Leafhopper

Soon after the Mysore trip I sold both my Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 7D camera bodies and purchased Canon EOS 1D Mark IV. I needed a camera which included the features of 5D Mark II & 7D and 1D Mark IV fitted that slot correctly. As Canon puts it in its … Read moreLeafhopper

Asian Koels

In my earlier blog I had written about Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus). I had another close encounter with this common bird in our kitchen garden. As I was planing to go to my clinic on that day I saw a pair of Juvenile Asian Koels sitting on the Yellow Oleander plant. I quickly grabbed my … Read moreAsian Koels

Dry Leaf

Dry Leaf

I found this dry skeletonized leaf of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) tree in my backyard. Trying to photograph this naturally disintegrated leaf posed a problem as I wanted to highlight the veins which are still intact. I took the leaf and arranged a light box so that I can back light the photo. Here you can … Read moreDry Leaf

Common Indian Monitor

I had noticed few months back that fruit bats visiting Indian Almond Tree (Terminalia catappa) in my backyard were hunted by some animal. I initially thought it is work of domestic cats, but the claw marks on the bark of the tree pointed different animal. After I found Besra feeding on large Garden lizard, my … Read moreCommon Indian Monitor

Brown-backed Red Marsh Hawk

This male Brown-backed Red Marsh Hawk (Orthetrum chrysis) dragonfly was sitting in the garden basking the afternoon sun. Light was quite harsh on the dragonfly. The position it was sitting was also awkward so I had not much of chance of getting a good frontal pose. What I decided is to get a nice wing … Read moreBrown-backed Red Marsh Hawk

Fulvous Forest Skimmer – Female

Fulvous Forest Skimmer - Female

I found these female Fulvous Forest Skimmer (Neurothemis fulvia) dragonfly roosting on a dry branch in our kitchen garden. Two of these female dragonflies were sitting there continuously in the same position for 6 days without a break. It was raining heavily during that period and I could get only a short time to photograph … Read moreFulvous Forest Skimmer – Female

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