Monday, December 22, 2008

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Captivating Kutch 1 - Grey necked - bunting
Grey necked Bunting at dawn on dew-clad cactus
1/500 sec @ f8 500mm

Friday, December 12, 2008

Captivating Kutch 3 - Eurasian Eagle Owl
Taken on our trip to the Greater Rann of Kutch
this was our first sighting of the species
in the Banni Grasslands.
It was one of the most memorable moments of the trip.
taken from inside the car a beanbag was used for supporting the lens
as the light was low.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

dragonfly - repost

A lot of dragonflies were flying around at this particular
spot. This image was shot keeping the camera on manual
exposure mode while pre-focusing the lens at its minimum
focusing distance and keeping a small aperture to
maximize the depth of field, waiting for it to fly
in that zone against the orange sky.
The Prince Of Gir

The sun had disappeared and we didn’t have a single lion
sighting on that particular safari, while returning we
suddenly stumbled upon a lioness with two juveniles
hardly 10-15 meters from our jeep. Using the homemade
beanbag on the side of the jeep and resting the lens on it
helped to get a shake free image, everybody in the vehicle
co-operated when they were asked to freeze before
shooting a few frames using the motor drive.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

aah! that feels good
This male was lying near the waterhole rolling on this rock scratching the parts of its body which were hard to reach otherwise. as the light was very low, the camera was supported on a beanbag, every body in the jeep co-operated when asked to freeze.
500mm Lens 1/125 sec at f8 ISO 800

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Semi Finalists

Recently got an email from the
Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards.
Unfortunately, I didn't win any prizes, but these two photos
which are also our personal favorites
made it to the semi-finals.

Friday, May 2, 2008

These little waders are very difficult to get close.
I had to slowly crawl on my elbows like a soldier to get
a reasonable size image of this stint in beautiful plumage,
the bottom part of the image looks green because of the low angle
and the grass in the foreground near the lens

Monday, April 7, 2008

blackbuck @ velavadar
This was made on our 2nd trip to the Velavadar national park
in two years,
as we reached there the sun was just rising
and the blackbuck were feeding,

liked the rimlighting on the antelope hence focused on the backlit
instead of the frontlit one that was on the other side of our car.
suddenly one of the females started to run and leap out of the grass.

luckily we were there on time to photograph it.
this was the only shot sharp enough to keep as the light was low.

Monday, March 17, 2008

godwits fighting

These godwits were preventing each other from intruding their patch near a lake, both of them were continuously feeding but both of thought that the grass was greener on the other side and tried invading each others patch, at times hitting each other with their beaks. while the poor photographer was sitting in the muck with his shoes stuck in and his trousers dirty - giving joy to all who passed by. on one instance one of the godwits got a really nasty hit and fell down but got up and started fighting again till both of them flew away.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

asiatic lion cubs with mom
Bought a new sigma 50-500 DG. very happy with the results so far. this one was shot on the third trip with the new lens. one of my dream come true to watch the cubs with their mom.

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