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Thick Knee Taking Off
Photographer: Manas Khan
Location: Mysore, India
Story: 
This was a special moment as the thick-knee was taking off the small rocky island on the lake. I set a fast shutter-speed to freeze the wing position. Exposing the white feathers under direct sunlight was also crucial. I am happy to get the perfect taking-off posture, with the shadows of its wing feathers on the body. The photo was taken from a boat on the lake. The balance of the body that it maintains while taking off is amazing, and not to mention, a great moment to capture.
Digital Alterations: 
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Camera Information: Canon EOS 20D + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
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