Male Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)
by Tejas Soni
(Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India)
Male Red-Spotted Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)
The Red-Spotted Bluethroat or Luscinia svecica is a small passerine bird which is similar in size to the european Robin. The male has a blue bib with a red spot in the centre.
I got this shot at Thol lake. I was only about 2 -3 feet away from this little bird. I took it with my Canon 450d. I was in a really awkward position when I took the shot. I was following it around trying to get a good picture and as I was getting close it flew away. It then started coming back towards me slowly.
I didn't want to move incase I scared it away again. I had to stay still and calm but I was pointing the wrong way to get the shot comfortably.
I had been at Thol lake for 3 days and was really pleased when I got this beautiful shot. My shoulders and back were aching and sore but it was worth it to get a picture of this little bird (.."not on my doorstep")