|Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy)
|Date Taken: 2011-09-27|
|Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 120 IS|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-12-17 6:11|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Common Hawk Cuckoo or popularly known as the Brain-fever bird, is famous as Papiha in India. i didn't get the scope to see this bird until a week back from that day of capture. since my childhood, till then, i had an idea that Papiha was a tiny, sharp, black bird. i was very familiar with the call. it used to call frequently even after midnight, or in the early morning. at first i thought the bird might be in some problem... the tension in the tone, the eagerness, the restlessness used to haunt me. later, i got used to that. and this continuous call just after sunrise, was not that bad anymore. everyday i went to workplace with this call bidding me good-bye. and everyday i wished if i could chase this call to see the source.|
then one day. the call was toooo sharp, i rushed towards it and found a huge bird was seated on a rod on neighbour's terrace and calling at the same time. i was mesmerized! first out of shock, and then got perplexed. but before i could bring a camera it had vanished. did i say 'restless'?
and then i got this opportunity. at CMK Bird Sanctuary. thank God the bird was calmly seated over there...
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