Monday, April 30, 2012

White-browed Fantail - Yala Sri Lanka

A photograph of a White-browed Fantail taken in Yala, Sri Lanka
White-browed Fantail (Rhipidura aureola) - Yala, Sri Lanka

The White-browed Fantail, also called the White-browed Fantail Flycatcher, is a common fantail found in the lowlands and the mid-hills of Sri Lanka. I saw this species in Yala, Anuradhapura, Kandy and Arugam Bay in July. However, I only photographed it in Yala.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Common Indian Tree Frog - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

A photograph of a Common Indian Tree Frog taken in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Common Indian Tree Frog (Polypedates maculatus) - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Tree Frogs are quite common in Anuradhapura and have an annoying tendency to crawl into houses and take shelter in bathrooms. I've come across a number of them on several trips to the area but hadn't photographed them until our last trip in July.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wild Flowers - Sandy Hollow, Australia

A photograph of back lit wild flowers taken in Sandy Hollow, Australia
Wild Flowers - Sandy Hollow, Australia

We were up at a friends farm in the upper Hunter Valley in New South Wales over the Easter weekend. On one of our walks I noticed that the wild flowers on the side of the road were back lit by the setting sun. It's not the sort of shot I take often but I thought I'd fire off a few frames and see how they turn out.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mugger Crocodile - Yala, Sri Lanka

A photograph of a Mugger Crocodile taken in Yala, Sri Lanka
Mugger Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) - Yala, Sri Lanka

Mugger Crocodiles, or Marsh Crocodiles are fairly common in Sri Lankan national parks. They can often be seen on the banks of most water holes or submerged in them. I saw and photographed a number of them on drives through Yala and Wilpattu.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Grey Pansy - Thalangama, Sri Lanka

A Grey Pansy (Junonia atlites) photographed at Thalangama, Sri Lanka
Grey Pansy (Junonia atlites) - Thalangama, Sri Lanka

The Grey Pansies were out in large numbers in Thalangama through July and I was able to photograph them on every trip I made to the wetlands. Since most of my trips were early morning visits, I got there before they were too active and was able to get quite close to photograph them.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Fungus-eating Ladybird - Sydney, Australia

Fungus-eating Ladybird -  Sydney, Australia

Over the weekend I found a tiny ladybird on one of the plants on our balcony. Since I hadn't photographed the species before I grabbed the macro lens, extension tubes and a flash and started shooting. I came up with a number of decent images.

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