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[30 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]

Lower the ISO speed, the better. However, it’s much better to set ISO 800 or higher and get a sharp picture, than stick to ISO 200, and get a blurred one.

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[21 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
Bird of the Week: Vernal Hanging Parrot

Vernal Hanging Parrot (Binomial name: Loriculus vernalis) is a beautiful bird is the one and only parrot species resident to Kerala, India. It’s also known as ‘Thathachinnan’ – ‘thatha’ means ‘parrot’ and ‘chinnan’ means ‘small’ – in Malayalam – local language. This is a small sized species, an adult has only 14 cm long with a short tail. The green color and its size make it very well camouflaged by the foliage.
Mainly found in dry jungle and cultivation.

Males: The adult has a distinctive red rump and bill, and blue throat …

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[18 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
A brief on Western Ghats

Western Ghats – also known as ‘Sahyadri Hills – is a mountain range along the western part of India. It’s situated north-south direction along the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, and separates the plateau from a narrow coastal plain along the Arabian Sea. The tallest mountain in this range is Anamalai. It runs approximately 1600 km through the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala ending at Kanyakumari, at the southern tip of India.

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[13 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Bird Photography Tip: Week #1

“Keeping the eyes in focus on a bird is extremely important. While images can, at times, still be powerful with blurred wings and wingtips cut out of frame – a blurry eye makes the entire image feel unfocused.”

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[13 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Bird of the Week: Scaly-breasted Munia

The Scaly-breasted Munia, Lonchura punctulata also known as Nutmeg Mannikin or Spice Finch is a small passerine bird. This is a small gregarious bird which feeds mainly on seeds. It frequents open woodland and cultivation. The nest is a large domed grass structure in a tree or under the eaves of a house into which 4–10 white eggs are laid.

The Scaly-breasted Munia is 11–12 cm in length. The adult has a stubby dark bill, brown upperparts and darker brown head. The underparts are white with black scale markings. The sexes …