Sunday, September 25, 2011

Eurashian Marsh Harrier - female

Was going through my archives when i found some decent images of the Female Eurasian Marsh Harrier.

The marsh harriers prefer wetlands or marshy areas, especially those rich in common reed. Migratory as they are, the come down to India during winters around September-October and remain until March after which they head back to their homeland.
Marsh harriers feed on small birds, amphibians, fish and small mammals. On some occasions they have been known to hunt larger birds such as flamingos.

I quite liked this setting where the brown colored bird was sitting amongs the dried up reeds and some scorched patches of grass.

female marsh harrier
female marsh harrierFemale Marsh Harrier



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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Greater Spotted Eagle - Nictitating Membrane

In this image, you can see the nictitating membrane covering the eye of the Greater Spotted Eagle. The nictitating membrane is usually a transparent or translucent membrane that moves horizontally over the birds eye to clear dirt in the eyes and also to moisture them.

Greater Spotted Eagle nictitating membrane displayNictitating membrane displayed over the eye of a Greater Spotted Eagle


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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tawny-bellied Babbler

These guys are very-VERY skittish, and was quite a challenge getting them, or maybe im not yet experienced at photographing them. :D


tawny bellied babbler or tawny-bellied babblerTawny-bellied Babbler


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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Black Wood Spider

A short trip to Somanhalli Lake on Kanakpura Road, and i ended up with this image. I never expected myself to be shooting spiders at 500mm!! :)

The light was poor, and all the muck after the rains wasn't helping either. I then came across this spider. Since the sun was behind the subject i thought of using a flash for fill-in, but at the last moment changed my mind and decided to get a little creative. Hope you liked the image.

giant wood spider against the lightBlack Wood Spider


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Difference between Adult and Juvenile Egyptian Vultures

I had a lovely day shooting Egyptian Vultures with my friends Sameer & Vinay.

In this post you can see the stark difference between the adult and juvenile Egyptian Vultures.

adult and juvenile egyptian vultureJuvenile(Left) and Adult(right) Egyptian Vultures


egyptian vulture in flightEgyptian vulture in flight



juvenile egyptian vulture in flightJuvenile egyptian vulture in flight


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Thursday, September 1, 2011

The common raptor - Pariah Kite

One of the most common raptors, these birds have taken to scavenging and stealing food instead of actually making a kill. A bird that i really LOVE!! :)

Pariah Kite

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