This picture won me the first prize in DJMPC awards 2014.
When birds have to fly to a warmer climate in winter, they flock together and start their journey as a group. The success of the journey depends on the group: if an individual bird does not join the group, it cannot reach the destination on its own. Birds fly in a particular formation, with an appropriate space between them as they fly. If they fly too close to each other,
Lesser Flamingo with its teens
1. Shoot on a tripod 2. Shoot vertical 3.Switch white balance to cloud and not auto. Your white balance will change from frame to frame if kept in auto 4. Press half shutter too note your shutter and f speed. instead of auto set up ur settings to this exposure 5. Do autofocus on your first frame and then switch to manual so it does not change any more 6.
Amongst the heaviest birds, it is on the brink of extinction, being critically endangered by hunting and loss of habitat. It finds mention in history books as a delicacy from time of Babur and it was a top gaming bird during the British rule. Tribal Bhils are claimed to have used a technique for trapping females that involves setting twigs on fire around the nest containing an egg or chick. The female
The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times. SHot at Okhla Bird Sanctuary in New Delhi
The baya is like a wild sparrow but yellow. Both males and females are polygamous. Males build many partial nests and begin courting females. The male finishes the nest to completion only after finding a mate. The female lays about 2 to 4 white eggs and incubates them for about 14–17 days. Males may sometimes assist in feeding the chicks. The chicks leave the nest after about 17 days. After
Pelicans enjoying a chit chat. Shot at Lake Nakuru, Kenya using Canon 5D markIi with Canon 600f4
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