Day #13: It’s Not Always About Rare Species!

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Best Nature and Bird Photos. Rose-Ringed Parakeet displaying all its color in soft Sunlight in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan. Best bird sanctuary in India. Nature, Wildlife, Bird, and Landscape Photography by Prathap.

The Photo

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.

Technical Information

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

Quick Tip

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).

More Info

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!

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8 Responses to Day #13: It’s Not Always About Rare Species!

  1. Surya March 11, 2015 at 8:59 am #

    Beautiful picture. Thank you

  2. Chasity March 12, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    I think I will read the beginners book for photographing birds. Great picture, beautiful bird, good job!

  3. Sr.Rosette March 12, 2015 at 9:32 am #

    love nature,love the AUTHOR of nature and may U be blessed

    • Prathap March 12, 2015 at 11:09 am #

      Thank you for the best wishes Sr. Rosette.

  4. Carolyn Nagel March 17, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

    Prathap, it just takes my breath away. Colors are magnificent, rare or not.

    Week before last I left a post on the US photos and attempted to leave another on the second photo, but it was not accept, said it looked like I had already posted. Do you know why? So pleased to see you were in our country and photographing one of our favorite spots, Lake Superior. Carolyn

    • Prathap March 18, 2015 at 11:01 pm #

      Hi Carolyn, Thank you for your appreciation. We were having plans to visit Lake Superior again for a week, but it didn’t happen then. Hopefully, we get a chance to visit again in the near future.

      I did receive a comment on Lake Superior photo and Great Egret photo. I replied to your comments too 🙂 I am not sure if there is any issue in posting more than one comment for the same post. If you face this issue again, please do let me know and I will take care of it. Thanks again!

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