Bright saddle!


Posted by Ramesh Kodavatiganti on Fri Jun 16, 2023 12:28 am

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The Saddle billed stork with its colorful beak was a target species - another Lifer added to my cap. The beauty of its beak stands out from afar in the swaying greens of the Maasai Mara Savannah. Intriguing was the question - why is it called -saddle billed : cropped closeup of a sharp shot and the answer is obvious! Enjoy the colors, the saddle is for looks only - not for riding!!

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by david fletcher on Fri Jun 16, 2023 2:14 am
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This will be the FYI moment. It's name comes from that yellow appendage above the bill, which resembles a Saddle.

Interesting composition Ramesh. (Not overly sure this is digital art but hey, ho)...
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Jun 16, 2023 7:27 am
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The little yellow 'saddle' is nicely seen in this intimate view and the vivid colours on their bill look like a very amateur paint job!

Like Dave, I would have thought this was better suited to Birds Gallery.

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Fri Jun 16, 2023 7:35 am
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Cool-looking bill and I like the tight crop.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Jun 16, 2023 9:56 pm
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Could easily be in "birds", but it makes a dramatic artistic view here too. Could be viewed as an abstract design. Very cool!
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by Ramesh Kodavatiganti on Fri Jun 16, 2023 10:26 pm
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Appreciate all the feedback - was caught in 2 minds !
 

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