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Old 5th June 2016, 23:03   #16981
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Vow man! Beyond words. You anticipated the take off and positioned yourself with the tripod? How many takes before you hit the jackpot?
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That is an extraordinary photograph! There are many different and beautiful action shots of birds in this thread (and kudos to the takers for their skill and patience) and your capture, M35, is riveting.

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Vow man! Beyond words. You anticipated the take off and positioned yourself with the tripod? How many takes before you hit the jackpot?
Thank You !
Yes, I did anticipate and positioned myself very 'low' to the level of the perch !
Relatively easier to get the focus locked on their return/landing. But this one, I was lucky, especially considering that I had a 'slow' f5,6 lens attached to a TC 14E. Though slightly 'back focused', its a keeper I guess.


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That is an extraordinary photograph! There are many different and beautiful action shots of birds in this thread (and kudos to the takers for their skill and patience) and your capture, M35, is riveting.
Thanks. Patience and a bit of luck did the trick here !
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A bit of green in Lucknow's scorching summer -
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A bit of green in Lucknow's scorching summer -
The bird may not be the Sparrowhawk - could be Shikra

The second one is Greater Coucal (commonly known as Crow pheasant)
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The bird may not be the Sparrowhawk - could be Shikra
The second one is Greater Coucal (commonly known as Crow pheasant)
Thanks mallumowgli, I had doubts about the sparrow-hawk/shikra too - as I had mentioned in my earlier post in this same thread. I was just going along with the tentative results of my google search! And thanks too for the Greater Coucal/crow pheasant update. And just out of curiosity (since we do have game birds on the table occasionally) - since pheasants are usually associated with game birds, would this one too (the crow pheasant) be classified as one?

And to pick up an old thread - I haven't been able to find the other books of Kenneth Anderson here in the Lucknow bookshops yet. Shall keep looking!
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Took this one with the phone. Does anyone know how to get rid of the post processing in the Lumia Camera app?
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Keep the photos coming.

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And thanks too for the Greater Coucal/crow pheasant update. And just out of curiosity (since we do have game birds on the table occasionally) - since pheasants are usually associated with game birds, would this one too (the crow pheasant) be classified as one?

And to pick up an old thread - I haven't been able to find the other books of Kenneth Anderson here in the Lucknow bookshops yet. Shall keep looking!
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Here is a closeup (cropped) of a crow pheasant. Shot handheld through the window of my vehicle. Click on the photo to see a better version, it appears oversharpened otherwise.

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Anderson's (e)books are available online for free, just Google. Or buy the hard copies from Flipkart or Amazon India.

I haven't had much chance to shoot recently, been revisiting and reprocessing old shots. Here are a couple...

Last kiss from the setting sun. Selective B&W processing.
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Wild boars on a misty morning. Shot during a canoe safari in the Satpuras.
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Thanks. Patience and a bit of luck did the trick here !
Patience and luck are so important for wildlife shooters

Did you use D9 or 3D AF-C for the bee-eater shot?

Btw, the wild boar shot was taken with a D810.

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Hi Nilanjan,could you share the original pic please for ref?
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Outstanding photograph !!

Here's one from my recent trip to Thekkady, spice capital of India. The Nutmegs.


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Did you use D9 or 3D AF-C for the bee-eater shot?
BTW, have you received your D500?
D9, usually single point though.

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Outstanding photograph !!

Here's one from my recent trip to Thekkady, spice capital of India. The Nutmegs.
Nice one.
Have you seen Peacocks in flight this close ?
Shot from my vehicle.

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D9, usually single point though.
Nice one.
Have you seen Peacocks in flight this close ?
Shot from my vehicle.
That was another mind-bending photo, M35! I've seen pea-cocks from up close, even fed the blighters occasionally & of course seen them in short flights too. But your photograph of the one in flight (taken broad-side on) is almost unreal. Hats off!
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Nice one.
Have you seen Peacocks in flight this close ?
Shot from my vehicle.

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Great shot. If you have cropped this photo....a little more space at the top would make it even better.
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Hi Nilanjan,could you share the original pic please for ref?
Ha, that would negate the impact of the final photo, would it not?

Joking aside, I think I have posted it on this forum, can't remember when and where. Replace the greyscale with various shades of blue, and you can imagine the colour version.

Background: I was coming down from Khuliya Top, above Munsiyari, when I saw the peaks come out from behind (and above) the clouds. Waited till the sun shone its last beams at Panchachuli I. And took the shot. I would have been close to 11,000 feet at that moment. It was getting cold, and my hands - since I wasn't wearing gloves - were cold and shivering. But...since I had driven from Bangalore in the wrong season (7000 km roadtrip, I haven't written the travelogue yet), I wanted to make the best out of whatever little window of opportunity I got.
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