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Target acquired…locked…and…

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Nov 08 2013

 

 

It is always the element of surprise that makes wildlife photography thrilling. Like this sequence of a Montagu’s Harrier trying to find breakfast on a warm October morning at Tal Chapar.

Montagu's Harrier - Seems like breakfast is served

Montagu’s Harrier – Seems like breakfast is served

Montagu's Harrier - Double checking on target

Montagu’s Harrier – Double checking on target

Montagu's Harrier - Well, doesn't look interesting from up-close

Montagu’s Harrier – Well, doesn’t look interesting from up-close

Montagu's Harrier - Off to find another meal

Montagu’s Harrier – Off to find another meal…

Can you guess how long this whole sequence would’ve lasted?

 

Harriers are winter migrants to the Indian subcontinent and are among the most graceful birds in a grassland. These birds of prey can be seen gliding gently a few metres above the ground scanning for prey. They are, in fact, so slow at times that it seems they would land on the ground soon. When they locate prey, they can be really quick in hunting it down.

  1. Sheila Castelino 

    As always, lovely story telling pics, with short crisp notes. Loved the sequence. Hmmmm as to the time, I am guessing not more than 20 secs.

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