Greater Painted-snipe, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Taken at Jahangirnagar University, one of the well-known places for watching migratory birds in Bangladesh, the greater painted-snipe is a species of wader in the family Rostratulidae. It is found in marshes in Africa, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and South-east Asia. They are medium-sized, plump wading bird, have long reddish-brown bill, slightly decurved at tip, and distinct white or pinkish eye patch. You may also notice rounded, buff-spotted wings and short tail; white of breast extends up around top of folded wing.

Greater Painted Snipe, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Canon 350D | Exposure 1/200sec @ f/9 | ISO 400 | Focal Length 400mm
Greater Painted Snipe, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 15
Award Score: 67 (Value 11.5, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka | 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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