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Old 23rd April 2012
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Birds again..

Yesterday..
Went in search of an (dusky)owl..enroute i picked up some more..
1...Little Grebe

2.Purple Swamphen

3.White breasted waterhen


4.Spotbilled ducks


5.Black Drongo


6. spotted owlet.


7.KingFisher


8.KingFisher-2


9. Ashy Prinea


10. RedShank


11. Ibis


12...And finally the owl i went looking for.


13...The dusky Owl



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Re: Birds again..

This is a great series of birds that I don't get to see in my part of the world. The kingfisher photos are stunning. What is your technique for capturing these small, fast birds?

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Re: Birds again..

Nice series, the diving Kingfisher is a great catch...
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Re: Birds again..

Really great pictures, Kingfisher I really think should be a magazine cover.
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Re: Birds again..

Another fine series Raj.

Agree with all the comments re the Kingfisher (+ Owls + Redshank + +)

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Re: Birds again..

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This is a great series of birds that I don't get to see in my part of the world. The kingfisher photos are stunning. What is your technique for capturing these small, fast birds?

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I agree, the kingfisher pics are outstanding :-)

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Re: Birds again..

Great pictures! Agreed that the Kingfisher pictures are outstanding
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Re: Birds again..

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This is a great series of birds that I don't get to see in my part of the world. The kingfisher photos are stunning. What is your technique for capturing these small, fast birds?

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This kingfisher is not difficult to catch..Its only difficult to find..but once located all you have to do is wait; Normally has a favorite fishing spot (so that's where one waits)..Its fishing technique is to hover high above the water(about 10 to 15 feet)..twisting this way and that until the target fish is identified - that's when the dive is executed-vertically. so all the focussing can be done when the bird is hovering (quite a few pictures of the bird in various stationary flight can be taken)..easy enough to follow the bird down during the initial dive..what i really miss out on is the final touchdown..this bird accelerates with gravity-that i'm sure is a tough panning exercise (its one of those ..one day i'm gonna get it moments)

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Re: Birds again..

I just wanted to add my congratulations for these tremendous photos.

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