Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hebbal Lake, Bangalore - 2nd Dec, 2009

9 AM is way to late for birding, esp in sunny conditions, but anyway having absolutely nothing to do, i still decided to head to Hebbal Lake, which happens to be pretty close to my place. Entered the place and made a pretty decent image of a Brahminy Kite with catch, had just a sec to frame this shot, manually focused.
Brahminy Kite

W walking around when a bunch of school kids shouted 'KINGFISHER', before i reached the spot an entire group had gathered there and chased the bird off. Bad Luck!!
Spotted a lot of Purple Moorhens, but them being very skittish, i could hardly click a good pic of them. Saw a few Green Bee-eaters(a first time for me at Hebbal Lake). Spotted a few MArsh Harriers, but couldn't photograph them.
Purple Moorhen

Got a message from both the Vinays(Vinay V. & Vinay L.), saying that they also were heading to the lake. Spotted a pair of black birds. Vinay L., with his binoculars was quick to identify them as Bronze-winged Jacanas. Got only a record shot of it.
Bronze-winged Jacana

Loved one of the bee-eater pics, thanks Vinay for pointing this one out.
Green Bee-eater

Clicked a Purple Heron, uploading it just to add one more to the species list. :D Also liked the Squirrel with a baby in its mouth pic.
Purple Heron

Indian Palm Squirrel

All images shot with Canon EOS 1D Mk II on Av mode and Sigma 135-400mm DG APO Hand-held and manually focused.

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  1. Hand-held AND manually focused! These are super shots Angad. So I get to see many new species and particularly like the Kite, Bee-eater and of course the squirrel.

    P.S. Hope mum got a chance to look at the 'green' garden. If she has time to search "flowers / plants" she will find lots more from earlier this year. Cheers Frank.

  2. This is my first visit, wow!
    Great shots and I can't believe you're not using a tripod or monopod. Even with a monopod, my shots aren't that clear!

  3. Wow fantastic. I'm so happy I decided to visit your blog!!! The green bee eater shot is splendid but I alos love a lot the squirrel. These shots are amazingly beautiful!


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