Birds from Lonawala trip

These are birds clicked at Lonawala...
White cheeked Barbed 
White cheeked Barbet 
(ƒ/7.1, 300.0 mm, 1/500, ISO400)

Indian Blackbird
Indian BlackBird
(ƒ/4.5, 200.0 mm, 1/800, ISO 400)

Munia nesting in neighbourhood

This munia was nesting in my neighborhood. I could capture this with my Tamy 70-300. It was close but this being such a small bird had to crop a lot to come to this composition.


In post processing I have used GIMP done 
1. Shadow recovery
2. Adding contrast and
3. Selective sharpening 

Navratri 2014

I wanted to capture the action and mood of Navratri in Surat. All these clicks are without flash and tried to get the mood.

At food festival it was "Raas"

Waiting to start

Final Greetings

Senior citizens performing for Lord Krishna
Krishna & Radha

 Krishna (cross dressed) & Radha

 Traditional All men group (Gheraiya)

Energy and fun

Musicians in center