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25 October 2005 @ 09:38 am
Birding on a rainy day  



A plain prinia is ready to take off!





Green bee-eater. A beautifully colored tropical bird.




Green bee-eater with broken beak!




Brahminy Starling. Dont remember seeing them before in Bangalore, but are known to be quite common.




Common Rose butterfly.




Rose-ringed parakeet



Giant wood spider. This one's real huge - a little bigger than my palm.. Follow the link if you want to see the picture, since it could scare quite a lot of people! :)








 
 
 
zhenzhizhenzhi on October 25th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
beautiful birds! and the spider is too. :-)
(¯`·._.·[ (SIL) ]·._.·´¯)cyberscorpion on October 25th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
Great Pics man.. BTB, may I know where go Birding often ?
Yathinyathin on October 25th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
> may I know where go Birding often ?

Usually haunt the areas around Kanakapura road and Mysore Road since it's closer to my house. :)
BrokenToothbrokentooth on October 25th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
Wow, the spider is just fantastic. Great stuff. Where did you take these photos by the way?
Yathinyathin on October 25th, 2005 12:47 am (UTC)
> Where did you take these photos by the way?

All in Bangalore - near Kanakpura road.
(no subject) - brokentooth on October 25th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - yathin on October 25th, 2005 01:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
thejutheju on October 25th, 2005 12:45 am (UTC)
The Spider is the best.
goofy_duck2004: Elsagoofy_duck2004 on October 25th, 2005 12:49 am (UTC)
Wow! The butterfly and the spider are my favorite's in this lot of pictures. Beautiful vibrant colours and very different from the other pictures you post :)
arucard2 on October 25th, 2005 12:51 am (UTC)
#3, Spider and butterfly are beautiful.

Butterfly -> slightly more DOF? what was aperture for that? did you use flash? I'll try not to ask too many questions next time. :)

PS: can you post exif info along with the photographs. would be really helpful. :D
Yathinyathin on October 25th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
> what was aperture for that?

f4 ... the max on my 300mm. and I was about 4-5 feet from the butterfly.


> did you use flash?

Nopes. never use flash unless it's really needed. Dont even have a seprate flash, so if I use the one that comes on the camera - it sucks anyway. :D


I use "save for web" option to get a better compression and optimization for web use and unfortunately it does not save the exif. :(
(no subject) - arucard2 on October 25th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - yathin on October 25th, 2005 02:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
Sajith T Ssajith on October 25th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
Beautiful spider.
vandanavandyvandana on October 25th, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
wanna set the butterfly on my desktop.
permission?
Yathinyathin on October 25th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
permission??????
(no subject) - vandyvandana on October 26th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - yathin on October 26th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - vandyvandana on October 26th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
IdahoSwedeidahoswede on October 25th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
Your work just blows me away as always. The first one was a real eye-catcher for me. I always forward a link to your journal when it has photos to my husband, who doesn't have a journal, but is an enthusiastic birdwatcher here in Sweden, so he can enjoy your photos as well.
Yathinyathin on October 25th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
Birdwatching is one of the most peaceful hobbies on this planet. For me, there's nothing better than sitting in a tranquil setting, listening to the chirping birds and watching them going about their business... :)
beerbalbeerbal on October 25th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
Wow!

Aren't those lantana shrubs in pics 4 and 5? I don't remember having seen them much in Bangalore.
Yathinyathin on October 25th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
Yep, Lantana.

The weed is everywhere, unfortunately. :(
tracie: moonprettyname on October 25th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
I love them all but just adore Brahminy Starling and the Parakeet. Couldn't resist looking at the spider but could have cried once I did *laughs*

much love,
tracie..x
eh_doniaeh_donia on October 25th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC)
Beautiful. (And the spider is stunning too.)
Somehow, you make the colours in the animals come alive.
Yathinyathin on October 25th, 2005 05:19 am (UTC)
It's mostly because of the lens and camera... :)
(no subject) - goofy_duck2004 on October 25th, 2005 08:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - yathin on October 25th, 2005 08:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
purrthecat: hatpurrthecat on October 25th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
Thank you for putting a cut-link to the spider. I am terribly arachnophobic, but had a look from behind my hand and fingers. I had to peek at first, but I didn't want to miss the picture everyone was raving about!

My thanks is serious though. Sometimes if I see something like that without warning, I almost have a panic attack. It's stupid, but also completely irrational and outside of my control. Thank you thank you thank you! And yes, it's a funky spider. Is the web yellow or is that just the lighting?
Yathinyathin on October 25th, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)
> And yes, it's a funky spider.

Totally. This one is a female, the male is like 1/100th of the size or something like that btw!


I'm not sure what the yellow thing is... could be some repairing of the web...

(no subject) - jace on October 26th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
Philipbluesmoon on October 25th, 2005 07:36 am (UTC)
Hey, I walked into a couple of wood spider webs. My sis did too, and it just held her back.
ZuZusuzan_s on October 25th, 2005 10:23 am (UTC)
Breathtaking Photos! I did risk a peek at the spider, great photo...creepy spider!