Jabiru by Damienne Bingham

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Jabiru or Black-Necked Stork
(Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
Jurong Bird Park,
Singapore. 2010.

Canon EOS 400D
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM
f/4.5, 1/125s, ISO 200
RAW. As is.

I spent the best part of an hour just sitting in a hide watching this guy. Those eyes had me transfixed. Every few seconds the nictitating membrane (or third eyelid) would flash across it’s eyes. It was amazing to see the veins through the transparent membrane. And all the while this bird is keeping its eyes peeled on everything around it.

The Jabiru is listed as “Near Threatened” on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species.




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I am a freelance photographer originally from Brisbane, Australia, and currently living in Cape Town, South Africa.

I enjoy many forms of photography – with a particular interest in travel and nature photography. This diversity can be seen in the range of genres and styles in my portfolio

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Comments

  • ladygarbanzo
    ladygarbanzoover 3 years ago

    Wow! Fantastic capture!

  • Thanks Kris, I’m glad you like it!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • twinnieE
    twinnieEover 3 years ago

    Great capture and stunning bokeh.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Roxy66
    Roxy66over 3 years ago

    those eyes pop right out! awesome colour!

  • Thank you, I’m glad you like it!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • FeeBeeDee
    FeeBeeDeeover 3 years ago

    So amazing. Seen this close up it seems like the face of a man, not a bird.

  • Thank you. I know what you mean, it’s strange when you can see humanity in the faces of animals.

    – Damienne Bingham

  • VallaV
    VallaVover 3 years ago

    Here it is a sight! Here it is colors!

  • Thank you!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Great capture, that’s a beautiful bird. He looks very alien with those eyes!

  • Thanks Cindy. Yeah those eyes were pretty incredible – every few seconds the membrane would close over his eyes – amazing to see!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Normf
    Normfover 3 years ago

    Amazing bird. I saw my first in the wild just recently. Great shot!

  • Thanks Norm. That must have been a great experience! I have to say, I was definitely intrigued with this guy – spent a very long time just watching him (and snapping away of course!)

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Normf
    Normfover 3 years ago

    Yes Damienne it was quite striking, I was travelling at the time and stopped the car and grabbed a few shots, unfortunayelty this wild bird was very shyand even though I had a 400mm lens the shots are only good enough for a recvord rather than but up in RedBubble. I was exited to see it though. Love your portrate here!

  • Thank you! I had a similar experience seeing a Cassowary in the wild recently – I was so disappointed that the photos didn’t come out as well as I would have hoped. But then I think, what an incredible experience just to see one in the wild – these days that’s a rare thing!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreover 3 years ago

    wow!

  • Glad you like it Sandra!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • snapitnc
    snapitncover 3 years ago

    superb shot!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Damienne Bingham

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