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White-throated Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher

White- throated  Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) is one of the most commonly found birds in and around the city, in fact it is seen more often  than the Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), I liked the  perch  it is sitting on and the 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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Passion Flower (Passiflora foetida)

Passion flower ,kukkiballi(kannada) or love in a mist is a  commonly seen  weed flower from Central America.

The flower are white to pale cream coloured, about 5–6 cm diameter, It  is able to trap insects on its bracts, which exude a sticky substance that also has digestive enzymes. This minimizes predation on young flowers and fruits.It is currently considered as protocarnivorous plant.(Refference – Wikipedia)


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Common jezebel (Again)

Hi ,

I had posted a photo of Common jezebel earlier (here is the link if you haven’t seen ) but I am too tempted to post the photos of this beautiful butterfly  which I took last month, in Hebbal.

Hope you like it.

A portrait

Sharp and Blur

Black and White – A perspective

For details please see my earlier post (click here)

All comments, critiques and suggestions are welcome.


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Photo Of The Day – Common Jezebel

The Common Jezebel (Delias eucharis) is a medium-sized pierid butterfly, it has a wingspan of 66 -83 mm . The white and yellow butterfly  is active throughout the year and  is found in almost all kinds of habitats (except very thick  wet evergreen forests and grasslands)  . It is among the most prominent butterflies to visit  city parks and gardens and is most  active during noontime &  afternoons.

Common Jezebel

It flies fast and  flies high in the canopy and can travel long distances.It prefers to be in the canopy except when it is feeding on flowers of shrubs . Its is protected from predators by unpalatable alkaloids in its body. It flies in a leisurely manner and it basks (with their wings closed) and sleeps on the overhanging branches of tall trees.

( Reference –WikipediaButterflies of Peninsular India by Krushnamegh Kunte )

Please click on the image to see full view.There is one more shot of this ( please click here ) , but I liked the one displayed above. Let me know which one you like.

Nikon D300S with Nikkor 70 -300 mm VR, in Hebbal lake , Banglore.