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Macro Experiments

On a rainy Sunday morning, when you cannot get out for a bird watching walk, I decided to experiment with my Canon 100 mm Macro lens in my garden. Here are the photos I captured...


Pumpkin flower...


Leaves of Clitoria Ternatea...


Periwinkle...








 Flower of Ivy Gourd...


Ivy Gourd...





  Plectranthus Amboinicus...


Rose leaf...


Cherry Tomato flower...





and sonny...










Photo walk at Hebbal lake

Back in February, on one of  my many photo walks at Hebbal lake, I caught a glimpse of a spotted owl. The spotted owl is said to be a regular sight there. On that day, I could only capture its peep. I revisited Hebbal lake to get a better view of the bird and in the bargain I also spotted a few other birds. Here's a photo tour... 



The owl was very shy this time too. This is the only shot I could get...


Ashy Prinia...








 Rose-ringed parakeet...





Shikra...


Shikra is a small bird of prey. It was a favourite among falconers in India due to the ease with which it could be trained and was frequently used to procure food for the more prized falcons.






Male Koel...


The beautiful sunrise...









Morning walk at Jakkur lake

My Sunday morning walk at Jakkur lake was so picturesque with blue sky and fluffy clouds. You are guaranteed to spot a lot of critters along the 4 km track encircling the lake. The views will soothe you as much as the birds frustrate you with their mysterious ways. 
Here's a photo tour...




Pelican framed...


Female Loten's Sunbird...











Black Drongo...





Dragonfly...



Brahminy Kite...





Chameleon in its hard-to-spot camouflage... 


Green Bee-eater with its catch...


This one is surely feeling left out...


Oriole...





Orioles weave beautiful nests...


Another dragonfly. See the colorful shadow seeping through its wings...


Lesser whistling ducks...


Green Bee Eater...











Purple-rumped Sunbird...





Painted Stork...


Pelicans in synchronous swimming...


Spot-billed duck...



Shells...


Spotted dove...


White-cheeked Barbet...


White-cheeked Barbet...





Fence sitter among the Green Bee Eaters...






Excitement on seeing bees...



Common Kingfisher...


Amusing to see its tail go up when it stretches its neck...


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