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

Male Purple-rumped Sunbird

Male Purple-rumped Sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica)

I recently purchased a new Canon EOS 7D again, after I sold my Canon EOS 1DMark IV camera. I use 7D as my backup camera for Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Having one full frame and another cropped sensor camera gives the versatility of both the worlds. There are two things the 7D does better … Read more

Ashy Prinia

Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis)

On that evening I found this lovely Ashy Prinia sitting on a dry twig singing nicely. I was photographing using my newly acquired Canon EOS 5D Mark III along with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM fitted with Canon EF 1.4x III Extender. Illumination for this bird was from diffuse sunlight peeping out of clouds … Read more

Male Ground Skimmer

Male Ground Skimmer

I found this mature male Ground Skimmer dragonfly on the ground basking in the evening sun. This dragonfly usually perches on the ground and rarely flies above one meter from the ground. They are also extremely skittish and will often fly away at the slightest movement. I was using my Canon EOS 5D Mark III … Read more