Long Horned Beetle

This Long Horned Beetle was photographed using the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro lens. I blended 6 shots which had different points of focus into a single using new auto-blend feature of Adobe Photoshop CS4. At 1:1 depth of field was minuscule. By using auto-blending I was able to acheive a perfectly clean image … Read moreLong Horned Beetle

Black Head with Purple

Black Headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) at Malyadi Bird Sanctuary along with Purple Swamphen (Prophyrio porphyrio). Black Headed Ibis is a species of wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae which breeds in South Asia and Southeast Asia from Pakistan to India, Sri Lanka east up to Japan. It builds a stick nest in a tree … Read moreBlack Head with Purple

Small Pratincole

Small Pratincole (Glareola lactea) or Little Pratincole is a resident breeder in India, Western Pakistan and southeast Asia. It breeds on gravel or sand banks in rivers, laying 2-4 eggs in a ground scrape. Breeding areas include small areas in northern Karnataka and northern Kerala near Kannur. This was Photographed in Malyadi Bird Sanctuary. This … Read moreSmall Pratincole

Barn Swallow

Last Sunday (15th Feb 2009) I went to Malyadi Bird Sanctuary. This is an abandoned clay query 9 kms away from Kundapura inhabited by water birds for the swampy land created by collected rain water in the left over clay fields. This year I was little late to reach there. Usually I used to go … Read moreBarn Swallow

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