Shooting Snow Partridges

The alarm went off, it was 3:50 AM. It was January, and at Chopta the temperatures were way beyond freezing. The Quilt was warm and comforting and, I simply did not want to come out. Coming out would mean trekking 4 kilometers in temperatures dropping 15 to 20 degrees below freezing. Fast forward to 15 […]

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Himalayan Monal – It’s ok not to shoot

There were Himalayan Monals, lots of them, calling in the valley below. A huge group of Himalayan vultures was fighting over, what appeared to be a carcass of a Sambhar. Golden morning light began to flood the otherwise chilly valley. A mixed group of tits, warblers, laughingthrushes, and Minlas were quenching their thirst from the […]

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Shooting wildlife with a 100mm- 5 Reasons.

Try and remember the time when you first thought about doing wildlife photography, the first time you thought wow, if only I could shoot amazing wildlife photos. You went and asked people who were already doing it, and I am sure all of them told you the same story. If you want to get into […]

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Walk to your right please!!!!

“Walk to your right please” A monthly blog series about one of my most favorite image every month. This is post 4 of a 12 part series. Panting up the slopes of Raavanshila, I heard some people shouting and taking selfies. It was a young crowd of girls and guys trekking, hoping to see and […]

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Blue-fronted Redstart Kedarnath WLS

Bird Checklist Mansoona- Kedarnath WLS (Winters/Spring)

I am preparing a checklist of birds seen around my area (Kedarnath WLS) and will continue doing so till….. well forever . These are are birds which i have been able to record in the past few days. I intend to update this list whenever i have an addition to the  list. 1. Common Sparrow […]

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Bird list- Trijuginarayan

TrijugiNarayan- Bird Checklist (Dec 2017)

Below is the checklist of the birds, i was able to see/hear in the 2 days that i stayed in Trijuginarayan. Himalayan Bulbul Black Bulbul Red-vented Bulbul Blue Whistling thrush Himalayan Bluetail Common Sparrow Russet Sparrow Slaty-headed Parakeets Kalij Pheasants Golden Bush Robin Streaked Laughingthrush Variegated Laughingthrush Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Common Myna Jungle Crow Red-billed Blue […]

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Coffee Mugs- Bird Image List

Below are the images, which can be printed on your personalized Coffee Mugs. All the images below are cropped as per the Mug specifications, meaning this is how they will be printed on the Mugs. Image 1   Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 Image 6 Image 7 Image 8 Image 9 Image […]

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Nuthatch- The beautiful one!!

Today’s story describes about me shooting this beautiful Chestnut bellied Nuthatch Article 28 of “Story of the Day” Series. EXIF: Camera: Canon 7D Mark2 Lens: Canon 400mm f/5.6 Shutter speed: 1/800 Sec f-stop: f/6.3 ISO: 2000 Aperture Priority Evaluative Metering. Isn’t it an amazing feeling, when you plan something and it happens better then you […]

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Image of the day-Blog 22- Shooting a Bearded Vulture in Himalayas of Uttarakhand

Image of the day- Bearded Vulture at Chaukori

Today’s “Image of the day” describes my experience about shooting a Bearded Vulture at Chaukori Article 22 of “Image of the Day” Series. EXIF: Camera: Canon 550D Lens: Canon 400mm f/5.6 L Shutter speed: 1/240 Sec f-stop: f/6.3 ISO: 200 Aperture Priority Evaluative Metering.   Remember my camera screen which I describe in Blog 19. […]

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Image of the day-Blog 19- Shooting a Common Buzzard in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand

Image of the day- Common Buzzard

Today’s “Image of the day” is of a Common Buzzard Article 19 of “Image of the Day” Series. EXIF: Camera: Canon 550D Lens: Canon 400mm f/5.6 L Shutter speed: 1/250 f-stop: f/6.3 ISO: 200 Aperture Priority Evaluative Metering.   My bladders were bursting and I had to pee that instant. I remember that day as […]

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