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Grey Hornbill This photo was taken on Aug 23, 2013 during monsoon. The description below is in that context.<br />
This chap visited me after a long time.<br />
It was raining since early morning &amp; I was getting ready to go off to work.<br />
I saw this horn bill just land next to my window.<br />
 <br />
It started with quickly mounting the lens. It was raining still and was pretty overcast.<br />
My subject was in green, I dialed -2/3 exposure and went for a few clicks.<br />
Darn all came out blur. I knew I will not get more shot so I had to quickly increase ISO and had a series again.<br />
Total 7 shots and the bird flew back again.<br />
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If it was not my Nikon D7000 and Nikon 300 F4 AF-S it would have been tough. Each time I use it, I love it ! Grey,India,Indian,Indian Grey Hornbill,Nagpur,Ocyceros birostris,avian,bill,bird,color,eye,eyes,fauna,feathers,horizontal,hornbill,monsoon,natural,overcast,raining Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Grey Hornbill

This photo was taken on Aug 23, 2013 during monsoon. The description below is in that context.
This chap visited me after a long time.
It was raining since early morning & I was getting ready to go off to work.
I saw this horn bill just land next to my window.

It started with quickly mounting the lens. It was raining still and was pretty overcast.
My subject was in green, I dialed -2/3 exposure and went for a few clicks.
Darn all came out blur. I knew I will not get more shot so I had to quickly increase ISO and had a series again.
Total 7 shots and the bird flew back again.

If it was not my Nikon D7000 and Nikon 300 F4 AF-S it would have been tough. Each time I use it, I love it !

    comments (3)

  1. Lucky capture and excellent at that! Don't think it had anything to do with the Nikon though!! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Hey thanks :-)
    Just for the record, I am just a Nikon user and not a sales rep or a fan boy :-)
    But I do love the equipment I use. I hope its OK to mention that.
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. It's perfectly fine to mention it, Mayur, it's very educational how you share the process of how this photo was taken, it gives it so much more context. Plus, the founder of this site is a total Nikon fan, so you're in good hands ;) Posted 4 years ago

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The Indian Grey Hornbill is a common hornbill found on the Indian subcontinent. It is mostly arboreal and is commonly sighted in pairs. They have grey feathers all over the body with a light grey or dull white belly. The horn is black or dark grey with a casque extending up to the point of curvature in the horn. They are one of the few hornbill species found within urban areas in many cities where they are able to make use of large avenue trees.

Species identified by Mayur Kotlikar
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By Mayur Kotlikar

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Uploaded Apr 16, 2014. Captured Aug 23, 2013 09:02 in 23-B, Cement Road, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440010, India.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/4.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm