Shikra

a baby raptor
A juvenile shikra

A juvenile Shikra ( also called Banded Goshawk- a kind of raptor) (Tamil: வல்லூறு) has been hovering around in our park in the last few days. From the looks it appears to be injured and may need attention.

Shot with Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Egrets over Buckingham Canal

Egret

Sony A 6400 f/8, 1/250, ISO 100

Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS @135 mm (Eq 202mm)

I am not much of a birder. A serious bird photographer may not think much of this picture. However, I am happy with this result for three reasons.

  1. There are a couple of trees near my place, on the banks of Buckingham Canal near Indira Nagar MRTS where birds are  flocking.
  2. The amazing auto focus features of the Sony A 6400.
  3. The adequacy of Sony E 18-135mm lens for most situations. Though I would have liked a larger aperture.  

Lament of the crows

Crows on the beach
Lament of the crows

“Nobody photographs us (except this crazy uncle)” seems to be the lament of these crows on Elliot’s Beach.