June 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Bird Watching

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Title: Food
Location: Shoreline Lake, Mountain View, CA
Date: June 28, 2010
(Canon EOS 40D camera, Canon 75-300mm lens @ 300mm focal length, f/7.1 aperture, 1/1600 sec shutter speed and 400 ISO. Post processing: cropped slightly and increased contrast)

P.S.: From Monday (June 28th), I have started the series “Bird Watching” on my photoblog. I will post every MWF for next few weeks. I am new at bird watching and hence, don’t know most of the bird species. I will be grateful if you can help me out.

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16 responses:

Indian Homemaker said...

OMG!! That's an amazing picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Richa said...

Thanks IHM! I thought you would like it! Hope you will check the photoblog for more bird watching pic. I am going back again today, am trying to find burrow owl that supposed to be nesting during this time of year. Hope I will find them :)

gopal_78 said...

Thats a brilliant shot richa.......Will look forward to more beautiful captures........Even i have very little knowledge with regards to bird speciies and families, so cant help you in this regard!!!!!All the best with Bird watching and for some great captures......cheers

Shail said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful pic. I wonder if we crossed each other while you went to take this picture. Hmmm since it has been taken on 28th of June, it is not likely. I managed to click a few of these birds, same location, but none in action or as spectacular! Besides my camera is not as good too.

Richa said...

Thanks Gopu! Do check the photoblog (Aperture). Hopefully you will like the rest of them too. :)

I know this one at least its a Roseate Tern (I think).

Shail said...

BTW this bird is 'Arctic Tern'.

Richa said...

I was just replying back to you and got the second comment. Are you sure it's Arctic Tern and not Roseate Tern? I am just doing some online searching for various birds and thought it looked like a Roseate tern, but I can be wrong...

Cool, so you also live in bay area? I have been visiting Shoreline lake almost daily for past week or so. May be we did cross path at some point. Have been trying out my less-used lens that I have neglected for years now and discovered the joy of bird watching...

Neha said...

Awesome pic!! Oh, I have been to Shoreline lake before one time, though did not see any birds .. Will keep my eye specifically open the next time i go !

Shail said...

After posting the comment I realised I was wrong. I thought it could be the common tern. I am not an expert by any stretch of imagination. :) Its just that I saw them a lot during my walks at the trail.
I don't stay there, but was on a visit. That's why I said if 28th then surely not likely to have crossed your path as I was on my way back then. :)

Titaxy said...

Brilliant shot!

Richa said...

Well, am bird watcher in training so can be completely wrong too. Its addictive though. :)

Hope you had fun in bay area while you were here!

Richa said...

You did? did you walk around the trail or were only at the restaurant side? Shoreline lake has a 10 mile trail that is quite beautiful and has a wide array of birds. You should try it out sometime. :)

Richa said...

Thanks Titaxy!

viswajith.k.n said...

freaking good take!

Richa said...

Thanks Viswajith!

viswajith.k.n said...

freaking good take!

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