Dusk The Washington Monument and the White House Christmas TreeFiled under: Nature, Night, Outdoor, Uncategorized, USA, Winter Tagged: Christmas, Christmas Tree, HDR, Travel, USA, Washington DC, Washington Monument, White House

Kabaragoya A five-foot Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator salvator, or kabaragoya, in Sinhalese) on the banks of a canal on the edge of Colombo. Adult males can measure over 9-ft and weigh in at over a hundred pounds, making this the second-heaviest lizard, after the Komodo dragon. Shot with a Canon EOS 600D and EF 50mm f/1.8 lens at 1/640, ...

The Truly Grand Canyon Behold the grandeur of mighty Canyon! Ever since I was a kid I was always fascinated how amazingly and beautiful our planet is. And the more I learned about these places – both human made and natural – the more I wanted to see them. But like many other children’s fantasies, I never really thought I’d actually get to see ...

The Bear & the Crow The Dehiwela Zoo is overrun by crows that have invaded many of the animal enclosures. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 200mm, 1/60, f/5.6, and ISO 400. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, animals, bear, birds, crow, Dehiwela Zoo, Sri Lanka

Back to Work Working elephants leave the Ma Oya after their mid-morning bath. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 32mm, 1/100, f/4, and ISO 100. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, animals, elephants, Ma Oya, mahouts, Pinnawela, river, Sri Lanka, water

It’s a beautiful day [Black-tailed Godwit]Location : Wilpattu National Park - Sri LankaDate(s): 15th-17th March 2013 Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL | Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/1600Sec. | Av(Aperture Value) : F5.6 | Metering Modes : Evaluative metering | Exposure Compensation : -1 | ISO Speed : 800 | Lens : EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM | Focal Length : 300mm

MANNAR …where the Donkey Sleep Standing and the Birds a Galore Many of us from S Thomas’s Collage Gurutalawa [STCG]; a school in the central hills of Sri Lanka are fond of out-bound living and are very much into Bird watching. Professor Sarath W Kotagama was one who made ornithology his profession at the Zoology Department of the University of Colombo. He pioneered the forming of ‘The Field Ornithology Group ...

Placid Placid A few weeks ago I was in a photowalk with my favorite meetup group, the Night Photography bunch. It was a park near Shinjuku, Japan and some of the maple trees were lit up quite brilliantly there. We walked around for more than an hour when we finally came upon this lake, where we were greeted with this gorgeous ...

Updrafts Brahminy kites, aka red-backed sea eagles, ride the updrafts created by high-rise construction in the suburbs of Colombo City. Canon EOS 600D and Opteka 500mm f/8 lens at 1/500, f/12, ISO 1600.

Kites in the Afternoon A pair of Brahminy kites (also much more coolly called red-backed sea eagles in Australia) over marshland on the edge of Colombo City. A hand-held shot with a Canon EOS 600D and Opteka 500mm manual focus telephoto prime lens at 1/500, f/11, and ISO 1600. Tagged: 500mm, 600D, birds, Brahminy kite, Colombo, red-backed sea eagle, Sri Lanka

The secret tunnels of Bentota Bentota is not generally known for its temples, so when we visited Wanawasa Raja  Maha Viharaya, one of a cluster of five ancient temples in the region, I was taken aback by its rich history and the cultural significance of the temple. When Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka nearly 2000 years ago, many Buddhist shrines and monasteries were ...

A surprising dose of culture and mystery in Bentota Bentota is not generally known for its temples, so when we visited Wanawasa Raja  Maha Viharaya, one of a cluster of five ancient temples in the region, I was taken aback by its rich history and the cultural significance of the temple. When Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka nearly 2000 years ago, many Buddhist shrines and monasteries were ...

Photowalkers Shooting Away This was taken during an autumn leaves themed photowalk in Shinjuku, Japan. And those are my fellow photowalkers happily shooting away. 3 bracketed shots, merged in Photomatix after which a bit of edits in Lightroom and of course, Noiseware.Filed under: Autumn, General, Nature, Outdoor, People Tagged: Autumn, Autumn Leaves, Fall, Fall Colors, HDR, Japan, Night, Night Photography, Photowalk, ...

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