Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Brown Headed Barbet, New Delhi, India. 2009
















Nectar feeding Barbet on tree blooms.

Canon 40D + 300 2.8 + 1.4 extender. 400ASA

During late February 2009, a blooming tree outside my Delhi veranda attracted a host of Squirrels, Mynahs, Parrakeets and Barbets to feed on its nectar.

This Brown Headed Barbet was initially obscured through the branches on the far side of the tree but a 20 minute wait brought it into range and clear view.

This ideal pose in even light was worth the wait.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

3 comments:

nessabates said...

what a beautiful photo! So much color :)

Kevin Smith said...

India is the source of so much
photographic opportunity.

In my view there is no greater variety.

Doreen said...

awesome shot! very colorful also.