|Copyright: Bala Raman (kobala)
|Date Taken: 2012-12-06|
|Camera: Canon 60D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-10-31 19:43|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) is one of strongest migrant species traveling in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. When I took this photo the bird was brown in colour. But I found the photos in the internet where most of them were grey. I thought I had saturated the colour. When I referred to papers and notes, I learnt that the breeding adults have brownish upper parts whereas non-breeding plumage, the upper parts are mostly grey-brown with whitish spots. |
I found these birds in the marshy land of Mangaljodi near Chilka Lake in India. I took this photo while moving in a low lying country boat in a marshy lake. This gave me an opportunity to click the bird at shoulder to shoulder level.
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Hello Bala Raman,
Mangalajodi isn't far from Kolkata, but haven't visited yet, although several time wanted to go. Excellent picture of this Wood Sandpiper.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2016-11-01 17:34]
Your boat allowed you to sneak up on this beautiful bird while capturing it in a relaxed pose. The focus is very sharp and the warm colors are true and natural. Wonderful eye contact with a bit of catchlight visible. Nicely composed with just the right amount of exposure.
- [2016-11-02 2:22]
Nice photo of this Wood sandpiper in good sharpness, warm light and taken from an excellent low POV.
- [2016-11-02 15:14]
Hi Bala,a lovely capture of this sandpiper,the choice of the moment were decisive,the light were perfect to warm up the colors,good details and nice atmosphere too. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Very clear picture, obviously colored by a warm afternoon sun, so the colors reflect that time of day and would not be the colors of the bird in a more neutral light. Nevertheless, the distinctive features are very well shown.