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The family outdoors at their self-sustaining farm in upstate New York
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Canoeist in the sparkling sea
Icarai Beach and Sugar Loaf
Strong man
Street vendors on the highway
Butterfly pollinating zinnias in Purcellville, VA
Sunrise in Mabul island
City Soleil : a land of bareness and nakedness.
Multicolor leaves
A drongo in the fire
In the fog
The man is trying to arrange the wet cloth to dry.
Sailing
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Elves in the garden
Omadal Island
dragonfly
Dance in the sky
Honeymoon flight
Blue Tailed bee eater with catch
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15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A drongo in the fire

For the last 4-5 years I have seen that , at the end of every winter, farmers of this huge grassland generally burn the grass and reed to clean the land for upcoming crop. When the fire spreads across the land, small insects start coming out. Then the brave Black Drongo starts capitalizing on such a moment by eating them flying on the live fire. The bird usually sit on a branch fearlessly and watch the movements of the insects as the fire spreads into a new area…then it flies close to the fire for the catch. This is a full frame image where the calmness of the Drongo reminds me Roman Emperor Nero..

TAGS: Bird, India, Nature

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Singur, India
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© Kallol Mukherjee.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2017, 7:14 a.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 420mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4000
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ISO: ISO3200
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