Saturday, December 18, 2010

When Babies Sleep

Well that's the best caption i could think of for this cute little thing.. :)

Slender Loris
Nikon D3S + Nikkor 80-400mm VR

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Slender Loris

Back with another Slender Loris image.. Hope you enjoyed viewing it. For those of you on Facebook, do join my page at Angad Achappa Photography

SLENDER LORIS
Nikon D3S + Nikkor 80-400mm VR


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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Slender Loris

Been long since i posted here, was actually out assisting a pretty famous wildlife filmaker from Germany... Anyway here are a few images of the Slender Loris, which happens to be a very very shy mammal during the day... Hope you enjoyed them.

Slender Loris In Its Habitat
Nikon D3S + Nikkor 80-400mm VR


Slender Loris
Nikon D3S + Nikkor 80-400mm VR


Slender Loris Climbing Down a Tree
Nikon D3S + Nikkor 80-400mm VR


Slender Loris At Night
Nokia N97 mini :)

All these images were taken in Devarayanadurga, Karnataka. A special thanks to Ivo Norenberg whose equipment was used for these images. The D3S performed excellently. :)

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bonnet Macaques



Bonnet Macaque with baby
Canon EOS 40D + Sigma 50-500mm
Bandipur, Karnataka


Bonnet Macaque - Male
Canon EOS 20D + Sigma 135-400mm
Kyathadevara Gudi, Karnataka



Bonnet Macaque - thinking male
Canon EOS 20D + Sigma 135-400mm
Kyathadevara Gudi, Karnataka



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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

White-cheeked Green Barbet

This is one of the many barbets residing around my office. Shot in the morning with a very overcast sky, hence the grainy pic. This one's just for the records.

White-cheeked Green Barbet

Canon EOS 20D + Sigma 170-500mm APO

Lens borrowed from my friend Piyush.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lovely Lady - Common Kestrel (female)

Couple of pics of the famous Bangalore female Kestrel. Hope you liked them.


Common Kestrel (female)
Canon EOS 40D + Sigma 50-500mm

Both images shot hand-held and in Av mode.


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Friday, May 28, 2010

Indian Peafowl

Indian Peafowl
Canon EOS 40D + Sigma 50-500mmg

Shot this pic at Bandipur.


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Friday, May 21, 2010

Bonnet Macaque

A couple of images from one of my old Bandipur visits. Found these two kids 'monkeying' around and decided to make a few images. Hope you'll like them.



Bonnet Macaque
Canon EOS 400D + Sigma 135-400mm


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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Greater Spotted Eagle with kill

These images are from the same Jan series of the Greater Spotted Eagle. As we entered our regular shooting area, we noticed this eagle being harassed by a lot of kites. On closer inspection we found the Eagle siting with a snake that it had just killed. My friend Vinay and I were fortunate enough to make quite a few images.

Being continuously harassed by the kites, the eagle took-off in search of a more peaceful spot.

Greater Spotted Eagle in flight with snake kill


Followed the eagle flying till it perched a little distance away and made a few more images.

Greater Spotted Eagle with snake kill

All images shot with Canon EOS 40D + Sigma 50-500mm courtesy Vinay & Rajesh respectively.

Incase you missed the previous post with this guy: click HERE


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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Baby Godzilla - Chameleon

Another one from the archives from the Bandipur Trip. Found this guy crossing the road...

Chameleon
Canon EOS 400D + Sigma 135-400mm


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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Portrait of a Pond Heron

Another of the old images that i happened to find lying on my comp.

Pond Heron
Canon EOS 40D + The Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS USM


One of the most commonly found birds in and around the City, I found the color of this Pond Heron to be quite different when compared to most of them. A lot more 'whiter' as compared to the common pale-brown coloration.

Camera & Lens borrowed from my friend Vinay L for this shot.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Tawny Eagle

Another post of the same Tawny Eagle that i had posted earlier, this image was shot from under the car, yes UNDER THE CAR! :)

Tawny Eagle
Canon EOS 20D + Sigma 135-400mm
Location: Bangalore, India

A little info about the Tawny Eagle from Wiki:
Length: 62–72 cm
Wingspan: 165–185 cm
Weight: 1.6–2.4 kg
The Tawny Eagle's diet is largely fresh carrion of all kinds, but it will kill small mammals up to the size of a rabbit, reptiles and birds up to the size of guineafowl. It will also steal food from other raptors.
The call of the Tawny Eagle is a crow-like barking, but it is rather a silent bird except in display.


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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tawny Eagle!!

P.S. I had wrongly quoted the bird as 'Steppe Eagle' earlier. After some debate over the ID by some experts, it was identified as the 'Tawny Eagle'

Finally managed to get the Tawny Eagle(the first time being more of record shots on my first visit to this water-body). Made a few images. More to follow soon.

All images shot handheld and manually focused with: Canon EOS 20D + Sigma 135-400mm

Thanks for viewing. :)

Tawny Eagle



Tawny Eagle - Drinking Water



Tawny Eagle - Preening


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Monday, April 12, 2010

Short-toed Snake Eagle



Short-toed Snake Eagle
Canon EOS 20D + Sigma 135-400mm

Finally managed a few record shots of this bird. :) Saw it hunt on quite a few times, but was continuously being harassed by kites. Should get some better images in the future. Thanks for viewing.


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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cattle Egrets...

Been long since i went out shooting, was on the look out for the Short-toed snake eagle. While we(Vinay L., Raju V. n I) did find a couple of STSEs in hunting mode, couldn't really make proper image. Photographed a few Cattle Egrets and a Steppe Eagle(will put up the images later tomorrow).
Cattle Egret
Canon EOS 20D + Sigma 135-400mm (hand-held)



Cattle Egret
Canon EOS 20D + Sigma 135-400mm (Hand-held)

Thanks for viewing. :)


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Friday, March 26, 2010

Another TIGER image from my Jan trip to Bandipur. :)

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Greater Spotted Eagle

A few pics from Jan. Hope you enjoyed viewing!! :)




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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Common Kestrel - Ground Level shots

After a month or two of trying, i finally managed to get myself the shot i wanted of this bird, the 'ground level shot' and believe me it isn't easy crawling on that rugged terrain. Both these images were shot with a Sigma 135-400mm DG APO(hand-held & manually focused) mounted on a Canon EOS 350D(borrowed from my friend Piyush). The other day i met a photographer in another vehicle who was shooting next to our vehicle, and said i got better images than him, as i had used the Canon 1D MkII, this is my reply to him, i have used one of the basic cameras here, and hand-held and manually-focused!

Common Kestrel


Common Kestrel

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Raptor series

Here are a few images of my fav birds - the RAPTORS!! Images shot with a Sigma 50-500mm mounted on a Canon 40D. Lens & Camera courtesy my friends Rajesh & Vinay L. respectively.

Hope you liked them.

Greater Spotted Eagle


Montagu's Harrier (male)


Montagu's Harrier (female)


Marsh Harrier (female)


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Friday, January 15, 2010

Tiger Tales - Bandipur - 12th to 14th Jan, 2010

and GOD said 'Happy Birthday Angad'


13th January, 2010
I was told to come to the safari booking counter at 6AM, reached on time. I guess it was way to early, as there wasn't a soul around, it was pitch dark and freezing. Around 6:45AM there was a little light, but unfortunately no tourists, because of which the guy at the counter informed me that the bus safari may be canceled. He told me that he'l try and request the driver of one of the lodge jeeps to take me along. Fortunately for me, the gypsy that arrived had two of India's well know wildlife photographers Giri Cavale & Jayanth Sharma. The driver agreed to take me along for a small fee. During the safari, the driver suddenly said 'sir chirthe', chirthe the local word for leopard. It was a huge male crossing the safari trail at quite some distance. As we neared it, it vanished into the bushes, my FIRST B'DAY GIFT!! :) Jayanth also informed me that it was his first leopard sighting in Bandipur. Sadly couldn't make any images. Just one showing the spots, which i wont be uploading!
In the evening i along with a new found friend(Archana) tried our luck with getting ourselves in the same gypsy, but this time there was a different driver who asked for a VERY high amount. Politely refusing this offer we decided to take the bus safari, which only cost Rs. 35/-. A few minutes into the safari, and we saw a tiger disappearing into the bushes. My first tiger sighting. SECOND B'DAY GIFT! :D We waited patiently at a nearby waterhole for about 10-15min(for which i must thank the driver & the other tourists, who unlike the regular tourists sat very quietly). Our patience paid off, the tiger appeared on the other side of the waterhole. Even though at a distance, the tiger posed well, giving us a very nice sighting of 15 mins. Managed to make a few images. I was glad that I had taken my friend Rajesh's Sigma 50-500mm and left behind my Sigma 135-400mm, the extra 100mm did make a lot of difference.
At night there was another surprising leopard sighting just behind the guest house area, close to the dining hall, where while sitting outside the dining area chatting with the cook, we saw a leopard charge at the spotted deer group that usually congregate around during evening/night time near the guest house are. The leopard missed the deer and quickly disappeared back into the forest.
I couldn't have had a more exiting birthday, my first leopard & tiger sighting on the same day!

A brief summary of my birthday:
Morning: Leopard
Evening: Tiger
Night: Leopard
:D

All images shot handheld & auto focused with a Canon EOS 40D & Sigma 50-500mm in AV mode.


Tigress at waterhole - Bandipur


Tigress drinking water - Bandipur


Tigress yawning - Bandipur


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Sunday, January 10, 2010

First of 2010!! :)

Hope you all have a great 2010!!
I finally managed to nail the Kestrel, that was eluding me. In this post i will upload only the kestrel pics. :) Hope you like them. All images have been shot with a Canon EOS-1D MkII body and Sigma 135-400mm & Sigma 50-500 on AV mode and hand held.











hope you liked the images. Comments & Critique most welcome. :)

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Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 ends on a good note! :)

Firstly Happy New year to you and your family! :) hope you all had a blast.

In this post i will combine two trips made on the 25th & the 30th of December, 2009. Both were to Hessarghatta lake. Again a lot of common species.

25th December, 2009
Headed to Hessarghatta pretty late with my friend Rahul, who's in town for a short visit. Was testing my friends Sigma 170-500mm on the 1-D MkII. The AF was pretty good, but nowhere close to a L-lens. I did however prefer the Manual Focus on a few occasions, where in AF mode, the lens began to hunt a lot.

Pariah Kite

Pied Bushchat - female


Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark

Pied Bushchat - female

Indian Roller

Indian Roller

30th December, 2009
Made my third trip to this place with Piyush on a two-wheeler. Take my word, 2-wheelers arent the best option for birding, they tend to scare away a lot of birds! :P
All images shot with Sigma 135-400mm DG APO (hand-held & manually focused)

Black Drongo

Pariah Kite

Paddyfield Pipit

Brahminy Kite

Hopefully this year, i manage to add many more species to my list. Hope you all enjoyed the pics. :)
Do leave feedback as to which pics you liked, and what you didn't.

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