Jungle Babbler

Jungle Babbler

I found this Jungle Babbler, foraging for insects during the morning walk at Bhuvanedra College, Karkala. I was using Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM with Canon EF 2X III Extender on Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The Jungle Babblers, Turdoides striata, are very noisy birds found all over India, including cities, suburbs, towns … Read moreJungle Babbler

Miyar Kambala 2015

Miyar Kambala 2015

Kambala is folk sports that is unique to Udupi & Mangalore districts of Karnataka. It is held throughout the day with different pairs of buffaloes running in a muddy water managed by a chaser. Most of the Kambala pictures are a cliché of similar shots. I wanted to show the excitement of the Kambala, with … Read moreMiyar Kambala 2015

Hummingbird hawk-moth

Hummingbird hawk-moth

I encountered this dainty little Hummingbird hawk-moth, on a morning walk while attending an amphibian workshop conducted by the inimitable Dr. K. V. Gururaja, purveyor of all things amphibian, at Karkala. Since this was an impromptu ramble, I was armed only with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens fitted on my trusty … Read moreHummingbird hawk-moth

Malabar Trogon

Malabar Trogon Male

A few years ago, some colleagues of mine, discovered pairs of the Malabar Trogon (Harpactes fasciatus) causing quite a stirr in our diminutive Wildlife Photography community. Everyone who was anyone, wanted in on the action and being weak willed (Thank God), I too succumbed to the temptation of capturing a few images when I visited … Read moreMalabar Trogon

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

I had participated that day in Manipal Bird Day 2013, A total of 114 species and a turnout of 45 birders made the event a successful affair. As noon approached I was informed that an Asian Paradise Flycatcher is regularly visiting house of one of my good friend at Manipal. My good friend and his … Read moreAsian Paradise Flycatcher

Around the Beach

Disintegrating Gods

In Mangalore we have several famous beaches. That Sunday soon after the Dussera festival I went to Sultan’s Battery area. Sultan Battery is situated in Boloor, at the confluence of Gurupur River enetring the sea. It is 6kms away from Mangalore City Bus Stand. It was built in black stones by Tippu Sultan to prevent … Read moreAround the Beach

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