• © Nayan V. Khanolkar

duetting sarus, Grus antigone

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DUETTING SARUS: © Nayan V. Khanolkar
For three consecutive days I tried photographing these birds from
early morning to late evening but could not get a satisfactory picture
of the displaying pair due to overcast conditions and limited display
activity. On fourth day, luckily, the overhanging clouds parted just in time allowing
a broad beam of light illuminate the displaying pair, and also
enabled me to set required shutter speed to freeze the action.
The original picture is slightly tilted to left because as I was
hurriedly adjusting my equipment, at the precise moment of taking
picture I accidentally stepped on a submerged Prosopis sapling. 5-6
thorns of it sunk deep in my flesh. The resultant reflex tilted the
lens and camera though fortunately it did not spoil the image.

PLACE: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India.

CAMERA: Nikon F5, LENS : 500mm Nikkor, FILM: Fuji Velvia, EXPOSURE:
1/125 @ f(4).

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  1. RiesenFotos 62 months ago | reply

    One word only: Excellent!

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  4. Renata BC - away 62 months ago | reply

    Fantastic capture!

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  5. marilo08 62 months ago | reply

    Bellísima!!

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  9. Joan Sabaté 61 months ago | reply

    Excellent capture, gret shot, timming ang light.
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  11. prkarnik 51 months ago | reply

    I have really no word to describe the mesmerising pic.
    Efforts you have mentioned are stupendous.
    Just to say 'I have become your fan'.

    Cheers - always

  12. Hari.narayan 50 months ago | reply

    Love the colour.

  13. hell_rider [Away] 43 months ago | reply

    Stunning wildlife capture. The four day wait and perseverance is definitely worth it. Ultimately I think thats what helps capture these beautiful brilliant moments. Many of us (well, at least myself) just lack the patience to stick on, and wait for the perfect moment.

    My compliments on a job excellently done.

  14. kDeeGrapher 13 months ago | reply

    This one is gr8!!!

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