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Sunday at Hoskote

Every visit to Hoskote lake in Bangalore has been excellent till date. Last Sunday's visit was no less exciting. Here's a photo tour...


An Ashy Prinia breaks the exoskeleton of a bug by repeatedly thrashing it on the perch...


White-breasted Kingfisher...





White-cheeked Barbet...






Brahminy Kite...



Crimson Rose Butterfly...










Black Drongo...


Black-velvet Leatherleaf slug...






When the Bitter gourd fruit is fully ripe, it turns orange and mushy, and splits into segments which curl back dramatically to expose seeds covered in bright red pulp...



Long-tailed shrike...


Grey Heron...



Green Bee-Eater...











Pelicans...


Furry caterpillar...





A shocked dragonfly after surviving a bird attack...


Indian silverbill...


Green Jewel bug...











Show stopper of the day was a Pied Kingfisher that was seen hovering over the water to detect prey...


Diving vertically bill-first to capture fish...


Making a splash with great force...


And flies away with the snack...


35 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! Even the slug is beautiful in its way.
    I can see that you spent a lot of time on the photographs and the creation of this post. I think it is time well spent.

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  2. I want to send along my sincere thanks for your sharing this fabulous post this week with us birders!

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  3. Gorgeous! I am especially drawn to the stunning colours of the butterfly and bug. Thanks you for sharing.

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  4. What a wonderful nature - great captures 👏🏻

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  5. Love the Green Bee Eater and the Jewel bug!! So colorful!

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  6. I'm jealous of your photography each and every time you share.
    Thanks for your talent, and for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/07/july-4-images-from-dc.html

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  7. Wow...the shot of the Kingfisher hitting the water is amazing!
    Your work is just amazing.

    Thank you for sharing.

    - Lisa

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  8. Wow! As I scrolled I kept thinking "Ooooh, this is my favorite" and then I'd see the next one and think.. "nope this one is." Such stunning nature photos! I love them.

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  9. Awesome photos. Every one is stunning. Thanks for linking up on Life at Rossmont.

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  10. What a beautiful collection of bird photos. You are truly talented.
    My favourites were the bee-eater and the shrike, and I always enjoy pelicans!
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  11. The shot of the kite in flight is amazing. Some great macros of the caterpillars too. Thank you for linking up to #PointShoot 📸

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  12. Stunning photos! Love all the photography of the birds.

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  13. Oh, I am awash with photo envy! AND bird envy... insects too. Beautiful, thank you!

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  14. Hello,
    What a series! The bee eater is great.
    I would like to see that butterfly one day!

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  15. You always have such wonderful and diverse things to show us! I love the little bee eaters.

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  16. Wow, so many amazing images here

    Mollyx

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  17. I have never seen a rose colored butterfly! Beautiful! The king fisher is beautiful too!
    Have a lovely week.

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  18. That butterfly is TDF! Lovely, stunning, and wordless! xoxo #pointshoot xo

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  19. Wow these are some of the most stunning captures I've seen in a long time. I am totally bowled over by your photography skills and the best part is that they are of wild life. I'm a big fan of flora and fauna and I'm so thrilled to have you link up with Esha and me for #WordlessWednesday.
    Hope to see you regularly and soak in your incredible pictures. Thank you.
    Cheers!

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    1. My post is at: https://natashamusing.com/2018/07/solo-sunsets-wordless-wednesday/

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  20. A great collection of fascinating wildlife!

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  21. Life: All Around Us if we Stop, Look & Listen. And that's very important.
    xx's

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  22. Oh my goodness, what an amazing array of beautiful creatures. Some I have never seen. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing
    MB

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  23. Hello, beautiful captures of the birds and insects. I love the kingfisher diving. Awesome photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.

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  24. Amazing pictures ....very nice post ....thanks for sharing ....

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  25. Nature is amazing! Love seeing your beautiful photos :)

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