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hardly believable!

hardly believable!
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-15 5:07
Viewed: 2230
Points: 8
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i took this photograph on yesterday. in Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary.
here in this photograph you can see two Drongos and one Blue-throated Barbet! this particular dead coconut tree is the nest of Alexander Parakeets. they have got holes in it. so before leaving, as usual, i went there in search Parakeets.. but what i saw was simply unbelievable! Drongos are common. fine. two Drongos at a place. that's new. but a Blue-throated Barbet, which people here worship to get a glimpse of... and that with two Drongos????! ...i could realize that i was going to feel extremely satisfied at the end of the day :)

the story that i had discovered then was as fabulous as the event. i never knew that Barbets were so scared of Drongos. this photograph, apparently may look like a party was going on, but not so. when i first saw this Barbet over there, it was quite below. and one Drongo was seated at the top looking seriously at the Barbet. the Barbet slowly started climbing up. it wanted to go to the top for some reason. but that Drongo was very stubborn and skeptical. the Barbet still kept on climbing and then this other Drongo had joined them. i found the Barbet a bit confused and little scared. it was hesitating. as if waiting for the Drongos to leave that place or kindly allow it to go to the top. i had also waited with them. to see the end. and end was, the Drongos were very determined and had no intention to leave the war-front , but after waiting for some time, the Barbet was bound to leave... as did i... poor bird!

well, the tree was at quite far, on the other side of a water-body and the sunlight was too harsh. i tried my best within my limited capacity, but the photograph as a 'photograph' couldn't gain my satisfaction. sorry for the poor resolution and poor sharpness. otherwise, am happy as a 'nature-lover'.

and happy to share too :)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-15 5:30]

Hello Ruby,
Nice photo for the circumstances. Indeed, you were very lucky so get these birds in one photo. Right place, right time. The sharpness is not bad at all. Fine natural colours.

Nice three-in-one scenario in this long-shot image, Ruby.
The picture has its own appeal, showcasing harmony in nature.
The Barbet looks beautiful even from a distance.

Straight up in the middle would normally not work but the off colour bird changes the ballgame. Excellent choice of subjects. Certainly different from the normal of TN. I like it!

Love your excitement in the description! Glad you posted this, great story and useful explanation.

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