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  • The Bandipur TalesA big hello to my readers, its been long, really long since I posted here. This post is all about a three day stay followed by a one day round in Bandipur and Kabini respectively. I had the privilege of accompanying and guiding Alex who was visiting...
  • Birding at Nandi Hills - Part 3 - Nilgiri Wood Pigeon
    on Jun 7, 2014 in Pigeon Nilgiri Wood
    Its been so long, that I almost forgot what was supposed to be the third species in this list. :)Well, here it is, the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, another commonly found and photographed bird in this region.Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Columba elphinstoniiThe Nilgi...
  • Birding at Nandi HIlls - Part 2 - Blue-capped Rock Thrush
    on Mar 23, 2014 in Thrush Blue-capped
    This is the second post in the three part series. The first post can be viewed at the link specified at the end of the post.The Blue-capped Rock Thrush is another species quite commonly spotted at Nandi Hills.Blue-capped Rock Thrush (male), Monticola...
  • Birding at Nandi HIlls - Part 1 - Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
    on Mar 9, 2014 in Flycatcher Tickell's Blue
    As usual, its been a while since my last post, in this four part post, i will put up images of three species commonly found at our local birding hotspot Nandi Hills.Nandi Hills is an old hill fortress in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka. It i...
  • Blue-eyed Bush FrogWhen id decided to go photographing in the Sharavathi region of the Western Ghats, the Blue-eyed Bush Frog Philautus neelanethrus now known as the Coorg Yellow Bush Frog Raorchestes luteolus was amongst the top of my species list.Blue-eyed Bush...
  • In search of frogs and snakes - Herping expeditionsIts been a while since I posted here, actually a long time. The last few months have changed my photography a tad bit, I have developed a new love for macro photography and photographing snakes and frogs, yes SNAKES and FROGS.There is so little kn...
  • Dhole - Indian Wild Dog
    on Aug 1, 2013 in Dhole
    The Dhole, also know as the Indian Wild Dog is one of the most successful hunters from the Indian Forests. They have been placed under the 'endangered' category by IUCN due to loss of habitat and possible transfer of diseases from domestic and ferral...
  • Tickell's Blue Flycatcher - A dream setting!!
    on Jul 23, 2013 in Flycatcher Tickell's Blue
    A beautiful setting is what all of us photographers crave for, and here I happened to get just that, an image of a beautiful Tickell's Blue Flycatcher at Nandi Hills, Bangalore.Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Bangalore, April 2013Equipment used:Nikon D3SN...
  • The Takeoff - Blue-tailed Bee-eater
    on Jul 21, 2013 in Bee-eater Blue-Tailed
    An image of a blue-tailed bee-eater, just before it takes off.A blue-tailed bee-eater prepares to take off, Bangalore, May 2013Equipment used:Nikon D3SNikkor 600mm F4 VRGitzo 1325 tripodGitzo GH5380SQR ball headFor info on birding in Bangalore, feel...
  • Greenish Warbler
    on Jul 18, 2013 in Warbler Greenish
    The friendliest bird i have 'EVER' worked with. :) So friendly was this specimen, that as time went by, foot after foot it hopped and came closer till it was sitting on my shoe. Never have I experienced something like this before.Here is one of the i...
  • Where do i land? - Blue-tailed Bee-eaters
    on Jul 15, 2013 in Bee-eater Blue-Tailed
    Another wonderful trip it was to the riverbed close to Mysore on our way to Bandipur.Blue-tailed Bee-eatersAfter waiting for quite a bit, these birds arrived one by one. I was thrilled when three were perched, never expecting a fourth one to appear.
  • The bug knows where to HIDE! - Indian Roller
    on Jun 29, 2013 in Roller Indian
    Here is an image that i made sometime ago of an Indian Roller, since I was using my 600mm I was quite far away from the bird and did not notice anything unusual. Only on getting back home and reviewing the image on my monitor did I realize that there...
  • The Surprised Tiger
    on May 30, 2013 in Tiger Bengal
    Heya!!Earlier this month I wisited my favourite place, Bandipur yet again. This time we were really lucky spotting this guy, who looked solidly built for his age(young).This guy actually was as surprised to see us as we were to see him. At...
  • Indian Grey Mongoose
    on Dec 26, 2012 in Mongoose Indian Grey
    One evening we(Mahesh, Vinay & I) decided to head out to our favourite photographing spot in Bangalore, Hessarghatta. Thankfully this day there weren't any other vehicles & photographers, after traveling some distance I spotted a mongoose sit...
  • Indian Elephant - a portrait in monochrome
    on Nov 22, 2012 in Elephant Indian
    Here is a portrait id made last year of an Indian Elephant in Kabini, Karnataka. The image was originally shot in color and later converted to Black and White in Photoshop CS3.Indian ElephantCanon EOS 20D + Canon EF 600mm F4 L IS USM1/250sec, F4, ISO...
  • Black Drongo
    on Oct 28, 2012 in Drongo Black
    Here is an image I made in low light last evening, while my friends were photographing this bird, i was limited to taking close-ups at their range. Just about within my MFD (minimum focusing distance).I was quite happy with the outcome in terms of sh...
  • Eagle with attitude - Changeable Hawk EagleFirstly HAPPY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY, although i think everyday should be one. :DEagle with ATTITUDE!!So this was i think way back in Jan-Feb when we decided to drive down to Bandipur. While images of Changeable Hawk Eagles or Crested Hawk Eagles are...
  • Indian Roller (state bird of Karnataka)
    on Aug 11, 2012 in Roller Indian
    Indian RollerSo here is another post of this beautiful bird, the Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis which also happens to be the state bird of Karnataka.I will not be writing a lot of text in this post, for that you can view the previous post HERE.I...
  • Blue-tailed Bee-eaters in action
    on Jul 30, 2012 in Bee-eater Blue-Tailed
    Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinusSo here are a few images of Blue-tailed Bee-eaters i made in the month of May. Hope you enjoy them.All the images were shot on a Canon EOS 20D with a Canon EF 600mm F4 L IS USM lens using rear-focus AF.A pair o...
  • Leopard on rock -Bandipur
    on Jul 5, 2012 in Leopard Indian
    Another trip to Bandipur!! :)It started of with Mahesh Reddy, Vinay S Kumar and I heading for Bandipur late night. Our destination was Jungle Lodges. It had been raining tigers over the past few days in Bandipur, with sightings of them for over an ho...