Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First morning of the new year (Hebbal lake)

1st Jan, 2011

2010 is gone and a warm welcome to 2011. Last year was when my interest in photography grew to newer heights. Last year was also when I decided to record my experiences and express my self on the internet and that is why I started this photo blog.

My new year morning started with a trip to a place which I had visited a numerous times, especially after getting 70-300mm lens. Yes, it is Hebbal lake. Again being a winter morning there was lovely mist around the lake so for first few minutes I clicked few shots of the mist ridden lake. I had got better shots of the lake during my earlier trip do I did not bother to take much shots rather I was waiting for the sun to break out. Because of the slight mist the early morning sun light was nicely diffused over the lake giving it a lovely golden glow. I got some nice silhouette shots of pelican flying across the lake.

Pelican flying across morning lit lake
Now landing in water
Silhouette of pelican with pair of spotbill ducks
The morning glow and the mist disappeared in few minutes so I headed to the garden to shoot sunbirds, prinia or any thing that comes my way.

This time around I came across Tickell's Blue Flycatcher which posed for just enough time for me to get a shot.

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
Later on I chased a Purple rumped sunbird and got one shot.

Purple rumped sunbird
There were few Rose Ringed parakeets around and I got couple of shot of this beautiful bird.

Rose ringed parakeet about to take off
Rose ringed parakeet
I also saw a Cormorant lazing around. I slowly approached it from behind and took few shots.

The best catch of the day was a male Paradise Flycatcher. This beautiful bird came and sat just for few seconds. Before I could get a good shot it few away. However seeing this bird was itself so satisfying. Here is the shot that i got and it does no justice to the beauty of this bird. Maybe I can keep this shot just for a record till I get a better one.

Paradise Flycatcher (Male)
Disappointed with myself for not getting better shot of Paradise Flycatcher I thought of heading back home. While going towards the exit I spotted a Drongo, Myna and Pond heron so casually took few shots.

Black Drongo
Common Myna
Pond Heron with its reflection
So these were the shots from the first morning of the year 2011. Hope that this year gives good opportunity to travel different places, get some good shots and improve my photography skill.


  1. saved all the photos for desktop background in my laptop, nice snaps and collection AMIT

  2. No words.. Superlike!! That's all!

  3. Hey Amit,
    Nice pics as always !!! keep it up :)


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