Coppersmith Barbet

I had written earlier about Two Barbets. I had opportunity to follow same Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) which was at that time building a nest. I was able to observe their nest at close quarter for over 1.5 months. I saw them raise their two chicks which finally flew off as healthy juveniles. I had … Read moreCoppersmith Barbet

Big Lens Small Review

Ashy Prinia

After returning from Lakshadweep I received my new Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM which i had ordered almost 2 moths prior to my departure to Lakshadweep Islands. Here is my short review on that. I find Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens is an ideal walkabout lens. Lens really isn’t too … Read moreBig Lens Small Review

Nir-Laksha Dweepa-Day3-Minicoy

Boat Jetty at Minicoy

I was rudely woken up at two o’clock in the morning to find out that air conditioner of the ship had stopped working. AC did not restart at all. It was getting hot and uncomfortable in the room. Even the tiredness of Kalpeni’s long snorkeling trip did not help me to get back to sleep. … Read moreNir-Laksha Dweepa-Day3-Minicoy

HDR Pro in Adobe Photoshop CS5 a short Preview.

Photomatix Pro Rendered HDR

Today (30th April) Adobe released Photoshop CS5 Trial. I grabbed copy early and wanted to try the new features. here is a quick take on HDR Pro feature of Photoshop CS5. Among all the new features CS5 boasts HDR Pro is one of the most hyped. Till now we needed to go to 3rd party … Read moreHDR Pro in Adobe Photoshop CS5 a short Preview.

Nir-Laksha Dweepa-Day2-Kalpeni

The ship was still swaying. A green line of land is visible through the cabin window. Clockwork flashes from the light house illuminate the pre-dawn blue sea. Public address system told us that the passengers to be ready to disembark at Kalpeni. MV Kavarathi is anchored a mile or so off the coast, from where … Read moreNir-Laksha Dweepa-Day2-Kalpeni

Nir-Laksha Dweepa-Day1-Kochi

Chinese nets

Let me clarify those who are wondering about the title. Nirlaksha = Negligence in Kannada (Would be Nirlakshya in Sanskrit) Dweepa = islands. This is my trip report to the Lakshadweep between 17th April to 21st. I, along with my family and 18 other friends spent some lovely time in a ship called M.V Kavaratti … Read moreNir-Laksha Dweepa-Day1-Kochi

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