Two Barbets

White-cheeked Barbet

The sun was very high on the sky on that day. Light was too harsh for photography. Summer was trying push away those few days we call here as winter. My daughter wanted to play and asked me to come under the shade of this huge mango tree (Mangifera indica). It was a nice respite … Read more

Male Black-hooded Oriole

The Black-hooded Oriole, Oriolus xanthornus, is a member of the Oriolidae family of passerine Old world Oriole birds. It is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia. The New World orioles even though similar in appearance to the Oriolidae, belong Icteridae family and are unrelated to the … Read more

Indian Palm Squirrel

Indian Palm Squirrel

The Indian Palm Squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) also known as Three-Striped Palm Squirrel, is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found abundantly in Indian subcontinent. More recently, the it was accidentally introduced into Western Australia where it has become a minor pest that is actively eradicated due to its lack of natural … Read more

Grey-breasted Prinia

Grey-breasted Prinia

I photographed this Grey-breasted Prinia, Prinia hodgsonii using Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens. This skulking passerine warbler is typically found in open woodland, scrub jungle, and other open areas with some grass. This prinia is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka and southeast Asia. These … Read more

Why chimping is good for your photography but bad for your health

Chimping refers to the act of shooting a photo, then immediately hitting the preview button on your camera to see the how it came out on the camera’s LCD screen. Much like a curious chimpanzee will hold and examine any new object. The term was coined by USA Today shooter Robert Deutsch in a story … Read more

Besra

Besra with 7D

On that busy Tuesday afternoon I took a break from my patients to have a quick sip of coffee. As I was entering home, I saw a Shikra(Accipiter badius) like bird on the huge Silk Cotton (Bombax ceiba) tree with some thing in its claw. I rushed and got my Canon EOS 7D & Canon … Read more

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