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MY IMAGE ON THE COVER | by Masood Hussain
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MY IMAGE ON THE COVER

Now this is one announcement which makes my chest swell with pride!!!! :-)

    

FRIENDS, ROMANS & COUNTRYMEN!!!!

    

MY IMAGE MAKES IT TO THE COVER OF SMART PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE, AUG 2012 ISSUE !!!!

    

I'm still pinching myself to make sure its not a dream :-).

    

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH:

It was a hot summer morning. I had just finished a nice birding session. My water bottle went empty and I was feeling extremely thirsty. I decided to pack up. Kept the camera on my lap and started to drive back. On the way back I spotted this Kingfisher and drove past it. I didn’t want to stop as I was dead tired & thirsty.

    

After driving about 200 meters from that spot I don’t know what prompted me to turn around. I decided to spend some time with the bird. I closed in on it and started to shoot. I wanted to capture it in flight and was waiting for it to take off. It suddenly dived, picked up this crab and came back to where it was initially perched and started to enjoy it's meal. I did not let it go out of my frame at any time during this breathtaking event.

    

This was the best shot I got that day. Five months later, that image makes it to the cover of SMART PHOTOGRAPHY magazine.

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Uploaded on August 1, 2012