Bird: Fire-Tailed Myzornis
The photo which I consider to be one of my favourites is that of a ‘Fire-tailed Myzornis’, which was captured in the Eaglenest Sanctuary in western Arunachal Pradesh.
The photograph was shot in January 2007; while leading a birding trip to Eaglenest. The magnificent bird was seen near Bompu camp at 6000 plus feet. It was desperately feeding on sap oozing from the bark of a tree and kept coming back to the same spot every now and then. Even though the light was poor, the bird gave me ample opportunities to document some pretty good moments to highlight its brilliant neon green colour and the little black dots on its head.
I primarily use a Canon 40D body and a Canon 300 F4 IS lens. I rarely use flash or tripod while shooting.