Birding (No BIF)

Challenge #12 in the SPY series. Hosted by Kokeen4231.
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This challenge is dedicated to pictures of birds not in flight. The aim is to find out who has the best stealth to capture birds when they are still. One or more birds can be present.
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Bay Backed Shrike , near Delhi, India
by cjf2
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The bird was moving from bush to bush in a scrubby field and after pursuing it whilst trying to look as if I was looking elsewhere I eventually got close enough to get this shot with camera hand held. The pinky background is sunlit bare earth. It was a new bird for me that morning.
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Submitted: Friday, 8th March, 2013 06:52 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 20th January, 2013
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
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