We are off to a very good start with our 1st birding session in the Great Rann of Kutch with the sighting of our primary target species - European Nightjar.. It's indeed amazing to see these cryptic birds traveling all way from European countries and settling in the West Indian state "Gujarat" for just about a period of 20-25 days in September until the 1st week of October and then start their journey onwards to their wintering grounds in Africa.
We are here to see 8 passage migrant species in the Great Rann of Kutch and happy to see 6 of them just in 1 session of 3 hours with couple of them photographed very well.
So, the next 2 days would be dedicated for doing our sightings even better and photographing them thoroughly and whatever adds to it would be the bonus.
Hummingbird Dance…this little bird enjoys our trumpet vine blooms as we sit outside and watch his comings and goings. The cinemagraph seems to catch his motion better than any single image.
What do you think: single image or multiple images animated?
For those interested in the details, this series of images was shot in the shade, so the ISO was pumped up to 5000. I was using my Sony A7R3 with the 100-400mm G Master lens zoomed to 330mm. The exposure was 1/1250-second at f/5.6.
Female Northern Cardinal - In love with the @NikonUSA AF-S #NIKKOR 300mm f/4 PF VR. So lightweight and super sharp. It’s my new favorite prime lens
As you know , Cardinals are very skittish. I had to hold the lens still for a long period of time until she got closer. That’s where the light weight of the 300mm really came in handy. It was also really dark in the woods today and I’m thrilled with how the auto ISO performed! #NIKKOR300#nikonnofilter#nikonusa#ad
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White Breasted Nuthatch - As anyone who has nuthatches visiting their feeders will know, they are bold and aggressive, able to stand their ground when larger birds such as starlings attempt to intimidate them. Nuthatches are one of the nosiest woodland birds in the early spring, but are relatively silent when breeding. Starting to see nuthatches coming back to the feeders. They had disappeared the last few months. Nikon D7500 Nikon 300mm F4
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What up everybody! @jgraham08 here, and I’m hyped to have the opportunity to take over @audubonpa Instagram for the week 🙌🏻. Looking forward to sharing some photos from my birding adventures with you all! Figured I would start things off with one of my favorite birds, the Red-tailed Hawk. The mighty Redtail is one of the most common raptors found throughout North America, and is a species of bird that most folks have probably had an experience with. Whether it’s seeing one perched along the highway on your way to work....or soaring highly overhead while walking your dog, the Redtail is a bird that makes everyone take notice, whether you consider yourself a birder or not! This particular bird pictured here is a juvenile, and is one my favorite Redtails I have ever encountered. We met while I was out hiking in Valley Forge National Park, on an awesome evening last fall. As I walked along the meadow trail, I noticed this large hawk perched along the treeline, fixated on a spot in my direction, the homie was on the hunt and ready to snatch a meal! As it leaped from its perch I was amazed as it flew right toward me, setting down REALLY close to where I was standing. It stood for a bit, seemingly frustrated that it missed whatever prey had caught its eye, but allowing me to crouch down and snap a few shots! To get such great looks of this fierce young raptor was just fantastic! #apatakeover#birdphotography#birdphoto#birdstagram#birdsofinstagram#birding#birder#birdwatcher#birdwatching#birdphotographer#wildlifephotography#wildlifephotographer#naturephotography#audubonsociety#bestbirdshots#planetbirds#birdsandblooms#igbirds
@jgraham08 back again with this weeks @audubonpa takeover! For this evenings post I thought I would feature this little guy, the Tree Swallow! Very common throughout North America during the spring, summer, and fall, you have likely seen these birds flying like jet fighters overhead, swooping & snatching insects on the wing! The return of these aerial acrobats to the skies of PA is something I look forward to every spring, a great sign of the warmer months to come ☀️. This shot is back from early April, while out hiking the awesome trails of @audubonpa John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. I was excited this little homie decided to chill on a nice unobstructed perch allowing for a few quick snaps!