Friday, October 28, 2011

Eurasian Spoonbill - B&W

This photograph was taken in Jan at Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary.

While these spoonbills are quite a common sight here, as soon as i saw this particular bird emerge after a dip in the, i knew it was only a matter of seconds before it started ruffling. Harsh sunlight on the bird gave me the opportunity to expose for the whites on the bird and get a nice underexposed background.

Hope you like the image. Do click on the image to view it large (Looks much better) :)

eaurasian spoonbill
Eurasian Spoonbill ruffling

Exif: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 50-500mm, 1/1000sec, F7.1, ISO-200, Ev -1 , shot from a tourist filled moving boat. Converted to B&W using Photoshop CS3.


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jungle Bush Quail

Sorry for the delay in posting. While I had initially planned out a few trips and lots of birding for the month of October/November, i regret to say that i am STUCK AT HOME! :( Yes, stuck at home as I'm down with Typhoid

Thought of sharing this image made last year of a male Jungle Bush Quail

jungle bush quail maleMale Jungle Bush Quail

The male is very easily distinguishable from the female, as the male has heavily barred underparts. Jungle bush quails mainly feed on seeds, especially of grasses and once in a while feed on insects.

Location: Daroji Bear Sanctuary
Camera: Nikon D3S
Lens: AF VR Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Small Green barbet / White-cheeked Barbet

Come September - mid-October and the trees around my workplace are usually busy with bird activity, especially barbets. Its quite easy to spot them as the males have a very loud mating call which is constant during the afternoons.

One can easily see them in pairs or even three of them together(as i quite often happen to see) during this period of the year.

Unlike the Brown-headed Barbet, this species is mainly found in South India and has a broad white cheek stripe below the eye which distinguishes it from the former.

small green barbet or white-cheeked barbetSmall Green Barbet / White-cheeked Barbet

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