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Indian Sandgrouse

Indian Sandgrouse
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Copyright: Smitha Komath (smitha) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-21 18:49
Viewed: 1649
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
INDIAN SANDGROUSE, Pterocles exustus:
A yellowish sandy brown ground bird with a narrow black band across the breast. It is seen in dry areas through out India except North East. Frequents barren plains, , stubble fields and shuffles along the ground on its short legs feeding on weed and grass seeds supplemented by grit.
It's colour makes it difficult to spot the bird when it is sitting still. The picture portrays the bird near it's nest.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-21 21:19]

Hi Smitha,fantastic details despite the difficult location for this beautiful sandgrous,a specie not often seen on TN in a very useful post,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Smitha!
Very nice and clear shot of Sandgrouse almost from the ground level. Very good sharpness and details of its lovely plumage. It turned its head at the right moment for you. Very nice eye contact and beautiful blurry grasses in BG. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Perfect point of view.not an easy shot.


Hello Smitha,

beautiful image in all its aspects.
Resembles at european perdix perdix.
Thanks and greetings,


hallo Smitha
this is a lovely shot with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Smitha - I had captured a Sandgrouse picture in South Africa. Nice to see this India species. Excellent focus with attractive BG. I also like the way you have showed us its natural habitat. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes - Srikumar

Wow....what superb colors....amazing details, focus and sharpness.
NIKON D300 was one of my best camera. Not difficult to work with it. You catch some excellent images with this camera.
Thanks for sharing this interesting and wonderful bird.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2015-01-22 11:08]

Hi Smitha
lovely colours, great compo and very noce low pov
perfect sharpness on eye and nice bg

Hello Smitha

Very beautiful photo of the Indian Sandgrouse, with very fine POV, framing, and DOF,
very beautiful soft light and color tones, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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