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Bibhav Behera
28-01-2015, 09:02 AM
A Pallid Harrier (female) with a grasshopper catch from the Nrityagrama grasslands in Hesarghatta. The original lake bed has transformed into an amazing waterfowl habitat with species like Northern Pintails, Northern Shovellers, Bar Headed Geese, Black winged stilts, grebes and cormorants to name a few. The harriers are now seen frequently in a nearby grassland.

Canon EOS 7D, 420mm
SS 1/1600
ISO 400
Cropped image. Comments and critiques welcome.

Roopak Gangadharan
28-01-2015, 11:01 AM
nice pose. light seems good.


Sabyasachi Patra
28-01-2015, 02:33 PM
Good to know about the harriers visiting hessarghatta. Haven't been there for years. Nice pose here. Contrast seems to be a bit higher which deepens the red. Thanks for sharing.

Sucheth Lingachar
29-01-2015, 04:23 PM
Nice to get these guys perched.... lovely light and beautiful image.....
is it cropped or full frame....?

Bibhav Behera
29-01-2015, 04:48 PM
Hi Sucheth,
This is a cropped image. 30% crop

Mrudul Godbole
30-01-2015, 11:59 AM
Nice perch. The raised wings look nice. Good to know lot of birds are visiting the place. Is the cattle grazing reduced? Also I had seen lot of trolleys carrying the mud, is that stopped or still continuing? Thanks for sharing.

Bibhav Behera
30-01-2015, 02:31 PM
All those activities were in the lake area which is currently underwater. So that solved a lot of the mud issues. Cattle do still graze around the lakeside.

I have not seen cattle in the new grasslands yet.