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Kurien Yohannan

Kurien Yohannan

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Chance Encounter with a Sparrowhawk

Published September 7th, 2012

A Wildlife photographer learns something new every day – be it about the behaviour of the subjects one photographs or the technique one uses to capture that unique image.

Wildlife photography, for most part, involves investing a large amount of time and energy – both on and off the field – in studying about the subject you want to photograph, identifying the best habitats to photograph your subject in and then waiting and waiting and waiting...

But then again, once in a while, your subject may just present itself right in front of you when you least expect it. A case in point is this Sparrowhawk that I managed to photograph the other day. There was a thunderstorm brewing and I was standing in my living room looking up into the sky hoping to capture a lightning bolt. I had the Canon 70-200mm lens mounted on my Canon 50D and was expectantly waiting for a lightning bolt to strike when, out of the blue, I see a bird of prey land on a fence right in front of me. At first I was not sure of ...

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The Reds

Published February 23rd, 2012

The Red Arrows, the aerobatics team of the Royal Air Force, was formed in late 1964 and consists of nine BAE Hawk T1A aircrafts, the RAF’s advanced jet trainer. Frontline fighter jets are not used owing to the operational costs.

By the end of 2009, the Red Arrows had performed a total of 4,269 displays in 53 countries. Their 4,000th display, and one that I personally witnessed, was at RAF Leuchars, Scotland during the Battle of Britain Airshow in the September of 2006.

As mentioned earlier, The Reds are usually a nine aircraft team but only eight planes can be seen in these images and this is due to the tragic demise of one of their pilots, Flt Lt Jon Egging. Flt Lt Jon Egging’s Hawk T1A aircraft crashed near Bournemouth Airport. These images were captured during the Airshow at RAF Leuchars in the September of 2011, less than a month after this incident.

The loss of a fellow pilot and a team member would certainly have taken an immense emotional toll on the entire team and uncertain ...

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Welcome to Black Stallion Country!!!

Published October 6th, 2011


Just wanted to invite you all to gallop over to my Facebook page and if you 'Like' what you see, feel free to tell us so by clicking the 'Like' button.

We're waiting to see you there :-)



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