Photo Spot: Thousand Shades Butterfly Park

The Thousand Shades Butterfly Park is located at Sector 52 of Gurugram, Haryana, India near to Tao Devi Lal Bio Diversity Park. It belongs to the Department of Forest, Haryana and is being managed by Uthaan, an NGO. We visited the Park in October last year ( 2019) and weather was right. The facility is…

Keoladeo National Park- Egyptian Vultures

The Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), also called the white scavenger vulture or pharaoh’s chicken is found from the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa  to India. Egyptian vulture was worshiped by pharaohs in Egypt because of its ability to remove garbage and remaining of dead animals. For this reason, Egyptian vulture is  known as Pharaoh’s Chicken too. Please click here to check my earlier post on Keoladeo National Park…

Keoladeo National Park- Indian Pond Heron

I had the opportunity to visit the Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan last year( December-2018). I spent two days there and definitely I am going back. I will be there next Februray (2020) if all goes well. I will be posting a series of photographs from this Bird Sanctuary and am starting with some…

Surajpur Wetland Part 3: Birds with Nikon 1 Gears

Continuing from my last post , here are some more photographs from that visit to Surajpur. And as well, my equipments were the Nikon 1 v2 mirrorless camera and the Nikon 1 70-300 VR lens. All photos had been processed using DxO OpticsPro 11 and Photoshop CC. I have found this combination of Nikon 1 v2…

Surajpur Wetland Part 2: Birds with Nikon 1 Gears

This is my second post about Surajpur Wetland that I visited last November. The last post is here which was about Purple Swamphens. I was equipped with a Nikon 1 V2 mirrorless camera and a Nikon 1 70-300 VR zoom lens and these are my attempts to snaps some birds. Although a relatively small sensor camera, I…

Surajpur Wetland: Purple Swamphen

Surajpur wetland is situated near Surajpur village in Dadri Tehsil which falls inside the District Gautam Budh Nagar under the Greater Noida Development Authority, Uttar Pradesh.It is around 25 kilometers from New Delhi. Surajpur is an excellent example of an urban wetland in Yamuna River basin and forms suitable breeding ground for waterfowl such as…

An Afternoon with a Pied Kingfisher and Nikon 1 Gear

The Equipment. A Nikon 1 V2 camera and a Nikon 1 VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens giving an equivalent focal length range of 189-810mm. An small mirrorless camera with a 1 inch sensor but with one of the best Auto-focus and subject tracking capabilities available out there. The Subject. A Pied Kingfisher (Scientific name: Ceryle rudis). Looking Hungry…