'Did-He-Do-It?' | Red-Wattled Lapwing
The Saturday Flight: Red-wattled Lapwing, with its cry 'Did-He-Do-It?'
The Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) is a lapwing or large plover , a wader in the family Charadriidae. It has characteristic loud alarm calls which are variously rendered as did he do it or pity to do it leading to colloquial names like the did-he-do-it bird. Usually seen in pairs or small groups not far from water but may form large flocks in the non-breeding season (winter).
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snunney (92506) 2014-01-04 1:49
A great capture of these birds mid-flight. Good control over depth of field, isolating them from the background. Superb rendering of the colours in the plumage.
parvatibb (1387) 2014-01-04 2:44
Great details and sharpness. By experience I know taking the photo of moving animals is a difficult task. Congrats!
Have a great WE
ourania (38928) 2014-01-04 4:26
another very successful capture of birds in flight. You framed your picture in an excellent way, your composition is well balanced and the effect of movement most appealing. Once again, sharpness is impressive and the blurry background is relaxing and comprehensive. I also appreciate the well defined natural colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
holmertz (47084) 2014-01-04 4:57
You captured these two wonderful birds very nicely. The sharpness is perfect and the narrow dof makes the surroundings pleasantly soft. The different positions of their wings give us some idea of their flying technique.
Sergiom (70578) 2014-01-04 5:43
On voit que tu as beaucoup de pratique dans ce genre de photos. Saisir des oiseaux en plein vol n'est pas chose facile. Ici, les détails sont nets, les couleurs joliment saturées et l'arrière plan dans un très beau flou.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-01-04 8:12
I´m impressed how nicely you immortalized this scene.
Just the birds and so lovely blurred background,which emphasizes the main subject of the composition.
Image with its own,unique character!
Have a nice weekend
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-04 8:20
The place from where you shot these photos is definitely a bird's paradise. Nice view of these birds in flight. I simply love the bright crimson color near its beak and eyes. They patterns on their body also look beautiful.
Nice one, thanks for sharing.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-04 10:04
Colors of the wings and the beaks so wonderfully captured, is great. Again that nice blurred background and an excellent composition.
Enjoying your bird extravaganza a lot, because, due to pollution, birds have left Kolkata long ago. Our next city-generation will know only one bird - crow.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-01-04 14:39
I enjoy this pretty photo with well captured flying birds. The DOF is excellent and the birds stand out very much from the background. Great colors and sharpness.
lousat (85018) 2014-01-04 14:54
Hi Subhendu,the bird photographers of treknature will be jealous of this pic..ehehe..a great in flight capture with special details despite the fast mouvement,great timing and exposure for a very professional result,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Indrasish (2939) 2014-01-04 20:41
Hello Subhendu Da,
Wow!! You are a masterpiece of Bird Photography.. I like the birds in flight.. Fast shutter speed worked here well.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done..
Last year January I saw these birds at Santragachi Lake (Near Howrah).. This place is perfect for Birds Photography..
Good morning and have a nice day..
jjcordier (79289) 2014-01-04 23:34
Très belle netteté sur ces oiseaux en vol et belles couleurs.
fabbs99 (17129) 2014-01-05 0:59
Another gem of a shot from you.The birds flying has been captured very sharp and crisp.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
Cricri (113593) 2014-01-05 4:35
Bravo pour cette prise des oiseaux en plein vol, netteté et couleurs bien rendu sur un bon DOF
saxo042 (37730) 2014-01-05 6:18
Beautiful birds, I can almost hear them as they fly along here. A well taken picture with all the attractive colours of these birds.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-01-06 9:48
Well capture of the flying birds, not easy to take
Like the blured BG for contrast and a creative frame to match the color od the birds
Well done, tfs
josepmarin (58087) 2014-01-08 2:44
Namaste, my friend Subhendu,
this is a difficult shot, indeed, but you have solved the handicap wonderfully, I like the quality of light and colours, and the great sharpness as well.
These two beautiful birds with their nice colours have been skilfully caught in your framing, it's a fantastic photographic work.
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (25991)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-22
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S VR-NIKKOR70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): BIRDS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-04 1:02