Monday, May 28, 2012

Black-winged Stilts - Yala, Sri Lanka

A Black-winged Stilt photographed in Yala, Sri Lanka
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) - Yala, Sri Lanka

Black-winged stilts are common waders found in most Sri Lankan tanks. Their distinct red legs and black wings make identification straightforward. I hadn't actually photographed this species before our last trip to Yala and was quite keen to get a few shots of them in flight.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Scarlet Basker - Thalangama, Sri Lanka

A photograph of a scarlet Basker taken in Thalangama, Sri Lanka
Scarlet Basker (Urothemis signata signata) - Thalangama, Sri Lanka

The Scarlet Basker is one of the easiest Dragonflies to identify in Sri Lanka. The male, pictured above, is a bright red colour which borders on being gaudy. They can be seen around most tanks (a tank is a man made lake).  I have photographed them on a number of occasions in the past. This post contains photographs I shot on our last trip to Sri Lanka.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Superb Fairy-Wren - Sandy Hollow, Australia

A photograph of a male Superb Fairy-Wren taken in Sandy Hollow, Australia
Superb Fairy-Wren (Malurus cyaneus) - Sandy Hollow, Australia

I have uploaded a couple of photographs of the Superb Fairy-Wren previously but thought I'd share a few more recent shots of the male of this species on this post. Again, the photographs were taken over a weekend spent on a friends farm in Sandy Hollow in the northern reaches of the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Pied Parasol - Thalangama, Sri Lanka

A photograph of the Pied Parasol taken in Thalangama, Sri Lanka
Pied Parasol (Neurothemis tullia tullia) - Thalangama, Sri Lanka

I have photographed the Pied Parasol on a number of my early morning trips to Thalangama. They are fairly common in the area and can often be found perched close to the water. Although the male and female are completely different in terms of appearance, this species is unmistakable.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cabbage White - Sandy Hollow, Australia

A photograph of a Cabbage White butterfly taken in Sandy Hollow, Australia
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) - Sandy Hollow, Australia

Sandy Hollow was full of Cabbage Whites when we visited over he Easter long weekend. Although I didn't do too much photography while we were there, I did take a few photographs of this species. Since butterflies are a bit sluggish in the morning, photographing them was a bit easier.

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