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Preening
Photographer: Manas Khan
Location: Kolkata, India
Story: 
This photo of a juvenile house sparrow was taken in my neighborhood. The tiny bird was preening and grooming itself at the beginning of the day. It was a joy to capture the fluttering feathers and leg through the lenses. I had to use the appropriate shutter speed to show the action with motion-blurred leg, while freezing the motion of the head and rest of the body. The expression on its face was priceless and worth all the effort.
Digital Alterations: 
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Camera Information: Canon EOS 20D + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
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