White Bellied Shortwing (Brachypteryx major)
23 March 2008
Munnar, Kerala, India
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS and 1.4xII on Canon 1D Mark III
ISO 800, 1/20 @ f5.6 Evaluative Metering at Zero Stop
An endemic of the western ghats. This gave us a tough time where I had a wait for more than an hour to get a decent photo. I then saw it on this open perch from far and before I could approach it disappeared. I cursed myself for not taking a record shot from far. I waited in front of the perch and it suddenly flew in to pose for me. It was on this perch in open with a great background for a long time and I could take all kind of photographs.