Monday, January 31, 2011

The Couple

The Couple, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Shot taken at Kavadi about a month back
This is the same couple in the earlier shot.. i changed the position and got the bridge in b/g instead!
Look.. someone's there

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Inspired, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

This is a shot inspired by Lalit's photo... one of my most favs!

Instead of multiple droplets, i tried to concentrate on one drop and more of texture on features...

My Raynox comes out of the box after almost a month!

Hope you like it

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Its difficult to let things go...

Even the most insignificant ones.... WHY?
About the photo capture: its not very often that i bump ISO to 1600... did it this time (and cleaned the noise later). The green thing at the back is the textured wall in my house).. the feather.. Deepal Kul would recognize.. :)
finally i could... atleast this one!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Let's There Be... Light

Let's There Be... Light, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Beaming sun-rays near Aundh (on the river bank).. thanks for Deepak Kul for discovering this spot for birding and for THIS!!

I wanted to capture the light spread for a long-long time.. finally made it.

Sunset...On the Rocks

Sunset...On the Rocks, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Khadakwasla.. where else!

18mm: F22 : 1/8s : ISO 100

Looks better Large: Click on the photo & hit F11

New Life on the Spotlight!

New Life on the Spotlight!, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Another simple composition. Comments / suggestions / bricks / flowers welcome!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Drying!!, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Cormorant drying its wings.. in Aundh near the river!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blue Eyed Boy

Blue Eyed Boy, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Never knew that cormorants have a blue eye... and capturing that in flight.. with sigma 70-300.. guess its as far as it gets with this lens..

See the eye portion below

comments (/kicks) please
Blue Eye?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Silky Evening

Silky Evening, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

One fine evening @ khadakwasla!!

Wanted to show the silky smooth water waves (8sec exposure @ 100 ISO)... mounted on wire tablepod @ 18mm.. almost touching water again!

See below the alternate crop.. which one looks better?

Full-Screen on black: Click on image & hit F11
Blogged Here

here is the alternate crop (original) changed to the above one based on suggestion from andy []

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sandpiper (Again.. this time on blue-bg)

Last one in the series.. first one was on brown b-g, second one on green and this one on blue.

Green and Blue bg shots are at the same identical place, the only difference is that i moved few inches :)

Tell me which one you like (if any :D) and why!
#1 Brown B/G
#2 Green B/G
#3 Blue B/G (Above)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Alert, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Kavdi.. (need to do some shooting this weekend.. i am almost out of shots!!)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Purple Sunbird

Purple Sunbird, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

C&C Welcome.

Location & Date: Pashan Lake, 25th Dec 2010

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Head Turn (Kingfisher)

Head Turn (Kingfisher), originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Very few shots it got such a nice head-turn :) (including people portraits)

C&C Welcome!!

Noise.. yes... so tricky to get the exposure right when the bird has all the colors :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Proud, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Proud.. not just the bird...
but me too.. for learning that change in position by 1 feet changes the background in turn makes the photo look totally different.. there was just a small patch of green which i could take at the back...

again thanks to my birding guru... vaibhav!

Foreground looks artificially blurred.. but its not..:)

Look.. someone's there

Look.. someone's there, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

Comments / Suggestions , bricks/roses welcome!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Still Searching (Sandpiper)

Still Searching (Sandpiper), originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

The year started with bird photography.. here comes the first one!

Location: Kavadi Ghat, Pune

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, originally uploaded by Yogendra174.

A macro shot to start the new year :)

Wish you all a great new "photographic" and "personal" year to come