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Black-headed Ibis

Black-headed Ibis
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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: 2010-07-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-30 6:34
Viewed: 1866
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) is a species of wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae which breeds in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia from northern India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka east up to Japan. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays 24 eggs.
It occurs in marshy wetlands inland and on the coast, where it feeds on various fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as on insects. It walks about actively on marshy land probing with its bill into soft mud and often feeds in shallow water with its head momentarily submerged. Like storks and Spoonbills, it lacks a true voice-producing mechanism and is silent except for peculiar ventriloquial grunts uttered when nesting.
Adults are typically 75 cm long and white-plumaged, with some greyer areas on the wings. The bald head, the neck and legs are black. The thick down curved bill is dusky yellow.In breeding,plumage some slaty grey on scapulars and in wings and ornamental plumes at base of the neck. Sexes are similar, but juveniles have whiter necks and a black bill.

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After seeing Joy's picture of a flock of these birds, it is a great pleasure to see the full size portrait of a single one captured so beautifully in your picture, Mr Nandy.
The frontal POV is just perfect to show its features. The focus is spot on and that catchlight in the eye of the bird is adorable.
I also like the deep blue sky in the background.
Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-30 7:19]

Hello Samiran,
The timing in this photo is really perfect. It stands in this pose in the best light with pleasing eye contact. Beautiful colours and excellent balance. Wonderful sharpness, details and an attractive composition.

Hi Samiran
Great capture of this beauty.Nice pose and composition.Wonderful colours and clarity.Excellent sharpness.Well done!
Thank You
Best wishes

hallo samiran
very nice picture with great sharpness and beautiful colours
super composition
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-30 7:26]

Hi Samiran,what a spectacular capture despite the distance,the details are really the best everywhere on this beautiful black headed ibis,a rare guest of TN showed in the best way1Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Samiranda,
Outstanding details and nicely exposed,softness of white plumage is remarkable.

HI Samiran,
beautiful bird. Incredible photo. Excellent point of view. Perfect sharpness and details. Amazing colours.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Samiran, great capture of lovely Ibis, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-30 12:13]

Hello Samiran,
pose is excellent, great work. Very good sharpness, details, colours and composition. Thanks for sharing.Regards Siggi

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  • fern Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 21] (446)
  • [2013-08-30 16:51]

hello Samiran, beautiful shot of this very strange looking bird excellent composition color and perfect light

Hello Samiran,
照的非常清晰 在風中羽毛搖動
眼睛犀利 表情嚴肅
整體都很明亮 清楚 這是一張高水準的相片

Wow, so beautiful a capture of a Black-headed Ibis, which I've never seen before. Excellent sharpness of the key figure in the pic and superb details about the bird and fantastic contrast. Great work, and tfs.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-31 7:39]

Excellent picture Samiran! Great work, sharpness, light and composition. Congratulation. Saludos

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-08-31 11:51]

Hello Samiran,
A very special bird this Black-headed Ibis, half black, half white. Love the pose on the tree, like an officer..
Vivid and interesting bird-shot.
Kind regards

Dear Samiran Da,
Excellent shot here.. Like the composition and lovely presentation.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done.. and thanks for attaching an interesting note with it..
Good morning and best wishes from India..
Warm regards,

Beautiful pose and great photo Samiran! Interesting species, excellent composition, fantastic lighting and very good sharpness.

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