It’s a Hammerkop

Hamerkop - Scopus umbretta
Hamerkop - Scopus umbretta

So you have been waiting for the first image from my trip to East Africa. I could have put in many other dramatic things like the Lion, Rhino, Cheetah or the Hippo but I felt that those mammals are rather cliched. So I decided to put a common but unique bird Read more about the Hammerkop

The anniversary of blah!

The anniversary of blah!

“Aren’t you two bored of each other?” The question took me by surprise! No it has never occurred to me that I will get bored of Swati, but then perhaps I am too naive when it comes to marital relationships. For me this is one relationship where things are in black and white without any … Continue reading The anniversary of blah!

Rikki Tikki Tavi – Indian Gray Mongoose

Rikki Tikki Tavi – Indian Gray Mongoose

While the Indian folklore is full of tales about how the mongoose is the fiercest enemy of the snake and is generally looked upon as the good guy, the tale which really endeared me to the mongoose was Rudyard Kipling’s short story Rikki Tikki Tavi¬† in his novel Jungle Book.

Photographing Butterflies – A mini HowTo

Photographing Butterflies – A mini HowTo

When my above butterfly picture made it to Flickr explore, making the count of my butterflies in explore to five I got a couple of request for writing a HowTo about capturing good butterfly pictures. I am not claiming to be an expert in butterflies nor do I assume that I have taken exceptional pictures … Continue reading Photographing Butterflies – A mini HowTo

Forty on Flickr explore

Forty on Flickr explore

1. Dark Blue Tiger, 2. Great Cormorant pair, 3. Indian Flying-fox (Pteropus giganteus), 4. The hidden dozen, can you find them?, 5. Little or Striated Heron, 6. Summer is here!!!, 7. The critically endangered Long-billed or Indian Vulture, 8. Pale-Billed Flowerpecker, 9. The critically endangered Red-headed Vulture., 10. Happy birthday Swati!!, 11. Bay-backed shrike – … Continue reading Forty on Flickr explore

Great Cormorant – A vicious cycle?

Great Cormorant – A vicious cycle?

Currently IUCN Red list classifies the conservation status of the Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo, as of Least concern. However it was not so always

Life Updates!

Was going through older posts searching where to people land up with the weird search terms that I so often keep seeing in the analytics screen I felt the urge to do an LJ style update post (Take that Twitter!! You just don’t make the cut). Things which are dominating my free time?¬† TV serials: … Continue reading Life Updates!

Pale-billed Flowerpecker

Pale-billed Flowerpecker

This bird is rather plain looking, it not is endangered or rare but still getting a full frame photograph was a thrill! Pale-billed flowerpecker (Dicaeum erythrorhynchos) is a tiny bird, 8 cm long, and is one of the smallest birds occurring in most parts of southern India and Sri Lanka. It is reportedly common in … Continue reading Pale-billed Flowerpecker

Bay-backed Shrike

Bay-backed Shrike

This post is merely for testing my latest Flickr related WordPress plugin – Flickr foto info. If you view this post on my blog – hover your mouse over the picture above…. Amongst other thing – this picture made it to Flickr explore on 27th Feb 2010, rising to #5 You can grab the plugin … Continue reading Bay-backed Shrike