Indian Courser (Cursorius coromandelicus)
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
26 December 2005
This was shot at Kadam Kunj at around 4:30pm. We saw around 10-12 Indian Coursers.
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS and 1.4xII on Canon 10D. Hand Held using ground for resting. ISO 200, 1/800 @ f5.6, Evaluative Metering at Zero.
I lay flat on the ground without much movement for around 30 mins and these approached me at very close distance. Since I was flat on the ground, shooting at eye level gave this pleasing image.