Photography and love for nature go hand in hand, we @ Yodlee decided we would have a photoshoot @ lalbagh to kickstart the meetups of shutterbugs and nature lovers.
Lalbagh is a unique place, right in the heart of the city and yet has varied and rich flora and fauna.
Meeting at 6:30AM on a cold Saturday morning probably offset some of the excitement resulting in just the three of us - Rajesh, Saurav and I meeting up. But hey! was a start nonetheless :)
Kicked-off the "click-a-thon" with the morning light off the lake providing for some nice silhouettes :)
Play of light
Moving around the periphery of the lake noticed a good number of Pond herons and cormorants.
This lesser cormorant drying off it's wings after a underwater dive
The greater cormorant
The Indian cormorant with it's beautiful eyes
Moving on towards the lily pond we saw a lone pelican perched up and these ducks enjoying their morning bath. Made for some nice Photo ops
The male with the beautiful green sheen
A checkered keelback swimming back with it's tummy full (of fish!)
Water sources always are a hub for bird and insect life. We got a few nice closeups of some willing models :)
The common myna - reminds me of the italians ;)
This lil' Ashy prinia
With a truckload of shots, time flew and we refueled with some water and fruits. It was then time to shift to the macro lens.
The kite spider
The yellows providing a nice background
Content and glad we kickstarted it, promised each other that we should do it with a regular frequency.
Rajesh's lovely set with the morning views and moods can be found @ Rajesh's flickr set
Adios till the next ride/shoot!