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Lesser Florican - the fading leaps

Lesser Florican - the fading leaps

These slender birds, smallest of the bustard species found in India, are famous for their courtship displays and an absolute delight to watch but equally challenging to photograph. During their mating season the male acquires spectacular breeding plumage and jumps as high as two meters in the air to attract the female. Currently endemic to India, once found plentiful, they are in the brink of being wiped out from the face of this planet and considered as "threatened" with less than 300 remaining

Image Information

Aperture f/5.6

Shutter Speed1/2500

ISO320

Exposure Bias0.00

Focal Length500mm

Date taken01/09/2018 11:18

Date modified 20/11/2018 18:08