International Tiger Day 2016

Tiger, Kanha

Tiger in its habitat, Kanha

Nikon D5100, f/5.6, 1/100, ISO 100, focal length 300mm

I salute the tiger conservation programme. The luckiest day for us when we spotted not one but two tigers. This collared tiger does not seem to be too happy to have his territory invaded by us.

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Breaking Dawn!

Early morning view of Jaffa town  D5100, f/4.5, 1/10, ISO 800, Lens 55-300 at 62mm (35mm FL 93)

Early morning view of Jaffa town
D5100, f/4.5, 1/10, ISO 800, Lens 55-300 at 62mm (35mm FL 93)

A stunning view of Jaffa, Israel from my hotel at Tel Aviv, at dawn. I could not sleep, probably Read More →

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Vantage Point!

Female House Sparrow D5100,Nikon D5100, f/20, 1/200. ISO 200, at 300mm (35mm fl 450mmm)

Female House Sparrow
D5100,Nikon D5100, f/20, 1/200. ISO 200, at 300mm (35mm fl 450mmm)

This bird . a female house sparrow, seemed to show us the way in front of us. It would Read More →

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Mumbai CST!

Mumbai CST at night. Photo Credit - Aashish Vasudevan Nikon D5100, f/3.5, 1/5s, ISO 400, 18mm(equiv 27mm)

Mumbai CST at night. Photo Credit – Aashish Vasudevan
Nikon D5100, f/3.5, 1/5s, ISO 400, 18mm(equiv 27mm)

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, AKA Victoira Terminus (VT), COmes to life at night with the beatiful illumication.
The play of lights accentuates every nooks and elevations of this 130 years old Station Bulding. It is also one of the finest example of Victorian Gothic style of architecture.

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Wat Chalong in Phuket

Wat Chalong in Phuket.  Nikon D5100, f/11, 1/500, ISO 100, 18mm (equiv 27mm)

Wat Chalong in Phuket.
Nikon D5100, f/11, 1/500, ISO 100, 18mm (equiv 27mm)

Wat Chalong is the most important and most visited Buddhist temple in Phuket. The ambience is just awesome. This image is one of the many structures within the temple complex. It is said that a small piece of Buddha’s Read More →

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Family Time!

A family of Spotted deers at Kanha Wildlife sanctuary. Nikon D5100, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 200, 80mm (equiv 120mm)

A family of Spotted deers at Kanha Wildlife sanctuary.
Nikon D5100, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 200, 80mm (equiv 120mm)

The adults of the family were very watchful of us Read More →

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A view from the Sky Terrace 428 in Hong Kong

A view from the Peak in HongKong.  D5100, f/3.5, multiple values for shutter  speed from 1/2 sec to 1/15 HDR using 4 frames

A view from the Peak in HongKong.
D5100, f/3.5, multiple values for shutter speed from 1/2 sec to 1/15
HDR using 4 frames

This is perhaps the most photographed view in Hong Kong, the view from the Victoria Peak Tower, Sky Terrace 428 ! I waited a couple hours for the Read More →

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Black Drongo

Black Drongo at Kanha Nikon D5100, f/6.3, 1/640, ISO 200, 300mm (35mm equiv 450)

Black Drongo at Kanha
Nikon D5100, f/6.3, 1/640, ISO 200, 300mm (35mm equiv 450)

At Kanha Wild Life reserve, while returning after spotting the two tigers Read More →

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A view from Kuari Pass!

This is right from Kuari Pass at 3840M .

Nikon D5100, f/9, 1/640, ISO 100. 55mm (equiv 82mm)  A view from  Kuari Pass.  Neelkanth, Ghori, Haathi and Dunagiri peaks all in one frame

Nikon D5100, f/9, 1/640, ISO 100. 55mm (equiv 82mm)
A view from Kuari Pass. Neelkanth, Ghori, Haathi and Dunagiri peaks all in one frame

Same photo in Black and White. Sometimes, Read More →

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Mount Batur

NIKON D5100, f/22, 1/80, ISO 100, 18mm (equiv 27mm)  A View of Mount Batur

NIKON D5100, f/22, 1/80, ISO 100, 18mm (equiv 27mm)
A View of Mount Batur

This is a view of Mount Batur or Gurung Batur (as it is called in Bahasa Indonesia) from the hills of Read More →

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Overexposed!

Canon SX60 HS, f/8, 1/60, ISO 100  Bangalore Airport

Canon SX60 HS, f/8, 1/60, ISO 100
Bangalore Airport

Some times overexposing deliberately gives the picture a different effect. It works especialy well if the background Read More →

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Surfer at Uluwatu!

Surfing at Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia NIKON D5100, f/7.1, 1/800, ISO 200, 300mm

Surfing at Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
NIKON D5100, f/7.1, 1/800, ISO 200, 300mm

Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia is one of the best places for Surfing in the world. From morning till sundown, one can see Surfers both learners and experts skimming the surf. In fact I met a couple who were here for a month just for surfing!

Best months for surfing is April to August.

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Whatsup buddy?

A type of Lizard in the precincts of Caesaria  NIikon D5100, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 100 , 300mm (~~35mm equivalent 450)

A type of Lizard in the precincts of Caesaria
NIikon D5100, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 100 , 300mm (~~35mm equivalent 450)

A type of garden lizard seems to ask Julius Caesar in caesaria, Israel. I found this looking over at the amphitheater on the other side.

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Divine Sunset!

Sunset in Haridwar, from the banks of Ganga

Sunset in Haridwar, from the banks of Ganga

We were walking along the waterfront in Haridwar, going towards Har ki Pauri ghat, when I looked back and saw this.

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Kawah Ratu, Tangkuban Perahu

Queen’s Crater at Mount Tangkuban Perahu

Located in West Java District of Bandung in Indonesia, the national park of Mount Tangkuban Perahu has an altitude of 2048 Metres at its highest point and is only 20KM from Bandung City

Queen's Crater or Kawah Ratu D5100, f/8, 1/250, ISO 100, 18mm (35mm focal length ~ 27)

Queen’s Crater or Kawah Ratu
D5100, f/8, 1/250, ISO 100, 18mm (35mm focal length ~ 27)

Queens Crater is the biggest volcanic crater and the bowl is 500M deep.
This is an active volcano with an eruption in 2013 and several seismic activities in January 2015. One can see smoke coming out at some points.

The rim is easily accessible by road upto a height of 1800M from where we can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view.

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