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Gaurav Rayal
An avid fan of nature
An avid fan of nature
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friends,
I have consolidated my bird photography collections into one. All the birds portraits, along with their behaviors and stories will now will be shared in one single collection below, please follow:

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Zitting Cisticola
'zitting': according to Wiki: 'during the breeding season, males have a zigzagging flight display accompanied by regular "zitting" calls that has been likened to repeated snips of a scissor'

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Great act of a Little egret
Little egrets are my favorite of egrets, they use every possible trick to get the fish out of water, and some times just pick them hovering over the water

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My neighbor parakeets couple, in love this morning, on Valentine's day

I typically don't take photos in the mornings of the week days, but today two Indian grey hornbills visited the garden of our apartment building, and there I go. The hornbills were already left, and while coming back this pair showed up. These two are my neighbors and have a home on the trunk of this dead coconut tree, you can see the nest hole in this image. It was fun to watch the efforts the male made to regurgitate, and how he offered bits to the female, a ritual many think as kissing. They have been there in and out for about two months, and I hope they are successful in creating a family
A very happy Valentine's day


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Just mating
two adult Brahminy kites, from today's morning

I was waiting for the female to dive and catch a fish, when instead this happened

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An Indian pond heron with a catch
thanks to my camera sensor, I still managed it given the jpg was completely washed out,. While waiting patiently for half an hour for this action, I had to change the exposure compensation to high positive to capture a raptor behind me, and exactly at that time the heron made the strike. Until processing of the raw files I was upset why I first got distracted and then forgot the settings at all
I wish the new g+ could show the detailed exif as the classic did

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Common hawk-cuckoo

from today's walk, memorable as the bird allowed me come so close

Still figuring out the new G+ interface, does anyone know where to find 'mentions' tab that used to be in the older version?

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Altai Accentor
winter visitor to the Himalayas from Mongolia
captured last winter in a Himalayan foothill of Uttarakhand, India

Also for #NewBirdPoker  hosted this week by +Jan Rainbird . Theme: Eyes

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