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14 July 2005 @ 03:35 pm
Painted Stork  
This one is a large beautiful bird with a bright orange beak and a predominantly white body and long legs (typical of all storks). I somehow got too close to it and as a result could only get his head in the frame. And a dark background completely out of focus helped me get this studio-like setting in the wild. I still don't know how I managed to get a stable photograph like this inspite of being on a boat.

sandeepdeepsan on July 14th, 2005 10:49 am (UTC)
never seen a bird that close but is the bird old with those wrinkles on the top of its head or is it the way it is?
Yathinyathin on July 14th, 2005 10:52 am (UTC)
:)) ... nopes. That's the way the bird is. In fact it's about the breeding age so in peak condition!
sandeepdeepsan on July 14th, 2005 10:54 am (UTC)
how can you tell about the age of the bird?
Yathinyathin on July 14th, 2005 11:02 am (UTC)
So, most birds have different plumages when they are juveniles (sub-adults) and during breeding and non-breeding seasons.

But apart from that, each bird probably may have it's one way of aging which I'm not too sure or aware of. I think aged birds look bigger and their feathers look more worn out.