Moodabidri Kambala 2012

My home town Moodabidri hosted its 10th annual buffalo race also called Kambala at Kadalakere Nisargadhama on Saturday January 21. The Kambala or the buffalo race is unique to Udupi & Mangalore districts. Historically Kambala was the event when farmers paid tribute to their gods for protecting their crops. There used to be lot of … Read more

Moodabidri Kambala 2011

I had earlier posted a time table of Kambala a traditional water buffalo race in muddy waters, held from December till March. It is the native sport of Tulu Nadu region of South India. Kambala is traditionally a simple sport. The ‘Kambala track’ used for muddy field filled with slush. The contest generally takes place … Read more

Golden Eye

Indian Bullfrog (Hoplobatrachus tigerinus) is a very large semiaquatic frog, measuring up to 170 mm. Dorsally greenish or brown with dark spots and often a light vertebral line. Ventrally whitish. Males become yellow in the breeding season. Skin with longitudinal rows of tubercles. Hands without webbing, feet more or less fully webbed. Males with nuptial … Read more

Kambla 2009

Kadalakere Kambla (Buffalo Race) 2009 shot at 6400 ISO. only lights available at that time were the illumination from Tungsten lights. Just check the amount of noise. This is the reason this camera shines at high iso. I’ll post rest of the shots tomorrow. AI servo mode even at that low light was right on … Read more

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