|Copyright: Ian Fegent (Fege)
|Date Taken: 2010-07-05|
|Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/350 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-07-22 0:44|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Jabiru (Black-necked Stork – Ephippiorhynchus Asiaticus) is Australia’s only stork and when you look at the classic high set nest there is no mistaking that. They have striking black marks on their wings which makes for a spectacular sight when you see them flying. They are relatively common in the wetlands of Kakadu National Park. The Jabiru is also found in New Guinea and SE Asia. To capture this pair I used a lot of zoom and then seriously cropped the photo to get them closer.|
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I have got to tell you that I am envious of this shot, mainly due to the fact that when I had a similar opportunity all I got was a photo of an empty nest, not even one Jabiru. Congratulations on your timing. Even though it is a distant shot it actually aids to convey the sheer size of the nest, especially as the birds are also so large.
Even with the cropping still a good photo to show us the nesting behaviour of this intersting bird.