Jul 082016
7 day Nature Photo Challenge On Facebook

My Images for 7 day Nature Photo Challenge A few days ago I was invited by fellow traveler and blogger Pooja Bhatt to participate in 7 days Nature Challenge. The rules of the challenge are that you post one new image every day and nominate somebody else to take the challenge further. I was a  bit reluctant to participate in the same as I have joined the  7-day nature challenge earlier also on the invitation of other friends.  But Pooja insisted that I must share my images.  So over a period of 7 days I shared images, but as [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 122013
53 Reasons to Save Botanical Garden Kondapur

  Save Botanical Garden Kondapur- Here are more than 53 reasons to sign a petition to save it I visit Kondapur Botanical Garden very often both with my family as with our nature club GHAC Nature. I have written posts about visit to botanical garden earlier on this blog Visit to Botanical Garden Kondapur After that also we regularly visit Botanical Garden for its beautiful flowers, fresh air and above all the hundreds of birds that are found there. Unfortunately for some time there are some plans by the government to convert a part of the botanical garden into [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 122013
A Road Trip from Hyderabad to Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

    A Road Trip to Nagarjuna Sagar Dam from Hyderabad There are many nice trips from Hyderabad that you can take, we visited Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and stayed in Haritha Vijay Vihar hotel situated right on the bank of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam reservoir. Nagarjuna Sagar is one of the largest masonry dams in the world and supplies water and electricity to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.  Our visit happened around Christmas when we were looking for some family time together.  It is very easy to book rooms in all APTDC properties using their website and you can pay online and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 032012
Kondapur Botanical Garden With GHAC Nature

  A Morning Visit to Kondapur Botanical Garden with GHAC Nature I had participated in the  first bird watching trip organized by GHAC long back, it was in Kondapur botanical garden, Hyderabad, at that  point the botanical garden was not in very good shape due to extreme summer.  Sunbird Enjoying Nectar I was pleasantly surprised when we visited again with GHAC nature in the morning. Monsoons have changed the complexion of the gardens. It was lush green every where sprinkled with colorful flowers, and the little pond in the corner was full of water with common Coots and little [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 012012
Birdwatching at Mrugavani National Park  Hyderabad Telangana

A Visit To Mruguvani National Park for Birdwatching  Recently I went again to Mrugavani National Park in the morning,  I got up without an alarm at 7 am on Sunday and thinking this is some divine sign decided to hit the road. It is only about 5 km from our home and is one of the last surviving green lungs for the city of Nizams. It is approachable both from Mehdipattnam via Lunger House and Hitech City via Outer ring road on the way to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Shamshabad. You take exit 18 on the airport highway on the Vikarabad [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 282012
Purple Sunbird is not Hummingbird

Hummingbird vs Sunbird in India As mentioned in the earlier post I was able to capture the hummingbird or more accurately the purple sunbird in the camera.  Why I say Sunbird is that Hummingbirds are only naturally found in the Americas, what we have in India are Sunbirds. They seem to have developed independently and as their habitat and feeding habits are similar they look and behave very similar to each other. But scientifically there are no Hummingbirds found in India or Asia for that matter.  I am totally amazed at the way nature works. Two continents separated by thousands [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 252012

Today was my lucky day, while walking in the compound I noticed a bush outside the boundry that had fragnant, though non descript flowers. I decided to investigate and to my amazement a female humming bird was doing acrobatics on the flowers. I took out my phone to take some pics but she was too fast to be captured by a phone camera. I was in too mind to continue my walk or get the camera. The Nikonian defeated the walker by a wide margin and I went back to get the camera. But by the time I returned [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 222012
Birds Around PBEL II

Observing Birds in City Bulbul The humming bird remains elusive and is beating the fastest shutter speed I have tried. It seems Shutter priority mode is is not the thing to do. But I was lucky again and caught the Indian Bulbul and a Pied Bushchat enjoying a worm.  The Early Bird Catches The Worm I will continue to try to shoot the Hummingbird, any suggestions on camera settings would be welcome. To read the earlier post in this series please click here Thanks for reading, do leave a comment.

Nov 112011
Visit To Botanical Garden In Kondapur Hyderabad

The Bug And The Buds  I recently visited the Botanical Garden in Kondapur, Hyderabad with a group of click happy shutterbugs; the walk was organized by TCPC or Twin City Photography Club.     Adenium Flowers The botanical garden itself is spread in acres and is lush green with mesmerizing flora; it also has a water garden with a central fountain and ducks swimming in the pond.  There is also a deep artificial lake dug on one side to store rain water and is now frequented by various migratory birds. Cycle Of Life Honey In The Making The back [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]