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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Grey-Capped Pygmy Woodpecker

The grey-capped pygmy woodpecker is a small, but very pretty bird in its black and white colours. I was lucky to see this bird during my trip to Nameri National Park in Assam. It was right on the upper branches of a tree next to the forest rest house that we came across during our jungle trek.


I shot these pictures with my EF 100-400 lens. As you can see there is fair shake in the image. This was because the bird was vertically above me and I wasn’t carrying my tripod. These are times when I blame myself for not carrying my tripod.

 
I managed these images by holding my breath as much as possible. Is there a better way to shoot vertically (on a heavy lens ~3+ Kilograms) in handheld mode?



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