Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sambar - Yala, Sri Lanka

A photograph of a pair of Sambar deer taken in Yala, Sri Lanka
Sambar - Yala, Sri Lanka

We came across this pair of Sambar on one of the drives we did in Yala. They had just come out into the open and were about to drink at a waterhole when we drove up. Initially they seemed a bit uncomfortable with our presence but within a few minutes they settled down and had a long drink.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

40/52 - Forks

A high-key shot of two forks
Forks

I hadn't done a high-key shot for a while so I thought I'd shoot one for this weeks entry for the project. This was a single light setup and the biggest challenge with this shot was to control the shadow and use it to add to the image.

Lighting setup shots inside.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sri Lankan Frogmouth - Sinharaja, Sri Lanka

A Pair of Sri Lankan Frogmouths photographed in Sinharaja, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Frogmouth - Sinharaja, Sri Lanka

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Sinharaja was being able to photograph the Sri Lankan Frogmouth. When I was planning the trip I did wonder whether we'd actually get to see one of these birds but I didn't get my hopes up because they are nocturnal. We were quite fortunate to come across a pair of them in a daytime roost.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

39/52 - Brownies and Cream

A photograph of a Brownie and cream
Brownies and Cream

I was running out of time for this weeks entry for the project and didn't have any idea as to what I was going to shoot. Coming up with a new idea every week is probably the hardest part of this exercise. I opted to photograph one of the Brownies which my wife had baked earlier in the day. I'm glad I photographed them when I did because they didn't last much longer.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sri Lankan Kngaroo Lizard - Sinharaja, Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan Kangaroo Lizard photographed in Sinharaja, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Kangaroo Lizard - Sinharaja, Sri Lanka

I hadn't photographed a Sri Lankan Kangaroo Lizard until our recent trip to Sinharaja. Surprisingly, they were relatively easy to approach and photograph and there were a number of them in the leaf litter along the walking tracks in the park.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

38/52 - Little Creatures Pale Ale

A photograph of a lid of a bottle of Little Creatures Pale Ale
Little Creatures Pale Ale

This weeks entry for my project 52 is a photograph of the cap of a bottle of Little Creatures Pale Ale. I had to play around with a few different compositions before I settled for this one.  I liked the effect of the condensation on the bottle top (click on the image to see a larger version) and I tried to light it in a way which would emphasise the droplets. Not sure if I succeeded but I like the end result.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Herd - Yala, Sri Lanka

A herd of Elephants huddling around two calves
Huddling around the calves

One of the highlights of my trip to Yala was the encounter we had with a herd of 8-10 Elephants. We had already been on a couple of rounds inside the park and were yet to see a herd of Elephants when we came across them. It was about 6.15 AM and we had just entered the park and were driving along the main road when we saw the Elephants feeding. I think we had actually driven past them before we realised!

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

37/52 - Jeans for Genes

A photograph of a pair of Jeans
Jeans for Genes

The 5th of August was Jeans for Genes day in Australia. Jeans for Genes is a charity event aimed at raising funds for the Children's Medical Research Institute and is held on the first Friday of August. People are encouraged to wear Jeans on the day and donate generously. 

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Rukvilla Cubs - Yala, Sri Lanka

One of the Leopard cubs from Rukvilla - Yala, Sri Lanka
One of the Rukvilla Cubs - Yala, Sri Lanka
 
The Rukvilla cubs are the current stars of Yala. Born around a year or so ago, they have grown up surrounded by noisy safari jeeps and don't seem to be too bothered by them anymore. Due to this fact they offer lengthy sightings and are one of the first stops made by most jeep drivers. We actually experienced a number of traffic jams, caused by the cubs, in the Rukvilla area during our 2.5 days in the park.

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