Oriental Garden Lizard

Oriental Garden Lizard

That afternoon sunlight was pretty harsh. I was searching for some insects in the undergrowth of this tall tree. That is when I spotted this Oriental Garden Lizard (Calotes versicolor). It was in my garden hunting for food. This male was in non-breading colors. He was the dominant male in the garden till last 6 … Read more

Small Indian Kite

Small Indian Kite (Milvus migrans govinda)

I saw this Small Indian Kite (Milvus migrans govinda) feeding some carrion on top of a electric pole. A House crow (Corvus splendens) nearby was distracting the Kite and trying grab that piece of meat from the kite. Even though I would have liked the bird on a natural perch, I did not want to … Read more

Flying Fighters

Flying Fighters - Black Kite and Booted Eagle

In my earlier blog I taking successful bird in flight photos here, I wanted to repeat the capture. Today I was up for a treat. I was shooting some green bee eaters flying past me. Suddenly from the corner of the eye I noticed two raptors getting into a fight formation. They were quite far … Read more

Photographing Bird in Flight

Asian Palm Swift

I wanted to celebrate my new year’s eve last year by capturing few birds in flight. I was at that time testing my Canon EOS 1D Mark IV fitted with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM + Canon EF 1.4x II Extender. I wanted to test its speed in continuous auto-focusing on a fast … Read more

Brown Shrike

Brown Shrike

Last January evening I found this Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) sitting on a branch. As the setting sun shined on this lovely bird I used Canon EOS 1D mark IV with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens fitted with Canon EF 1.4X II Extender to capture it. It was sitting quietly without moving on … Read more

Malyadi Bird Sanctuary

Northern Pintail

I was going through some of my old photos which I was trying to redo with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 for my upcoming workshop. At the same time one of my good friend Prasanna asked details on Malyadi. That made me look at the photos I had taken during my trip earlier in Feb 2010. … Read more