Black Head with Purple

Black Headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) at Malyadi Bird Sanctuary along with Purple Swamphen (Prophyrio porphyrio). Black Headed Ibis is a species of wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae which breeds in South Asia and Southeast Asia from Pakistan to India, Sri Lanka east up to Japan. It builds a stick nest in a tree … Read more

Small Pratincole

Small Pratincole (Glareola lactea) or Little Pratincole is a resident breeder in India, Western Pakistan and southeast Asia. It breeds on gravel or sand banks in rivers, laying 2-4 eggs in a ground scrape. Breeding areas include small areas in northern Karnataka and northern Kerala near Kannur. This was Photographed in Malyadi Bird Sanctuary. This … Read more

Barn Swallow

Last Sunday (15th Feb 2009) I went to Malyadi Bird Sanctuary. This is an abandoned clay query 9 kms away from Kundapura inhabited by water birds for the swampy land created by collected rain water in the left over clay fields. This year I was little late to reach there. Usually I used to go … Read more

Review of 5D mark II at DPreview

DPPreview.com has finally posted their review of Canon EOS 5D mark II . As expected, a lot of praises for 5D mark II While there are still other cameras in its class with marginally higher resolution, marginally better high ISO performance, more advanced AF, faster performance, better weather sealing and more solid build quality – … Read more

Yellow Daisy

I saw this Yellow Spiny Daisy Machaeranthera gracilis was found in the side of busy National Highway 17 when I stopped to photograph the bus crwaling with creepers as featured in the post Recession. At the side of the dusty highway, in thre midst of workshop waste and garbage, glowing brightly were these bunch of … Read more