Asian Slim Damselfly

Asian Slim Damselfly (Aciagrion occidentale)

I found this Asian Slim Damselfly (Aciagrion occidentale) sitting on a blade of grass in my garden. I was using my Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash. This looks like a male Aciagrion occidentale. Despite being quite a common … Read more

5D mark III Upgrade Coming

All of us who purchased Canon EOS 5D mark III were slightly disappointed when we saw the reviewers considered 5D mark III as inferior product as compared to Nikon D800. I am not starting a flame war between Canon & Nikon. I know both of these companies produce a great set of cameras. Each one … Read more

Bark Lice

Bark Lice with Eggs

It was peak of monsoon. Rain was pouring outside The weather was hot and humid. My daughter noticed some very small white bugs all over our bed room wall. They were very very tiny less than 1 mm in size. At first I thought it was a fungus growth as the weather was humid and … Read more

Bird Watching

Malabar Trogon

Last Sunday I was honored with S.A. Hussain Memorial Environment Award at the S. A. Hussain Memorial Day Celebration & Coastal Karnataka Birders’ Convention – 2012. You can check details reported in the following newspapers – DNA, Deccan Herald, Daijiworld, Mangalore Today. It gave me a great opportunity to meet and interact with fellow bird … Read more

Moon With Jupiter

Moon With Jupiter

The photo above is from October 7th, Sunday 11:30 PM IST, Jupiter with the waning gibbous moon. As seen from Earth, the moon looks much larger than Jupiter. But Jupiter is actually much bigger than our moon. The moon only appears bigger, because it’s so much closer to us. That evening, the moon is about … Read more

Wire-tailed Swallow

Wire-tailed Swallow

I found this wire-tailed swallow resting on a tree trunk near the river bed at Mulki when I had gone for bird watching recently. That day I found lots of migrant waders near the river bed. I have created a second blog of those birds here. Please go through both the blogs. All these photos … Read more