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Gaurav Mittal
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A bird photographer, an earth wanderer and a lover of all things wild.
A bird photographer, an earth wanderer and a lover of all things wild.

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Sandhill Crane, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, NM

In my latest article, "How to Use Shutter Speed Creatively" I discuss how to take your photography to the next level and get creative while working with various shutter speeds. Bringing creativity into your photography helps you stretch your imagination and at the same time brings freshness to your work.

Please visit https://visualwilderness.com/articles to read my latest article as well as other great articles by my colleagues for tips and techniques.

You can also click on either of the links below to read the article.

https://visualwilderness.com/fieldwork/use-shutter-speed-creatively

http://www.gauravmittal.com/use-shutter-speed-creatively/

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Indian Pond Heron, Bhartpur, Rajasthan

In Part, II of the two-part article, “Evoking Emotion & Feeling in Wildlife Photos ” I continue the discussion on how to create images that evoke emotions and feelings that leave your audience spellbound. I also discuss the thought process and planning required in creating such images.

Please visit https://visualwilderness.com/articles to read my latest article as well as other great articles by my colleagues for tips and techniques.

You can also click on either of the links below to read the article.

https://visualwilderness.com/composition-creativity/evoking-emotion-feeling-wildlife-photos-part-2

http://www.gauravmittal.com/evoking-emotion-feeling-wildlife-photos-part-ii/

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Rose-ringed Parakeet, Female, Bharatpur

In Part, I of my two-part article, “Evoking Emotion & Feeling in Wildlife Photos ” I discuss how to create images that evoke emotions and feelings that leave your audience spellbound. I also discuss the thought process and planning required in creating such images.

Please visit https://visualwilderness.com/articles to read my latest article as well as other great articles by my colleagues for tips and techniques.

You can also click on either of the links below to read the article.

https://visualwilderness.com/composition-creativity/evoking-emotion-feeling-wildlife-photos-part-1

http://www.gauravmittal.com/evoking-emotion-feeling-wildlife-photos-part-1/


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Fire-tailed Sunbird assuming breeding plumage in its habitat, Tumling, Singalila National Park, Darjeeling district, West Bengal, March 2016

Canon 1DX, Canon 600mm +1.4x, 1/1000 sec @ f/5.6 ISO 1250

Fire-tailed Sunbird assuming breeding plumage in its habitat, March 2016

As much as I like smooth backgrounds behind the birds I photograph, I really like the textures and colors from the shrubs and the flowers in this image. With the background slight visible, it gives a good feel for the habitat as well as a painterly effect.

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Green bee-eater, Bharatpur, March 2016

The incoming bee-eater was photographed in Bharatpur early last year.

Canon 1DX, Canon 600mm +1.4x, 1/2500 sec @ f/5.6 ISO 800

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Laughing Doves. At my home yesterday in early morning light

Canon 7D Mark II, Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Dg Os Hsm Contemporary, 1/500 sec @ f/8.0 ISO 800, Handheld

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Indian robin female, at my home yesterday

Canon 7D Mark II, Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Dg Os Hsm Contemporary, 1/320 sec @ f/8.0 ISO 400, Handheld

Photographing Birds/Wildlife is not like learning to ride a bike or swimming. If you don’t constantly practice or go out shooting, it is very likely that you will start to loose the skill and your images will start looking ordinary and unappealing. With so much to think about, composition, background, mood and exposure settings, not being out in the field regularly can be detrimental to your goals as a photographer.

That got me thinking, my present health condition has forced a lot of restrictions on me. However, I’m not about to let that hinder my goals to be a well-rounded bird photographer. A while back I wrote an article for Visual Wilderness, “Tips for Backyard Bird Photography” Do check the article out, as the tips there will help you in setting up a bird-friendly backyard. Today, I’m glad that I’m able to continue photographing birds, even though I may be restricted but my backyard is providing plenty opportunities to keep myself focused and sharp.

Please click on the link below to visit Visual Wilderness and read the article:

https://visualwilderness.com/fieldwork/tips-backyard-bird-photography

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Green Bee-eater, Yesterday at my home.

Canon 7D Mark II, Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Dg Os Hsm Contemporary, 1/80 sec @ f/8.0 ISO 800, Handheld

Finally feeling better enough to pull out my new Sigma lens and start shooting again. What a wonderful feeling to find this guy posing for me so I could make a few images. The Sigma lens straight out of the box is ready to go and feels great hand holding, it is sharp and handles low light situations quite well.

The image is roughly a 40% crop and has minimal post processing and no sharpening has been applied. I did also get the USB dock, which is great for updating the lens firmware and adjusting the focus points as well as other parameters. While I haven’t used the USB dock yet, the images have still turned out quite good. Hope to get to it soon.

Wish the light was better but this guy was out chilling very early in the morning and this is the first time I have seen him in my garden after a long time.

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