I shoot it at the end of January, 2011 when I traveled in Benaras. It was winter season, cold and foggy weather, so the atmosphere was not clear actually not visible. We took a boat to shoot these migratory birds. They were searching foods and flying surrounded over the boats.
They are special type of migratory birds with over 100 known species and two prominent species including Gulls and Buntings have been coming to the city in the winter season for a long time now. They use the Ganga and its surroundings in the city as wintering ground and return to their original habitat after completing a long flight from cold regions near North Pole covering countries like Russia and China for autumn migration.
I got opportunity to shoot the beautiful moment.
all the best,
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pajaran (66308) 2014-09-01 9:53
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa jatom ptica.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown.
Good work, nice captured moment with a flock of birds.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best in the new week, which has begun, good luck.
jhm (160881) 2014-09-01 9:57
Seagulls are very aggressive also here at the Belgian coast.
The ice crèmes of children and other eat in the hand becomes through seagulls stolen.
A very big picture with a little bit grain between the birds and the fishermen.
Nice combination with boats and the birds.
Very well composition, excellent captured.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
imageme (1790) 2014-09-01 10:46
Hi Swapan Roy, You are lucky enough to get all these birds in flight in one frame. The foggy weather does add to the interest. The cool and foggy tones is very pleasant and normal for the January. Great winter mood with lot of movement. 2 points for sure. Thank for sharing
Noel_Byrne (33724) 2014-09-01 11:27
Another magical post, the birds have created such a surreal mood here. It almost seems as if they are creating a natural tunnel for the little boat, and they are also creating such a sense of drama, movement and hustle, while being positioned in the middle of a view so calm and content, a most unexpected contrast. The colors and tones are beautiful, soft and silky, while the fog adds another mysterious element. Really nicely captured with not a single element here in blur.
Thanks as always
williewhistler (16496) 2014-09-01 13:15
Hello Swapan Roy,
the birds flocking around the boats and the people in them are beautifully pin sharp and in focus against a blurred BG giving the shot lots of drama and a fine sense of depth.
A fine shot.
jmdias (69212) 2014-09-01 17:08
the scenery and the scene are fantastic. it is a pity something occurred with the image, grainy and with distortions. made a trouble with the transference of even a not good PP.
Cricri (126690) 2014-09-01 23:24
Fantastique scène du vol des oiseaux si près des barques et personnes, netteté et prise des oiseaux en plein vol, j'aime fond voiler, une très belle réalisation
snunney (107443) 2014-09-02 3:00
An image full of dynamism giving full rein to this veritable throng of birds. Very well exposed with superb light and colours. I lie very much the misty wintry atmosphere.
ikeharel (79149) 2014-09-02 3:34
The view of the marvelous many birds, waiting for some leftovers, Swapan, is dominating the scene, while the BG is a bit on mist.
Can only imagine the noise of the birds squawk.
berek (50508) 2014-09-02 8:00
I really like the movement in this picture. very nice pastel colors. successful composition. birds flying in the air looks amazing.
COSTANTINO (70182) 2014-09-08 10:34
Hello my dear friend
wonderful execution of your inspiration
in my opinion is one of your best
full of feelings and delicacy
I liked your description about
the timing of taking this shot
it was winter season cold and foggy
weather so the atmosphere was not clear
actually not visible
I liked very much the flying birds
flying over the boats
have a nice time
Miguel82 (27752) 2014-09-21 6:35
Many birds around the pirogues navigating on the Ganges river in Varanasi, this is a brillant panoramic shot Swapan
ourania (51103) 2014-10-11 8:23
you captured the fleeting scene in a very effective way achieving a superb impression of movement, enhanced by the tight frame. The boats and their crews provide interesting reference and I like how the backdrop is filled by the picturesque town. The water has a fine liquid texture and looks like painted. The birds offer a mesmerizing spectacle, the colours look as filtred through the mist. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
npecanhuk (78903) 2014-11-07 3:30
You were at the right place, at the right time and did such an excellent photo job!
Special regards to the sharp fg, blurred bg, soft colors and, of course, superb composition in that horizontal format!
TFS - congrats,