Red-wattled Lapwing, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Usually seen in pairs, this Red-wattled Lapwing has red fleshy wattle in front of each eye, black-tipped red bill, and the long yellow legs. In flight, one can notice the prominent white wing bars, formed by the white on the secondary coverts. While visiting Muhuri Dam, I saw this bird and didn’t miss the opportunity to photograph it.

Red-wattled Lapwing, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Canon EOS 350D | Exposure 1/640sec @ f/7.1 | ISO 100 | Focal Length 400mm | Bias -1 EV
Red-wattled Lapwing, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 06
Award Score: 67 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Muhuri Dam, Feni, Chittagong Division | Bangladesh

Photographer: Saniar Rahman Rahul (Dhaka, Bangladesh) Registered
Saniar Rahman Rahul was the first winner for ‘Photo of the Month Award’ in June 2010. He was fascinated by seeing his father taking pictures with a camera while his family was in Iraq during his childhood. Later in life, in 1997, while he became very much attached with his profession of ‘graphic design’, Rahul rediscovered the creative side of photography. He started his career as a professional graphic designer in October of 1995, in a pre-press house called Color Scan, which is one of the pioneers in the pre-process printing media in Bangladesh. Afterwards, he moved to Power Point, another pre-press house. Before he finally settled into advertising, he also worked in an IT company called Abtab IT. Moving to advertising from printing media was a big step for him. In 2005, he joined G3, a special wing of Gray Worldwide. Two years later, he moved to Paper Rhyme. Now he is working as the Art Director of Grey World Wide, one of the ten largest advertising agencies in the world.


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