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27 May 2007 @ 12:03 pm
Vulture watching  
A coworker, Suneeth, wanted to see the critically endangered Indian Vulture and so we headed out to the last place to see them in these parts - Ramnagara. As always, the vultures were perched precariously on the rock face and it was great seeing eight individuals of this vanishing species.

The weather was wonderful and the lighting almost surreal. As we walked around on the small hillocks, we noticed another bird make it's appearance. It's not too common and people hardly see it, but looks like it has become a regular one on my birdlists - the Peregrine Falcon. More on that later though.

Clouds build up behind the hills where the vultures roost


Ruth: Looking Leftlaruth on May 27th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
What a lovely visage.
Shivakumarshivakumar_l on May 27th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
nice images dude -- you seem to have migrated into too much of landscape photography off late :)
but nevertheless this is such a beautiful place - and for the birds - The last home -
May their tribe increase
kejnkejn on May 27th, 2007 05:43 am (UTC)
those hills look mystic.
Arunbirdonthewire on May 28th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
Wow again! Where in Ramnagara is this? Any landmark/village name? Past the Kamath?
Yathinyathin on May 28th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
A couple of kilometers before Ramnagara (when travelling from Bangalore), take an 'U' turn to a small road with an arched entrance with a board saying "Vijayanagara"
Arunbirdonthewire on May 28th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
Ah, ok. I think I have seen that arch. Thanks!
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on May 28th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
It looks like a Dornier 228 aircraft:-)
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
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Your blog n photos r amazing.. keep it up..
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(Anonymous) on May 29th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
Don't you think that the last photo is a bit more colourful than what we actually see?
Is it done through colour enhancing or playing with the whitebalance??
I have a small camera and when i set the whitebalance to cloudy, i do see the same results
Yathinyathin on May 29th, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)
Re: raamnagara
Yep. The last photo is saturated a bit and worked around a bit with the curves. So, in the end it's more contrasty than what we actually see.