Prinia On the Fence

Prinia On the Fence

After shooting the babblers I posted last week I was returning back i spotted this The Ashy Prinia or Ashy Wren-Warbler (Prinia socialis), searching for insects on a dry bamboo fence. It was just before sunset. I had to use ISO 1600 to get a decent speed of 1/350th of a second to get the … Read more

Yellow Billed Babbler

Yellow Billed Babbler

Golden rays of setting sun shining on this Yellow-billed Babbler or White-headed Babbler (Turdoides affinis) turned it to a golden hue. Hungry for insects and lizards it was searching on this tree in a group. Like most babblers they are not migratory, and have a weak flight and is usually seen calling and foraging in … Read more



If you are in a right place at right time, then creating great photographs is pretty easy. But what about being wrong place at a right time? This was one such situation I faced. I found this juvenile Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) in the act of catching a moth and feasting on it. Unfortunately the … Read more

Jumping Spider

Phintella Spp. Jumping Spider

This jumping spider was photographed on a rainy day on the top of my car. The background what you see is the pearl white finish paint of the Maruti Suzuki Swift car. Rain droplets as well as the spiders eye reflect the light source which was my ExpoImaging Ray Flash Adapter which was mounted on … Read more

Asian Koel

female Asian Koel

This female Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. It is found in South Asia, China, and Southeast Asia. It forms a superspecies with the closely related Black-billed and Pacific Koels which are sometimes treated as subspecies. The Asian Koel is a brood parasite that lays its … Read more

Indian Three-Striped Palm Squirrel

Indian Palm Squirrel

Indian Palm Squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) or Three-Striped Palm Squirrel is a urban dwelling rodent which co-habits with us in South India. Its cousin, the Five-striped Palm Squirrel (Funambulus pennanti) is common in North India. Both these are associated with man and cities, while other related species of striped squirrels like the Malabar Giant Squirrel, Grizzled … Read more