Order: Ciconiiformes Family: Ciconiidae Genus: Anastomus Species: A. oscitans

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Hi Samiran,
what a nice photo! Excellent sharpness. Great situation. Perfect point of view.

Hello Samiran,
A great in-flight capture with beautiful colors, details & presentation. TFS & best wishes!


Ciao Samiran, great capture of lovely busy stork in fantastic fly, fine details, perfect focus, splendid shrpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-09-20 7:54]

Hi Samiran,
A perfect capture of Asian Openbill Stork ..
Nice natural colors, beautiful composition and POV
Best wishes,

Super capture in flight, Mr Nandy!
Apparently, your larger lens is much better for this kind of photography than my 70-300mm.
Stunning clarity and sharpness.
Well done and TFS!


Hello Samiran,
Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure and the superb light makes a wonderful photo. I like this wonderful scene with the blue background......
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-20 8:58]

Hello Samiran,
Excellent sharp detailed photo of this Asian Openbill Stork in flight. Fantastic clarity and natural colours. Good quality!

Hello Samiran,
Nice capture with perfect clarity and natural colour,My regards,_Joy

hello Samiran
super good picture with grest details
the sharpness and colours are very good
thanks greeting lou

Hello Samiran
A fantastic photo, excellent detail, perfectly still in mid air. Good to see this bird.
regards yiannis

Ciao Samiran.
Grande tempismo nel fotografare questa cicogna mentre porta un ramoscello,eccellente la nitidezza con ottimi dettagli,splendidi i colori naturali molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-09-20 11:36]

Hello Samiran.
Wonderful in flight capture.POV,details,moment you caught are perfect.Thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-09-20 11:49]

Hello Samiran,
Excellent photo presentation of this interesting Asian Openbill Stork with useful description, thaks for sharing!

Ciao Samiran. Great time here! Impressive DOF so like details and sharp. Great pic indeed MF. TFS.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-20 15:32]

Hi Samiran,fantastic in flight capture of this stork buildings the nest,the detals are incredbiles,how you work well whit your camera,a very professional pic another time!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Amazing scene and great photo Samiran! Perfect timing, wonderful pose, excellent composition, nice colours and very good sharpness.

Hello Samiran

You must have been standing quite high up or maybe at quite a distance relative to this Stork to get a shot in this plane. And what an absolutely delightful picture it is. Superbly done.


Bom dia Samiran
Excellent in flight shot my Friend.Great timing and excellent sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-21 5:28]

Hello Samiran,
An interesting and vivid bird-picture. Not an easy catch, but you did well, and the fact that the Stork is carrying a big twig for his nest, makes the shot even more special. Well seen, well done.
Kind regards

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-09-21 10:28]

Shalom Samiran.

What an absolutely wonderful capture. My compliments!

Thank you for introducing us to this species of stork.

All the best,


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-09-21 19:17]

Hello Samiran,
What a neat capture of this unique looking stork as it brings nesting material to reinforce it's home. Outstanding detail and just the right exposure. Very informative notes. Well done!!

Hello Samiran

I have missed this photo from you, great close-shot
of this Stork's flight bringing materials for his nest,
love the POV at the bird's level like if we where
flying with him, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hello Samiran,

Seems like this fellow is busy building a new nest..!
Action is very well recorded, good framing and superb details in the subject!

Pablo -

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