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Old 3rd November 2009, 12:20   #361
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This vulture was in a zoo and caged!!!!
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Oh... the feathered kind!!! I came in thinking....well...
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Owl at San Jose International Airport.
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This vulture was in a zoo and caged!!!!
It always saddens me to see these majestic birds in a cage, and in keeping with the theme, here are a few pics of kites and a vulture.
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Old 3rd November 2009, 13:31   #365
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And Deky shot it on the other side of Everest, in Tibet. Congrats Deky.

One more ordinary bird from my side.
Try to sharpen a little more.

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Two old ones from my side:

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Excellent shot!!! A little over exposed on shoulders though.

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Shot from my flats balcony.
I liked the compo here, But you need steady hands/Tripod.

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These were taken at the Alipur Zoo at Kolkata. The squalid conditions the birds stay in was more of my concern then.
Agreed. I liked the stork. If you wanna shoot these fellas in natural habitat, Bharathpur is the place. I wonder how those pelicans are nesting in Zoo.

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Here are mine

i agree Photos of birds with eggs in their nest and with chicks should be avoided as birds are sensitive and they may abandon their nest. as most nest are build in most camouflaged way, to take a photograph few people may disturb the leaves, branch offering the protection and this may expose the nest to predators.
A green Bee Eater. Damn, these fellas always sits on Electric/Telephone wires. Here is one of mine (A lil over sharpened, Fell too lazy to work on this again)

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A proud Eagle...
That's a Brahminy Kite, not an Eagle. Eagles are Much bigger than kites. And Kites are scavengers. See the Difference below. First one is a Kite and Second one is a Twany Eagle. Look at the Beaks and legs, Eagles are much stronger and normally are "Birds Of Prey"

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Here are a few from my end.
Those are pairs of "Scaly Breasted Munias" Cute little birds, and one of the favorite for Poachers. You can find these birds in pet shops. We have some unbelievably beautiful Munias in India. Google "Red Avadavat" (One of my wish list) and see whats coming up. You can find them on our country side.

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The first Peegin I ever shot....err.. with a camera !!
Good shot, try some natural perches next time around.

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some pics from me.


I couldn't get the lighting on this pelican right. ended up doing a lot of post processing.
This is one of most challenging problem when it comes to Birding.

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I havent really seriously started shooting birds....but its one area in photography I would love to explore!
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Excellent shot!!!!

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From Venice beach, LA
A little elevated angle.

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This vulture was in a zoo and caged!!!!
See how sad it is. These birds (Indian Long Billed Vulture) are nearing Extinction :-( can you believe, these birds are as important as Tigers when it comes to wildlife act. Most of them are wiped out due to Kidney failure. Thanks to pesticides, Due to to which their egg shells became so soft (Like soft Skin) and it never hatches. They feed on cattle carcass on our countryside, and they had the fate like this. Pesticides---->Grass--->Cattle----->Vultures. You can see some surviving examples in Ramanagara between Mysore and Bangalore.

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Oh... the feathered kind!!! I came in thinking....well...
You Dirty Mind

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Owl at San Jose International Airport.
That Owl is "Tagged" (Look at the leg) so happy to see these guys are serious about their wildlife.

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It always saddens me to see these majestic birds in a cage, and in keeping with the theme, here are a few pics of kites and a vulture
I like the First shot. You can Re-Work on exposure, just open it in PS and reduce the exposure.

Keep it rolling Guys, when we started this thread, i never thought such a huge response.

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Here are some i took earlier this yr on D90+55-200mmVR. All taken in Auto mode since i was teaching my friend how to handhold a DSLR properly and use it.
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Parrot feeding babies
Good shots Tanveer. The second one is lil overexposed, or may be my monitor. BTW, they are not Parrots, as a matter of fact, we do not have Parrots in India. They are "Parakeets" To be precise "Rose Ringed Parakeets"

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Here are some i took earlier this yr on D90+55-200mmVR. All taken in Auto mode since i was teaching my friend how to handhold a DSLR properly and use it.
Try using Aperture Priority when u shoot Birds.

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Thanks for the correction!
Here is another shot. I think exposure here is better
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OR fallow or whatever. I am really bad at naming birds!
The love Sugar and Biscuits!!
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I like the First shot. You can Re-Work on exposure, just open it in PS and reduce the exposure.
Thanks Sree - unfortunately I am a certified idiot when it comes to Photoshop, and the best I can do is use the edit function in Picasa. Would you please do the needful and display the result?

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Wow. Nice pictures everybody! Totally missed this thread.
Some from my collection:

Comman Blue Kingfisher
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Barred Button Quail Pair
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Indian Roller
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Green Bee Eater Pair
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A Rufus Treepie from ranthambhore NP.
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Lovely stuff redrage!

@sree
Thanks for that

I have special fascination for humming birds! A couple from my 70-200 f 2.8. Damn the jpeg compression!

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Thanks for the correction!
Here is another shot. I think exposure here is better
Much Better!!!

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OR fallow or whatever. I am really bad at naming birds!
The love Sugar and Biscuits!!
Yes they are Hose Sparrows

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Thanks Sree - unfortunately I am a certified idiot when it comes to Photoshop, and the best I can do is use the edit function in Picasa. Would you please do the needful and display the result?

Thanks again.
Here we Go. First one is your version and second is mine. When u r in the field, Remember one this "We Can't Control Them" So make a point that its never "over exposed". Over exposure means Data Lose in highlighted areas. So we will not be able to recover it during the PP. Under exposed is still ok. We can recover the exposure up to one stop During PP (Post Processing). You should always use exposure compensation, and change it according to subject. If you are shooting white bird, underexpose it. If you are shooting Black, Over expose it to get the details. Now, what if you are shooting a Black and white bird . Well, find out the "G-Spot" of your lens. And forget about Digital blending or HDR, it will not work for Birds. I always set my Display to "Highlight" so i know if my image is burned as soon as i take it. If its burned i will take one more ASAP. Remember you may not get it again.

In your picture, I reduced the brightness, did a touch-up with Burn Tool, Cloned out a little distraction on left side and a lil bit of Sharpening.

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Wow. Nice pictures everybody! Totally missed this thread.
Some from my collection:
Excellent shots!!! My favorite is Roller

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A Rufus Treepie from ranthambhore NP.
Good shot apart from a lil tail cut.

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Lovely stuff redrage!

@sree
Thanks for that

I have special fascination for humming birds! A couple from my 70-200 f 2.8. Damn the jpeg compression!
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TG.
Excellent shots TG, try RAW when u shoot Birdies. Deatils mattres.
We don't have these lil fellas here

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