Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Jungle Prinia

I perched myself on a small rock and used my hands as a makeshift tripod and waited. This Jungle Prinia (Prinia sylvatica) soon landed on a branch. Sun was setting low and I had to boost my ISO to 400 to get a reasonably fast speed of 1/320 sec.
After about 5 minutes later a dog came running into the field where I was waiting and suddenly, I realised that there was not one about about three hundred of these Prinia's well camouflaged in the field. They all flew into the sky creating a momentary eclipse, never had 300 birds come rushing onto me. Its was a thrilling experience and will surely visit the spot soon, for another dose.


  1. wonderful photo and a thrilling experience...loved it

  2. Simply Awesome! Well captured... It could have been so easily camouflaged with the background and the bird nearing of the same colour! Outstanding!