I just thought I'd wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I'm away on holidays at the moment and will not be able to post any new images on the blog as I do not have access to Photoshop. However, expect a whole lot of new posts from mid January covering Flycatchers, Drongos Indian Rollers and a whole lot more.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The White-rumped Munia or White-rumped Mannikin (Lonchura striata), sometimes called Striated Finch in aviculture, is a small passerine bird from the family of waxbill "finches". More info inside.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The Red-rumped Parrot is a medium sized slender parrot found in the south-east of Australia. More images and info inside.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The Scaly-breasted Munia is a common bird found throughout Sri Lanka, ascending to the highlands where it may be seen in the same habitat as the endemic Black throated Munia. More info after the jump.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
The white browed Bulbul is a shy member of the Bulbul family of passerine birds. It is a resident breeder in Sri Lanka and the coasts of peninsular India. More info after the jump.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The Superb Fairy-wren is the most widespread of the ten species of fairy-wren found in Australia. Their range extends along the south eastern coast of Australia from Brisbane to Adelaide. It was once an abundant species and was once common in urban areas. More images and info inside.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
The Green Skimmer is a widespread dragonfly in Sri Lanka. It is frequently found hovering near ponds, water ways, paddy fields and streams. More info inside.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
A Black-rumped Flameback photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka
More images of this woodpecker can be found at http://devwijewardane.blogspot.com/2010/05/black-rumped-flameback-part-2.html
Out of all the birds found in Sri Lanka, the Black-rumped Flameback is one of my favorites. It is also one of the most familiar birds found on the island. More details inside.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
The Glassy Tiger is a common butterfly found at an altitude of up to 5000 feet, over most of the island. More info on the butterfly and the image inside.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This is the most common Parakeet in the low-lands of Sri Lanka. It is one of the few birds which is not protected as it is considered an agricultural pest. More info and techs inside.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I finally got around to using my home made soft box when we bought a Phalaenopsis Orchid over the weekend. More details after the jump.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I had been meaning to capture this image of the Opera house for a couple of weeks but, due to bad weather, I did not get around to it until this evening. This image is a 6 image stitch, created using Hugin. More information on how I captured the images, after the jump.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
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Over the last two years I have visited several national parks in and around Sydney with the hope of capturing a decent image of this raptor. Needless to say, I have had very limited success. This weekend I finally managed to spend 45 minutes photographing these beautiful birds of prey. More photographs and info inside.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This shot was taken fairly early in the morning before the majority of visitors had arrived. See it in colour here.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
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Somersby falls is a situated in the Brisbane waters national park, an hour and a halfs drive north of Sydney.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
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Despite this kingfisher's distinctive call and the fact that it is not rare, I had not seen it in the wild for a number of years.