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Old 2nd March 2012, 16:18   #46
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Infact I am beginning to save on a prime, a 300 with 1.4 ext along with our cropped sensors 1.6 magnification should give a reach more than 500mm which is least for birds. Need to see if Tamron or Sigma makes equivalent lens.
I thought that you already had a 300mm prime. True - it will give a good range, but i think that it also limits your flexibility that you get with a telephoto.

So if you are going to use a prime - i believe that you should have atleast 2 bodies, one with the prime and second with the telephoto

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Fantastic variety and lovely captures. Like the flameback wood pecker. Superb.
Thanks buddy! Infact, this was the only pic of the flameback that i was able to capture as it flew away in an instant. Mighty lucky that it came out good
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Old 16th April 2012, 12:48   #47
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Updating this thread after a long time. Went to Sultanpur again this weekend - though all the migratory birds have left - did get some shots of resident birds. Will be posting in some time.

Right now - some birds that i shot in front of my balcony.


Hoopoe

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Purple Sunbird

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Eurasian dove

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Green yellow footed pigeon

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Old 19th April 2012, 11:40   #48
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which one is a better framing?

Spotted bill duck in flight - was trying out the IS mode 2 meant for panning

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After landing

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The jheel has almost dried out and one can walk on land that was hitherto submerged under water. With the water - the birds are also gone. But - there are still some birds to be seen and the ablity to walk on the jheel bed gives one a unique chance of getting closer to the birds than it would have been possible earlier and I was lucky to get to watch some new birds on this visit - when others were getting frustrated because of lack of migratory birds.


I had gone to Sultanpur again this weekend on Sunday with my cousin - it was a hot afternoon when we reached Sultanpur and took entry tickets.
Yes, I went to Sultanpur in the afternoon.

Got to see some birds that i had not seen earlier in sultanpur - i wish i had my tripod with me, these birds needed to be shot with a tripod.

WE reached there around 3 ish and were out by 5.30 pm. To me it was a fun afternoon spent in the company of birds and nature.

Need help with ID of these - i dont the names of any of them. Can someone help?

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In the middle of the dired up jheel - there is a cluster of trees which is used by Egrets and Herons and painted storks.

This was the first time that i could get pretty close to the trees and shoot the herons and egrets up close (relatively)

Grey Heron and Egrets
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Parakeet
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Black drongo - interesting setting
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Black tailed godwit
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Spoonbills in flight
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It was hot and the birds seemed to be enjoying foraging and also wading in water.

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White Wagtail - these little birds come all the way from Siberia
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Black Winged Stilt
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Black Tailed Godwit
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Black Winged Stilt - all made up and ready to party
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Grey Heron - lone sentry
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Lesser whistling Teal
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Lesser whistling Teal - flight
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Grey Heron
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Grey Heron - calling out
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Grey Heron - eyes shut. Too much sun?
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Grey Heron - Jaadoo ki jhappi
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Last set. Would appreciate if someone can help with names
I know the common greenshank, but not the other one.

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Kabootar - taking a bath. with reflection - from Tau devilal bio diversity park

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Little Green bee eater - from Tau devilal bio diversity park

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It is the Spotted Redshank

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Need help with ID of these - i dont the names of any of them. Can someone help?

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Time to dust up an old thread. With monsoons - the birding trip have started again. Hopefully this thread should be seeing regular updates now..

I have been to Basai a couple of time in the past weeks, posting some pics here from those trips. Sultanpur is closed till Sept 16th - eagerly waiting for it to open again.

Some sunbird - not sure if it is purple sunbird
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Little green bee-eater
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Some raptor - not sure which
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Black winged stilt
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Red shank?
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What are the chances of sighting migratory birds in the first week of March? Planning to visit next week
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What are the chances of sighting migratory birds in the first week of March? Planning to visit next week
Well by the end of Feb - most of the migratory birds start leaving, however - it might be different this time around due to the low temperatures still. Cant really say as i have not gone to Sultanpur for a pretty long time now.

If you go there - pls do update on the status of birds found.
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While it is true, but the recent late rains that brought down the temperatures have delayed the return.

In the 1st week of March still quite lot could be found.

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Well by the end of Feb - most of the migratory birds start leaving, however - it might be different this time around due to the low temperatures still. Cant really say as i have not gone to Sultanpur for a pretty long time now.

If you go there - pls do update on the status of birds found.
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What a lovely thread with refreshing pix. Just what you need to sneak "out" from the office virtually.

Sach.sri - few questions:
1. Do you store raw and then process to get jpeg, or do you use out of camera jpeg?
2. If you you out of camera jpeg, have you observed any differences in quality of the crops when you change the jpeg setting from normal to fine and/or superfine?
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What a lovely thread with refreshing pix. Just what you need to sneak "out" from the office virtually.

Sach.sri - few questions:
1. Do you store raw and then process to get jpeg, or do you use out of camera jpeg?
2. If you you out of camera jpeg, have you observed any differences in quality of the crops when you change the jpeg setting from normal to fine and/or superfine?

Thanks Alpha.

On the shooting format - it largely depends on my mood. I sometime use RAW and sometimes JPEG. Largely due to the fact that we dont have any good software in which you can browse raw pics and this makes selecting the ones that you want to keep quite time consuming.

Also, to me RAW does not offer any significant advantages as i dont know how to twaek the pics in PS. I largely only manipulate contrast/brightness and this can be done also with JPEG

I always use the highest quality available when shooting JPEG which in my camera is "L" so dont know about crop differences.
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