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Portrait of Rock Agama

Here is a portrait I made yesterday of  The Peninsular rock agama (Psammophilus dorsalis) in Nandi Hills, Karnataka.

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Rock agamas are a common sight here. I found this particular one on the tree basking in sun. A nice head turn by the agama and the spot light/harsh sunlight falling on it gave me the opportunity to get a nice underexposed background.

Hope you like it. Critics and Comments are welcome.

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Photos of Back-Lit Palm Leaf

I made a quick visit  to Hebbal Lake early in the morning today, and ended up with the images below.

Kids playing(shouting) Cricket inside the park  wasn’t helping for Birding , and I then came across this Back-lit Palm leaf.  Hope you like it.

Monochrome of Back-lit Palm Leaf

and for those of you who like color, here it is…

Back-lit Palm Leaf


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Photo of the day

The last few weeks have been very exciting, I am meeting amazing people and learning a  lot of things but on the flip side I have hardly taken my camera out! I am re processing old images , I  liked this one better than the older color version. I am even planning to print this one 🙂

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Green Bee-eater in Rain

which one do you like? This one or the earlier one?


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The Rising Star

As I had told before,I trekked Tadiyandamol last weekend.Tadiyandamol,  located at an elevation of 1,748 m (5,735 ft) is the highest mountain of Kodagu district,Karnataka and is also the 3rd highest peak in Karnataka.It is on the Western Ghats range and has patches of shola forests in the valleys.

Tadiyandamol is one of the easiest trek I have done so far and one of the beautiful places I have been.

Rising Star

Morning was extremely windy,I was literally carried away by the wind (now,that’s too much :P) but it was worth every minute .It was amazing to see the clouds envelop the landscape.

Cloud Kissed Mountains

Sunrise

I spotted  Plum headed Parakeet,Shrike,Bulbul’s ,Wagtail and oriental magpie Robin in the lower range and what’s  worth mentioning is Common Kestrel .Saw this at the top most point , it was amazing to see it hovering against strong winds.

Hope you like it .Comments, critiques and suggestions are welcome.

Have a good Day 🙂

Note: The last pic is not from Tadiyandamol.


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Patterns 1

Patterns are present all around you ,all you need to do is recognize and enjoy them.

This was on last sunday morning trip to Hessarghatta. We (myself ,Dr Shekar and his friend Shivkumar) reached the place around 6.30 in the morning but to our bad luck it started raining and it poured heavily for a while. After  the  rain  stopped (around 8.30 ), we had some good sightings among which Short toed Snake Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Common Kestrel were first timers for me. Got few good shots,will post it soon.

Can you guess what are these ?

Its a very easy guess. Let me know what you think. I will answer  in my next post (am sure you will guess before that!)


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Photo Of The Day – Egret about to take Off

Egret’s are one of the best subjects to learn new techniques in photography as they can be easily spotted  and with little patience  ,one can approach and move closer to them.I have applied ND filter while converting into Black n White , Shot with Nikon D300s ,Nikkor 70-300mm VR , in Shanthigrama.

Hope you liked it .

Good night 🙂