The Malabar Pied Hornbill in flight, the regular shot.
The Malabar Pied Hornbill in flight, the not so regular shot 🙂
The Malabar Pied Hornbill BOS (bird on a stick) , the not so regular shot 🙂
A brahmini kite fishing, the regular shot
A brahmini kite fishing, the not so regular shot
Black naped Monarch
Angry Birds ! ( Oriental white eyes )
Malabar Trogon wing flap
White bellied sea eagles
White bellied Sea Eagle on the Zuari
On 02 April I did a quick trip to Goa. For the gear that I packed, see the preceding post.
We did two trips (morning and evening ) and were rewarded with a quite a few sightings.
One of the first birdies I got was the “Clamorous reed warbler” . The boat drifted in pretty close and I struggled with the focus and missed quite a few shots.
I got the Collared Kingfisher at almost eye level.
The first shot is with the 300mm. See the clutter. We then moved the boat to the right and shot through the gap with the 600mm. The move got me a nice green background and, I had to clone out a twig poking in on the right of the frame. I waited for the birdie to move its head and come into the spotlight and then clicked.
The Stork Billed Kingfisher
Nikon D3, 600mm F4 VR + TC 17EII, ISO 640, 1/400 @F8, +1EV, SB-800 Flash +1EV with better beamer.
Wire Tailed Swallow
The Fresh water Crocodile, one mean looking guy
Osprey Taking off. I added some canvas to the right and below.
Fir this shot , I messed up the AF settings. I should have been on Dynamic AF but was on Single shot. Hence I had to keep the reticule on the birdie for it to focus. And ofcourse, I “messed up” holding the hot reticule on to the flying bird 🙂
The last pics of the evening was yet another osprey. This time I was set with the right settings. I was on Dynamic 21 point AF. The Nikon D3 faithfully tracked focus and, I got the complete series 🙂
For all the pics from this trip,Click Here