Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ramanagara still Rocks!

It has been quite long since I went to one of my favorite places around - Ramanagaram.

The vultures always fascinated me and the ambiance there was something that would enjoy the most... The huge rocks and the view of the surrounding peaks give such a nice feel that I almost loose myself everytime I go there.

Today morning Adi (Adithya U N) and me headed to Ramanagarm with the thought that it may be cloudy and the opportunity for the photography may be a bit less. But we were proved wrong!

The morning was good with a positive sign of very thin and fast moving clouds.

I spent experimenting with my new flash with the possibilities of triggering it remotely with the help of built in flash as commander. Liked some of the results. Looks a promising strategy whenever I am photographing inside jungles of Western Ghats.

As slowly the Sun was coming up so were the Egypsian Vultures started scavenging... There were a pair of them...

And luckily this time they gave us some real good opportunities...

Then entered another hero of the of the area - Shaheen Falcon! On all my visits whenever I saw him, he was very far off! This was my closest encounter with this guy of the area. Their speed is something which should be seen to believe! Incredibly fast they are and they kill their prey by their sheer speed before they hit them in air.

On our way back after packing everything, it was a small blue king fisher which again made us to go on ground again.

Bird looked to be quite bold and allowed some close approach.

All in all, a quite satisfactory visit it was and that too after quite a long time....Good to see that Ramanagara still Rocks! :)


1 comment:

molarbear's posts said...

Loved the photographs, and I hope one day I too see the Shaheen Falcon somewhat closer...!

The light on the Kingfisher in the last photo is wonderful.