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One of my favourite click of my favourite raptor, the Peregrine Falcon. This was shot in the Little Rann of Kutch in India. I have a detailed blogpost at

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My first photography post here and I thought it would be apt if I start with an extreme closeup of the gentle giant

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“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” – George Eastman

Have you ever tried shooting the night sky? If not, give it a whirl. It could get quite addictive.

I shot this image over 3 hours while on a family vacation in a coffee estate near Chikamagalur.

Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss. But every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.
Wendelin Van Draanen

The state bird of Uttarakhand, the Himalayan Monal, is a wonderfully coloured bird.

I had written two interesting blogs about this one.

"Let me bring you songs from the wood:
to make you feel much better than you could know.
Dust you down from tip to toe.
Show you how the garden grows.
Hold you steady as you go.
Join the chorus if you can..." {from Songs from the Wood by Jethro Tull)

This is the Nicotiana Tabacum flower. Laden with early morning dew in the winter, it does make for a pretty picture, doesn't it?

Found a little lake by the doctor’s office with a path that goes half way around. The lake isn’t that interesting right now, but the path is.

"Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness." - Jimmie Davis

If you haven't been to Arunachal Pradesh, then you must put it in your list. The untouched forests there are a completely higher level of beauty. Just remember to bring back every bit of non-biodegradable thing that you take with you.

This is a Chestnut-crowned Warbler - I just love how thoughtfully his colour scheme has been designed.

Barleria Prionitis (or Vajradanti) is also known as the Porcupine flower. Apparently, its leaves may have a potential as a therapeutic drug for the treatment of anxiety-like disorders. Walking on a path lined with them at the Aravalli Biodiversity Park Gurgaon is as therapeutic.

A single Vajradanti flower against a backdrop of a sea of Vajradanti, with a gentle wind blowing and a muted evening sun casting a golden hue on the entire frame.

Dichrostachys cinerea (Goya Khair), is another of the useful plants that you will find at the Aravalli Biodiversity Park in Gurgaon. It also goes by the name Sicklebush.

The park itself is a young, rejuvenated forest and should be on your list if you are in Delhi/NCR.

“Owl," said Rabbit shortly, "you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest - and when I say thinking I mean thinking - you and I must do it.” - A.A. Milne

This is an image of a Little Owl. Shot in Tso Kar in . He was very alert to my presence and kept a close watch on what I was upto. For more details and some more images of this guy click

Birds in flight fascinate me. And I love falcons - am intrigued by their migration patterns, their speed and agility.

This is a picture of 3200+ Amur Falcons taken at dawn. They were part of a huge flock that took off just as we climbed the watchtower at Pangti in Nagaland - an overwhelmingly awesome sight. These Amur Falcons undertake a phenomenal annual migration - read about it here -

Phone camera has a long exposure mode so I tried some stars 😁 It came out well, especially for a phone! :o

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” – Aaron Rose

This is an image of the Southern Coucal shot at Thattekkad in Kerala. When this bird popped into the view-finder I realised that I had too much of a lens to capture the entire bird. The standout feature for me were the eyes - ruby red with a black cornea. It was mesmerising and I knew, instinctively, that the eye needed to grab attention in the image.

“To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul” – Andri Cauldwell

This is a Grey Langur shot a couple of years back at Bandhavgarh. What really caught my attention when I looked through the viewfinder were his eyes. There is something quite arresting about his gaze - seems almost as if he is lost in his thoughts.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill.

This is 'Panning' shot of a Painted Stork from Bharatpur.

While it does get frustrating at times because there are so many things that can go fractionally haywire and result in a wasted effort, getting even a half-decent shot is immensely satisfying.

The blogpost has more detail on how to -

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