Keoladeo National Park – Flight of the Painted Stork …

The Painted Stork or the Indian wood stork is a lively colored large wading bird with striking wing patterns. The young are not as colorful as the adult. The adults have a long yellow orange bill and pink legs. They display white plumage with a rose color near the tail feathers. Non-breeding plumage is usually less vibrant than breeding plumage.

Painted storks ( Scientific name Mycteria leucocephala) are predominately non-migratory and most make only local movements within the Indian Subcontinent. However some birds have been known to migrate to west Burma.

The following photographs show the flight of a Painted Stork in Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Taken with a Nikon D-850 and Nikon 200-500 lens, Painted stork in flight is somewhat easy to shoot as they move in a smooth and relatively slow speed and not shy of human presence.

You can read about Keoladeo National Park in my earlier posts HERE, HERE and HERE.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Manual Exposure, ISO 180
Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Manual Exposure, ISO 180
Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Manual Exposure, ISO 180
Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Manual Exposure, ISO 180
Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Manual Exposure, ISO 160
Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Manual Exposure, ISO 160
Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Manual Exposure, ISO 160
Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Manual Exposure, ISO 160

You can click on a photograph to see a larger view. That is all for today. So long. And happy shooting !!!

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