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.
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 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.
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
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
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.
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.