Your Pictures: July 2012

 

Taking a look at beautiful bird photographs featured in the July 2012 showcase of photographs made by our readers across the country.

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The Golden Birds

Vedant Gupta, New Delhi
“One morning, I was taking a boat ride along the banks of river Yamuna in New Delhi. While on the boat, the boatman began feeding seagulls, which attracted a large group to come near us. I quickly made an image and got this result.”

Exposure Details
Camera: Nikon D5000
Aperture: f/5.3
Shutterspeed: 1/800sec ISO: 1250

“One morning, I was taking a boat ride along the banks of river Yamuna in New Delhi. While on the boat, the boatman began feeding seagulls, which attracted a large group to come near us. I quickly made an image and got this result.” Photograph/Vedant Gupta

“One morning, I was taking a boat ride along the banks of river Yamuna in New Delhi. While on the boat, the boatman began feeding seagulls, which attracted a large group to come near us. I quickly made an image and got this result.” Photograph/Vedant Gupta

Fight for Power

Ashok Chaudhary, Kutch
“What you see in this image is the majestic Steppe Eagle and a small Grey Shrike fighting with each other over the shrike’s nest. What I liked was the fact that the shrike did not let its size get in the way of getting its home back.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutterspeed: 1/1200sec
ISO: 1600

“What you see in this image is the majestic Steppe Eagle and a small Grey Shrike fighting with each other over the shrike’s nest. What I liked was the fact that the shrike did not let its size get in the way of getting its home back.” Photograph/Ashok Chaudhary

“What you see in this image is the majestic Steppe Eagle and a small Grey Shrike fighting with each other over the shrike’s nest. What I liked was the fact that the shrike did not let its size get in the way of getting its home back.” Photograph/Ashok Chaudhary

In Flight

Barathi Kasiraja, Puducherry
“I was in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bengaluru one morning, equipped with my camera. It was then that I spotted this pigeon trying to make a clean landing. I did not think I would be able to get the pigeon in focus, but to my pleasant surprise, it turned out that way.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Nikon D300S
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutterspeed: 1/800sec
ISO: 800

“I was in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bengaluru one morning, equipped with my camera. It was then that I spotted this pigeon trying to make a clean landing. I did not think I would be able to get the pigeon in focus, but to my pleasant surprise, it turned out that way.” Photograph/Barathi Kasiraja

“I was in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bengaluru one morning, equipped with my camera. It was then that I spotted this pigeon trying to make a clean landing. I did not think I would be able to get the pigeon in focus, but to my pleasant surprise, it turned out that way.” Photograph/Barathi Kasiraja

Air Combat

Subhash Ambawne, Pune
“One day, I saw two Black Kites lunging at each other mid air. While they may seem hostile to each other, it is most likely that these birds were just engaged in harmless roughhousing.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutterspeed: 1/5000sec
ISO: 1250

“One day, I saw two Black Kites lunging at each other mid air. While they may seem hostile to each other, it is most likely that these birds were just engaged in harmless roughhousing.” Photograph/Subhash Ambawne

“One day, I saw two Black Kites lunging at each other mid air. While they may seem hostile to each other, it is most likely that these birds were just engaged in harmless roughhousing.” Photograph/Subhash Ambawne

The King and its Prey

Dhirendra Swarup, Kanpur
“I spotted this Pied Kingfisher near a pond in search of prey. All of a sudden, I saw it diving in to the pond and next moment it was back on the perch with a fish in its beak, spinning out the water from its head and prey. I was lucky enough to catch this moment.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Nikon D80
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutterspeed: 1/500sec
ISO: 400

“I spotted this Pied Kingfisher near a pond in search of prey. All of a sudden, I saw it diving in to the pond and next moment it was back on the perch with a fish in its beak, spinning out the water from its head and prey. I was lucky enough to catch this moment.” Photograph/Dhirendra Swarup

“I spotted this Pied Kingfisher near a pond in search of prey. All of a sudden, I saw it diving in to the pond and next moment it was back on the perch with a fish in its beak, spinning out the water from its head and prey. I was lucky enough to catch this moment.” Photograph/Dhirendra Swarup

Feeding Time

Babasaheb Gaikwad, Nashik
“I was on a walk, when I saw this kingfisher sitting on a marker on the side of the road. I took a few pictures and was about to go away when I saw the bird quickly swoop downwards, catch a rat and go back to its perch. I thanked my stars for not walking away from this scene earlier.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Nikon D70s
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutterspeed: 1/500sec
ISO: 400

“I was on a walk, when I saw this kingfisher sitting on a marker on the side of the road. I took a few pictures and was about to go away when I saw the bird quickly swoop downwards, catch a rat and go back to its perch. I thanked my stars for not walking away from this scene earlier.” Photograph/Babasaheb Gaikwad

“I was on a walk, when I saw this kingfisher sitting on a marker on the side of the road. I took a few pictures and was about to go away when I saw the bird quickly swoop downwards, catch a rat and go back to its perch. I thanked my stars for not walking away from this scene earlier.” Photograph/Babasaheb Gaikwad

Standing Proud

Aditya Roy, Ahmedabad
“These Black-breasted Weaver birds weave their nests in reed beds in marshy areas and are very small in size. In this image, I captured a male Weaver bird in the process of building a nest to attract a mate.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Canon EOS 500D
Aperture: f/8
Shutterspeed: 1/200sec
ISO: 200

“These Black-breasted Weaver birds weave their nests in reed beds in marshy areas and are very small in size. In this image, I captured a male Weaver bird in the process of building a nest to attract a mate.” Photograph/Aditya Roy

“These Black-breasted Weaver birds weave their nests in reed beds in marshy areas and are very small in size. In this image, I captured a male Weaver bird in the process of building a nest to attract a mate.” Photograph/Aditya Roy

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