1/400 sec, f/8; E/V -2/3; ISO
Canon 1D Mark III, Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS plus 1.4xII
Location: Bangalore outskirts, Karnataka
Date: 3 August 2008
This image was
made during my initial outing with the new Canon 800mm lens. There were
lot of Munias busy preening and I got a chance to approach this one at
close quarters and make a nice portrait of it.
Scaly-breasted is a widespread resident of our grasslands, open forest
and scrub. This diminutive 11cm munia is popular in the cage-bird trade
and thousands are caught illegally every year.
Birds of India presentation
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