01 July 2011

Painted stork at Khijadiya

I'd never seen so many wild birds gathered in one place as I did at the sanctuary at Khijidiya. Pelicans, egrets, cranes, all kinds of waterbirds and a good number of terrestrial birds — and storks, these being the most common species.

[14 February 2007, Canon 20D, 300 mm f4 L IS, ISO 200, 1/640 at f5.6]

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Jenny Woolf said...

And actually it would make a beautiful painting, a mural perhaps.

Barbara Butler McCoy said...

This portrait, if I may call it such, is so graceful and serene. Beautiful.

pohanginapete said...

Jenny, that's an interesting thought. Displayed in the right context, I hope it would provide a reminder of the wonder and importance of wild things.

Barbara, interesting that you should sense the serenity — although the wetland was noisy and crowded with birds, these storks did seem to have an aura of calm about them. I'm glad it came through in the photograph.