Russell’s Kukri Snake

Russell’s Kukri Snake or Variegated Kukri Snake (Oligodon taeniolatus) is a slender snake with the stereotype build of the genus Oligodon. Its colour may vary considerably which has led to the naming and often subsequent revision of many subspecies. Sri Lankan specimens are often light brown with darker or buff coloured stripes and a pearly … Read more

Long Horned Beetle

This Long Horned Beetle was photographed using the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro lens. I blended 6 shots which had different points of focus into a single using new auto-blend feature of Adobe Photoshop CS4. At 1:1 depth of field was minuscule. By using auto-blending I was able to acheive a perfectly clean image … Read more

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

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