A rare American wood duck has been spotted at Bally, Howrah in West Bengal state of India for the first time.
Colorful male duck at a water-body around 10 days ago was seen in a town around 25 kilometres from kolkata. Such ducks never have been spotted in India before. They are known as Carolina Duck, found in North America. No idea from where it had migrated, however, some local peoples said it could be an escape from captivity or might have flown more than 10 thousand miles.
This duck is different from others and can be identified easily. This pond is of the town and available for use by all, even local stalls selling sweets, tea and snacks have come up there for selling to the crowd of visitors. This pond is becoming tourists point of attraction.
Enthusiastic crowds of bird lovers gathered to see the bird. Many photographers like me also went to catch a few glimpses of this colorful bird. I clicked at different point of view shots and post-processing in the Adobe lightroom. Hope the duck stays and breeds that might introduce an exotic species to the ponds of Bengal.
During this coronavirus period, a few hours of bird photography I went there, but this is my first bird photo-series which I have made till date. Thanks to the 121clicks team for providing this opportunity and making me happy to showcase my work.
About Saurabh Sirohiya
Myself Saurabh Sirohiya, graphic designer by profession and an amateur photographer by passion. My love for photography was largely inspired by the film roll camera which my family used to own when I was a child. Having started out with a compact Nikon digital into my job, have now shifted to a Digital SLR camera. My journey is self-taught photography. I have a particular affinity for street and travel photography, truly self-taught.
I wish to keep travelling with a view of achieving my long cherished dream to capture and document different cultures, rituals, heritage and tradition across my country India. I believe that photography is never an easy job, one has to shoot in the given situation, subject, light, shadow and composition, the photograph should look appealing without the story. The composition alone without it, the purpose of photography will not be served.
Collected 2,650+ acceptances in all photography sections which includes 300+ awards. My images have been accepted in more than 54 Countries and won many awards. Also won the two times best Indian entrant award in India & International Salons hosted in India. Awarded pictures are displayed in organizing countries in their photo exhibitions. I have been also conferred with few distinctions:-
Artist-FIP (India), Artist-FIAP (France), Competitive*MoL (Canada), Artist-APG (Georgia), Genius & Artisan-APS (Bangladesh), Artist-CPE (Romania), Bronze-WPAI (India), Honorary Fellowship of APG (Georgia), Hon.PESGSPC (Cyprus), GPA.PESGSPC (Cyprus), Honorary Fellowship of APF (India)
My works are published in the following Prestigious International and National magazines / social media: Indian Photo Arts e-Magazine, Chiiz Magazine, Your Shot National Geographic Traveler, Agora Images, 35Awards, ifotoAwards, The Telegraph UK, The Guardian Newspaper, Getty Reportage, Asian Photography Magazine, Better Photography Magazine, Photography Club of India Magazine, Fotojajs, Photography Kolkata e-Magazine and more.
Picture Courtesy: Arghyadip Das
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