Elegant Pose of a Rose-Ringed Parakeet in Keoladeo National Park (formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary), Rajasthan, India.
Facts from Wiki
The rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the ring-necked parakeet, is a gregarious tropical Afro-Asian parakeet species that has an extremely large range.
Story Behind the Photo
Rose-ringed parakeets are probably the most ignored birds after Jungle Babblers in Keoladeo National Park. Probably because they are not rare?! I don’t know.
These birds are phenomenally beautiful! Their beautiful plumage is a pleasure to watch as they fly. I have made so many photographs of them in flight. One of my most favourite of all has done it to my post processing eBook too.
As many of you might know, I rarely ignore any bird! I am more interested in producing beautiful photographs of the birds than making photographs of rare species.
That day was a lucky day. I noticed some parakeets playing on a bald tree and the light was fantastic. Cycle rickshaw driver too, who is fond of rare species, stopped that day! I spent good several minutes as there were around 4 to 5 parakeets playing around on this bald tree.
After few minutes this parakeet in the photograph came by and sat on the branch next to two other parakeets I was photographing. What I saw through my viewfinder that moment was a delightful pose of this beautiful bird.
I was stunned by its fabulous spread of tail feathers and the elegant pose. I knew what I got even before I saw it on the LCD monitor. The plumage was amazingly lit by the morning sun light and the colors were out of this world.
Body: Nikon D750
Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR
Focal Length: 600mm
Aperture (f-stop): f/6.3 (Because I was photographing flock of birds I stopped it down a bit)
Shutter Speed: 1/1600 sec
ISO Sensitivity: ISO-400
Exposure Compensation: 0 step
Metering Mode: Pattern
Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority
Be watchful and prepared. You never know when you will be presented with an opportunity to make some unique photographs.
Read my photo story about Keoladeo National Park (formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary).
This is my first photo to reach well over 2000 +1s and 250+ shares on my Google+ page 🙂
I hope you enjoyed today’s Photo Story. Have a Great Day Ahead!