Plumbeous Water Redstart

by Mridula on January 15, 2013

in Birds,Canon D550,himachal pradesh,India,Photography

I clicked this picture while walking around in Palampur. I was walking from my hotel to the bus stand at Palampur. This Plumbeous Water Redstart was a very obliging bird.

Plumbeous Water Redstart

Plumbeous Water Redstart

When I saw it I had the kit lens on the camera. The bird was so patient that I could change my lens and then click pictures. First this was sitting on an electric wire and I got some record keeping shots. But then it changed its position and went to sit on a small hoarding. That is when I got lucky. But this is the only decent bird shot I have from the entire trip.

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Jay January 17, 2013 at 10:29 am

Hi Mridula,

Awesome shot Mridula.

Wow, you really got some time. The bird is used to modelling for photos, I guess. That’s the special thing about big tourist places, even the wildlife over there knows that this is a tourist place and that they’ll be clicked. I encountered such type of birds during my visit to Golden Gate Bridge.


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Mridula January 16, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Thank you Shalu, Meenakshi, Prashanth, Anu, Rama, Aparna, Vishal, Niranjan and N for the encouragaing birds. I need to click more birds and post them here!


Shalu Sharma January 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Very nice photo. I think you have done a good job of it. Excellent capture.


Meenakshi Malhotra January 16, 2013 at 5:36 pm

I have never seen this bird, perfect pose!


Prashanth January 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm

That’s a nice click. Keep them coming.


Anuradha Shankar January 16, 2013 at 12:56 pm

nice capture… lucky the bird was so obliging!!!! that happens so rarely!


R.Ramakrishnan January 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Nice little darling. Where is the red color? Maybe visible when it takes off in flight.


aparna January 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm

it was a perting gift from Palampur, Mridula. a lovely pic n a lovely bird.. indeed.


aparna January 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm

* parting gift.. oops!


Vishal Rathod January 16, 2013 at 11:32 am

Lovely pic . ( Travel India )


Niranjan January 16, 2013 at 6:49 am
The Narcissist January 16, 2013 at 1:44 am

Haha it is not everyday that you get to take shots like this.


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