Sunday, March 30, 2008

Barn Swallow

Because of the way this bird spreads its wings, it is a photographer's delight especially while in flight. These photographs were clicked at Sikka in Gujarat. It's a migratory bird of India. Since these birds feed on flying insects, they are airborne for most of the time, which makes photographing difficult, its only in the evening that I had a chance of capturing images of a few perched birds.
The second image in the series is actually one in a continuous frame of photographs, and freezes the moment of the birds take off. The first image has a bit of over exposed background. I had to do spot metering of the bird to get the details of the darker areas of the body and the shadow regions because of which I had to overexpose the blue background, and since the bird occupied most of the frame, I decided to go ahead with it.

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