Malabar Pied Hornbill- Dust Bath
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The Malabar Pied Hornbill is a common resident breeder in tropical and subtropical Asia from India east to Borneo. Its habitat is evergreen and moist deciduous forests, often near human settlements.
I saw this event at Dandeli , which is a small town in western ghats of India. The local guide was telling us that these birds come to a certain place for mud bath and we visited that place , after patiently waiting for couple of hours , we were privileged to witness this event and capture some decent shots, this is one of them.
I used spot metering to take the reading on the white dust so that i could get this effect. I hope you ppl will like this
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- [2014-02-21 2:56]
What a shot, very, very funny. So well seen and shown with skill. Lovely and interesting!
Hello to your kind wife too.
I missed some of your photos.....I was very busy in the last months....As I see you post a splendid photo with perfect focus and lovely colors. Excellent capture with fantastic sharp details of the birds and dust.
Thanks for sharing!
What a privilege to witness such an unusual occasion.
The register is OUTSTANDING!!!
Thanks for sharing it with the TN world.
- [2014-02-21 11:43]
Hi Goutham,a great spectacle very rare to watch,you were lucly to be there in this moment.And you caught very well this opportunity despite the distance and the difficult location,i thought to watch a battle before reading your note...ehhee....Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Beautiful picture.Nice light and details.I like spinning round dust against warm sunlight.Nice scene of Dust bath.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Excellent photo. I like the way you explain how you got it: asking a local guide, waiting patiently, and then working out the best technique to use. Not often do we see these sort of details, so we can learn from your experience.