Asian Openbill at Kambala

Asian Openbill at Kambala

It has been a month since famous Kadri Kambala (Buffaloe Race) had taken place at Mangalore. I was driving past the Kadri Kambala fields on that afternoon I saw this Asian Openbill catching snails in the Kambala fields. Kadri Kambala is one of the famous and the first Kambala to occur in a Kambala season. … Read moreAsian Openbill at Kambala

Panasonic Lumix FZ-200 Test shots

Wooly Necked Stork

I just purchased this new super-zoom digital camera from Panasonic with full range f2.8 aperture at 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm) This Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 featurs a high speed response and 1920 x 1080 60p / 50p full-hd video recording. Here are the test shots taken at 3PM sun at Gurupura river basin. … Read morePanasonic Lumix FZ-200 Test shots

Golden Backed Ant Trapped by Cellar Spider

Golden Backed Ant Trapped by Cellar Spider

When my wife called me to our dining room to photograph a spider which has trapped an ant 10 times its size, I rushed to photograph this spectacle. It was true fight of David vs Goliath. The Golden Backed Ant (Camponotus sericeus) which was trapped in the Cellar spider’s web and was hanging upside down … Read moreGolden Backed Ant Trapped by Cellar Spider

Brown Shrike

Brown Shrike

Last January evening I found this Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) sitting on a branch. As the setting sun shined on this lovely bird I used Canon EOS 1D mark IV with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens fitted with Canon EF 1.4X II Extender to capture it. It was sitting quietly without moving on … Read moreBrown Shrike

Banana Stalk Fly

Banana Stalk Fly (Telostylinus lineolatus)

I found this Banana Stalk Fly on our Sugar apple (Annona squamosa) tree in my garden. I was attracted by the flock of insects and butterflies to the rotten Sugar apple. This lonely fly was difficult to capture as it used to disappear behind branches as soon as its big eyes spot my camera. I … Read moreBanana Stalk Fly

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