Keoladeo National Park- Indian Pond Heron

(Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Aperture Priority, ISO 8000)

I had the opportunity to visit the Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan last year( December-2018). I spent two days there and definitely I am going back. I will be there next Februray (2020) if all goes well.

I will be posting a series of photographs from this Bird Sanctuary and am starting with some photographs of a Indian Pond Heron( Ardeola grayii) that I stalked when it was taking a short walk towards one of the lakes.

(Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Aperture Priority, ISO 9000)
(Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Aperture Priority, ISO 9000)

Keoladeo National Park is famous as one of Asia’s finest birding areas, with over 380 resident and migrant species and is a must for any bird lovers. It is located in the State of Rajasthan and is also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. The 29 km2 (11 square miles) reserve is locally known as Ghana, and is a mosaic of dry grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps and wetlands.

(Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Aperture Priority, ISO 8000)
(Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Aperture Priority, ISO 9000)
(Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Aperture Priority, ISO 9000)

Indian Pond Heron is a small heron that is common in most aquatic habitats across the Indian subcontinent. Adults in breeding plumage have a dark reddish brown back that contrasts with a yellowish head, neck, and breast. In non-breeding plumage they are virtually indistinguishable from non-breeding Chinese Pond-Heron.

Please click on an image to view an enlarged size. All images are shot with a Nikon D850 and a Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens.

(Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Aperture Priority, ISO 8000)
(Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Aperture Priority, ISO 7200)
(Nikon D850 + Nikon 200-500mm at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Aperture Priority, ISO 7200)

I hope to post more images from Keoladeo National Park which is also listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So long.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Really excellent images. Thank you. Surprised at your high ISO.

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    1. Thank you …
      High ISO is due to high shutter speed 😉

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