Diwali this time was in Haridwar. Stayed at an apartment complex named "Jurs Country". Its just before Jwalapur on Delhi Haridwar road. Pretty large complex & mostly carved out on farmland.
Behind this complex , farmlands & orchards are still there. Explored the area early morning & pleasantly surprised to find so many birds. Bulbuls, White Eye, Bablers, Treepie , Prinias ,Common Iora, Indian Cuckoo, Drongos & this Flameback. Even sighted a Neelgai. All in a Morning Walk..
We were busy trying to capture a Treepie & suddenly saw a burst of colors & soon realized it was a Flameback. It was perched far & appeared really tiny in the frame. Would have tried for almost half an hour to get close, but without success. Bird would disappear in foliage.
Disappointed, decided to move out of this place. But, as soon as moved out of place, got a glimpse of same bird perched openly & bathing in morning sunlight on large mango trunk. Got just enough time to have a clear shot before it moved behind the trunk, pecking the tree, finding food. Other shots got blurred due to lower shutter speed. Camera was pushed to highest ISO under given light situation.
It was fun & excitement getting this single frame..
Hope you like & enjoy it..
EXIF : Canon 550D, Tamron 100-400mm, FL 400mm, f/11, Tv: 1/200, ISO :3200, Full Frame, PP in LR 5.7
Regards/ Anil Kumar Verma