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Indian Roller



Indian Roller at Tadoba

Indian Roller at Tadoba
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Jaw Dropping
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Exceptional Contrast
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Superior Skill
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Magnificent Capture
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mountainman70 PRO+
 
mountainman70 January 12, 2014
congrats on the award - fabulous detail and clarity - excellent work
birdlover54
 
birdlover54 February 16, 2014
Congrats! Beautiful capture, composition and wonderful colors!
Roach1969
 
Roach1969 October 13, 2015
Awesome capture, fab shot. Thank you for entering my challenge :D
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography November 10, 2015
like it!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Took this photo during a safari at Tadoba Andheri National Park in Maharashtra, India.
Time
It was about 6.00 AM in the morning, We were taking a safari at Tadoba Andheri National Park in Maharashtra, India and naturally is looking for Tigers. It has rained the previous night, so chances of sighting a Tiger got fewer as rain creates small water holes which quenches the thirst of the Tigers and they do not move much unless they are too hungry. We had to stop for a couple of minutes at one of the inside entry check posts where our guide and driver went to enter details of the vehicle etc in the prescribed register of Forest Department. Suddenly, I noticed this Indian Roller on my right sitting on top of bamboo perch. Luckily the light was favourable and I took a couple of shots. This one came out to be the best among those.
Lighting
As it was early in the morning, the light was sufficient but curved which can be noticed from the back of the head of the Roller. Tried to get a right exposure of the bird from its back with balance of exposure in the rest of its body
Equipment
At that time I used a Nikon D5000 with Sigma 70-300 zoom lens
Inspiration
The contrast of colors of this beautiful bird had always attracted me and the details around its neck also .
Editing
Enhanced the Brightness Contrast alongwith Saturation to a little extent.
In my camera bag
Nikon D7000, Nikon D90, Nikkor 300mm F4, Nikon 1.4 TC, Tokina 11-16 2.8, Tokina 90mm 2.8 Macro, Nikkor 18-55 Kit lens, Nikkor 50mm 1.8, a Vanguard Tripod and a Manfroto Monopod with a Digitek External Flash
Feedback
Just go by your instinct. Look for the light first, position yourself accordingly. Wait for the right moment and off course move slowly. Any hurried movement can distract the birds.

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