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

Silhouette

Silhouette

It was late in the evening and light was not sufficient for any meaningful hand held bird photography. I saw the male Loten’s Sunbird(Cinnyris lotenius) on a Peacock Flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) plant searching for nectar in the nearby flowers. I had my Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM on Canon EOS 7D. The dark … Read moreSilhouette

Jellyfish

Levels Adjustment in Adobe Photoshop CS4

During the Theyyam photography, I visited nearby Chithari river. Chithari were the Theyyam was held is a coastal village at Kasaragod district, is located 5 KM away from Kanhangad City and 5 KM away from famous tourist spot of Bekal fort. The Chithari river covers three part of Chithari. The name Chithari mean “River rounded … Read moreJellyfish

Lacewing Eggs

Lacewing Eggs on the under surface of Oleander Leaf

I found these strange eggs on the under surface of Oleander (Nerium oleander) leaf next to my house. Each egg was attached to the top of a hair-like filament. I had not seen such an egg laying on filamentous structure and on searching for info I found that it was from Lacewing (Chrysopidae). I used … Read moreLacewing Eggs

Daphnis minima

Daphnis minima

My daughter called me that day to photograph a moth which she thought was Oleander Hawk-moth(Daphnis nerii). When I went close to take photograph I realized that it was not Daphnis nerii. It was looking very similar to Daphnis nerii, but was brownish all over instead of the bright camouflage green Oleander Hawk-moth had. You … Read moreDaphnis minima

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