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Thirsty Bird

Thirsty Bird
Photo Information
Copyright: Nilesh Bhange (indianeye) (71)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-27
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-06 2:46
Viewed: 3603
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was busy while taking images of small streams at Paptalpani waterfall in Indore,India. It was around 5 pm. This thirsty bird came there tempting me to capture him by affording nice poses. The bird was slightly upside than my standing position & I grabbed this opportunity for capturing low angle shot by just slightly bending down :)

Red-wattled Lapwings are large waders, about 35cm long (somewhat larger than a Rock Pigeon, with longer legs). The wings and back are light brown with a purple sheen, but head and chest and front part of neck are black. Prominently white patch runs between these two colours, from belly and tail, flanking the neck to the sides of crown. Short tail is tipped black. A red fleshy wattle in front of each eye, black-tipped red bill, and the long legs are yellow. In flight, prominent white wing bars formed by the white on the secondary coverts.

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Hi Nilesh

Good photo of this bird. Great colors. You've also captured good detail and a nice blurred background. Great shot and TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-06 6:05]

Hello Nilesh,
Welcome to TN!
A fine shot of a Red-wattled Plover, taken from a nice low POV with excellent sharpness and lighting.
Here on TN we like to read a note to describe a little about the subject and something about how you took it.
Thanks and best regards,

Hi there,
Congratulations on taking such a nice photo! Good view point, composition and the colours are great!
Thank you for sharing

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-11-06 7:19]

Hello Nilesh
Nice scene, wonderful colors and great details

hello Nilesh and welcome to TN!
very good start with one of exceptional output in colours and nice details photo,try to write some notes...(from where and how...)
keep on photographing! TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-06 11:30]

Hello Nilesh,
Also from me a warm welcome to TN.
What a fantastic start here. The photo is superb. The low point of view, great sharpness and details, beautiful natural and clear colours and fabulous composition and depth of field make this to a very good quality photo. Thanks and I hope to see a lot more of this beauties. I only miss a note.
Have a good weekend,

Really attractive picture of a Red-wattled Lapwing in the most natural surroundings, Nilesh.
Welcome to TN!
Looking forward to your forthcoming work.

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