Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Eurasian Marsh Harrier - male

Finally got my chance to get a decent image of this species.
The Eurasian marsh harriers like all the other harriers are winter visitors to Bangalore and are amongst the first to arrive. The males are usually a lot more skittish in comparison to the females. The image below is that of the male. Females are darker, almost chocolaty brown in colour with a lighter colored head.

male eurasian marsh harrierA male Eurasian Marsh Harrier in evening light, Bangalore

Canon EOS 20D + Canon EF 600mm F4 L IS, 1/500sec, F4, ISO-800

BTW I recently upgraded to my dream lens, the Canon EF 600mm F4 L IS and for those who've not met me, this is me: :D

Canon EF 600mm F4 L ISAngad Achappa Photography

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  1. lovely shot man and that lens looks monstous :)

  2. a beautiful bird! and, wow! what a lens! awesome for you!

  3. An excellent picture as always!

    Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

  4. That is a wondeful looking bird and what a huge lens...geesh, that is a big one to tuck away, but, I know the difference shall be impressive~

  5. Great shot of the Marsh Harrier Angad. I am very envious of your 600mm lens. Mike

  6. Wow. Nice to meet you.

    That lens is hard to imagine. I don't know how you hold it up long enough to take a picture. I suppose you use a tripod or a monopod.

  7. Thank you all.. :)

    @Abe: I have hand-held the lens quite a bit now, wait till you see the posts where the images are shot hand-held... :)

  8. Hi friends,

    Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. The marsh harriers are medium-sized raptors and the largest and broadest-winged harriers. Thanks.......

  9. I'm saving for that 600mm...
    Great pic!


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