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Asian Openbill Stork #2

Asian Openbill Stork #2
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-12 6:30
Viewed: 3712
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this Asian Openbill Stork in 'Wat Pailom'. The Asian Openbill storks migrate from from Northern India and Siberia. They spend the winter in this area.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Genus: Anastomus
Species: A. oscitans (นกปากห่าง)

The Asian Openbill Stork, Anastomus oscitans, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Southeast Asia. Sometimes it is referred to as just Asian Openbill.

Asian Openbill Stork is a broad-winged soaring bird, which relies on moving between thermals of hot air for sustained flight. Like all storks, it flies with its neck outstretched. It is relatively small for a stork at 68cm length. They breed near inland wetlands and build stick nest in trees, typically laying 2-6 eggs.

Breeding adults are all white except for the black wing flight feathers, red legs and dull yellow-grey bill. The mandibles do not meet except at the tip, and this gives rise to the species' name. Non-breeding adults have the white of the plumage replaced by off-white. Young birds have brown tinge to the plumage.

The Asian Openbill Stork, like most of its relatives, walks slowly and steadily on the ground, feeding on molluscs, frogs and large insects.

From: Wikipedia

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Hello Jitti,

Very nice composition. Good POV and focus.
Nice natural colours.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-12 6:37]

Hi Jitti

Great composition - the placing of the bird in the frame is very effective. The stork is very sharp and you show the habitat very well.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-12 6:45]

Hello Jitti,
Brilliant capture of this stork in a beautiful natural environment. Excellent focus, sharp details and fine colours. I like the composition very much.
Many thanks, Ulla

hello jitti,
nicely composed shot, liked the various tones of green nice dof, good lighting,
tfs & regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-12 7:23]

Hello Jitti,
Superb light in this photo. The light on the left side gives a marvelous DOF. Fantastic focus on the Stork. Really sharp with good details. Great composition.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-12 8:11]

Hello Jitti,
Nice to see a bird photograph from you!
This is a superb capture of an Asian Openbill sei in a fine composition on the bamboo with a pleasant green BG.
Excellent lighting and sharpness too.
Well done and thanks for sharing this one,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-12 8:41]

Hi Jitti.
What a wonderful pictorial shot. Subject is simply brilliant and 3D-effect is amazing. Composition is outstanding. I also like nice clear pleasant colors, transparency of the image, delicate lighting and perfect details. DOF is selected precisely. BG is so fine as main subject. My congratulations and Bravo.

Hello JC,
Interesting to see this proud bird in the rain forest!
The fine light really makes him stand out in all greenery, excellent details have been reproduced in the plumage...
I like the composition that has a fine feeling of depth!
Pablo -

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2007-12-12 12:25]

Salut jitti,
Belle photo avec de belles couleurs et une belle composition.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-12 20:20]

Hello Jitti

Just marking the post for now


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-13 10:03]

Hi Jitti,

I have only seen a stork once while in Europe and it is always exciting to see one in such a beautiful picture. It stands out beautifully against the rich foliage. Excellent colors and details and a lovely composition.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-13 10:09]

Hi Jitti,
Wonderful shot and you have presented the natural environment so well. Very neat and sharp image with perfect lighting and colours. A nice pose captured. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

I dont know why but the storks to the genus are not freuently photograped. The natural habitat and the composition is brilliant. TFS

Hello Jitti,
Beautiful presentation of this Stork.Colour is really natural and sharpness is well maintained.I like its pose.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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