Thursday, 19 January 2012

Backyard Visitors



Backyard Visitors

Off late, I have got some new visitors in my backyard. A few of them have become regular visitors and friends as well. All of them are very interesting in their own ways. Here are their photos.

All these photos were shot from inside my house. Never stepped out to photograph these fellows.



Shikra - (Accipiter badius)  -  A common urban raptor. It can be found hunting squirrels and other rodents.



Common Tailorbird - (Orthotomus sutorius)  -  This is a new member of our neighborhood.



House Crow - This one needs no introduction. A regular visitor and a friend, so close that it will demand food in the morning and afternoon. We can even get quite close to fellow and he wont mind it.



Yet another Shikra. Looks like a sun adult female.



Squirrel with its breakfast. This fellow was happily nibbling away the mango. My Sigma 50-500mm lens did the job for me.



Curious Friend. This one is a new friend. He would sit in a branch which is a bit further than this from my window. On hearing the clicking sound of the camera, he came closer to have a look. He did that every day on hearing the camera sound. And I got a real close shot!


Not just the birds and squirrels. There were some critters as well. Beautiful and scary in their own right.


Jumping Spider




Not sure what bug this is. Found it in my house one day.




Caterpillar. Found this fellow among the vegetables. Took a few photographs before leaving him out.



Crimson Rose Butterfly. Beauty written all over it!

13 comments:

molarbear's posts said...

Wonderful that you have such a backyard...but even more so that you actually look, and notice, and photograph, and share"

Arun said...

stunning pics Ram!!

Ram said...

@Deepa: Yes, I do spend some time watching the backyard these days. Not sure for how long these are going to be there.. :(

@Arun: Thanks!

Ram

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Awesome pics taken by an awesome photographer with an awesome camera. Each shot is picture postcard perfect.

Linda G. said...

Good pictures of the birds. You have a nice variety of birds in your back yard. You took good pictures of the spider and bugs .. scary though! Love the butterfly picture!

Linda G. said...

Good pictures of the birds. You have a nice variety of birds in your back yard. You took good pictures of the spider and bugs .. scary though! Love the butterfly picture!

Ram said...

@Ramakrishnan: Thanks for such encouraging words.

@Linda: Certainly not as much as you have in your backyard. :)

Ram

joshidaniel.com said...

simple beauties!

Ram said...

@joshidaniel: Thanks a lot..

Ram

priyankakher said...

Some really nice pictures on your site. Glad I stopped by!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

I never managed to get such close and clear shots of insects..

Ram said...

@priyankakher: thanks for visiting.. please do keep visiting :-)

@shrinidhi: for photographing insects you need a good macro lens with at least 100mm focal distance...

Ram said...

@priyankakher: thanks for visiting.. please do keep visiting :-)

@shrinidhi: for photographing insects you need a good macro lens with at least 100mm focal distance...