Purple-Rumped Sunbird

Purple-Rumped Sunbird

I saw these sunbirds feeding on the Calatropis flowers. Both male and female were taking turns to feed a small bunch of these crown flower nectar. As it was late December evening light which was quite diffuse and low, I used a relatively slow shutter speed (1/320th of second) to capture these birds at ISO … Read more

Carpenter Bee

I see these carpenter bees buzzing around on almost all my evening trips to Milkweed (Calotropis gigantea) plant if they are in bloom. I had captured them several times but I wanted to capture the bluish violet iridescent shine of the wings. I was able to see them but all my earlier attempts to capture … Read more

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle I am referring to, is neither the political game which our politicians play, nor any other game I am trying to promote. That afternoon I was teaching my 10 year old daughter Neethi few basics of photography when she spotted a small butterfly with several tail filaments sitting on a crape jasmine bush. … Read more

Asian Koels

In my earlier blog I had written about Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus). I had another close encounter with this common bird in our kitchen garden. As I was planing to go to my clinic on that day I saw a pair of Juvenile Asian Koels sitting on the Yellow Oleander plant. I quickly grabbed my … Read more

Lacewing Eggs

Lacewing Eggs on the under surface of Oleander Leaf

I found these strange eggs on the under surface of Oleander (Nerium oleander) leaf next to my house. Each egg was attached to the top of a hair-like filament. I had not seen such an egg laying on filamentous structure and on searching for info I found that it was from Lacewing (Chrysopidae). I used … Read more


Evening after the Photography workshop on 6th Dec 2009 I was tired from all the presentation and talk which happened at the workshop. Having taken bulk of the topics and over 8 sessions my throat was aching. We had 32 very nice enthusiastic youngsters who attended the workshop.The interaction was great and we all learned … Read more