This is called Fan Throated Lizard (Sitana ponticeriana). The mating time is in May June in India just before the monsoon rain. In the picture a male lizard trying to impress female one by showcasing its throat (colourful fan).
I clicked this photo in Nh7 weekender 2017 ....as I saw the cello in her hands and as she was playing it... connected me from the old era .... the flashback... and then these spot light came ,my camera was not good in low light and also I am obsessed with black and white so I clicked this on black and white mode... and I got this... after several shot...
This was the best experience for me shooting this bird is such a pose and angle. Waited for 2 hours, and then nature always gifts with the best for patience. It was very tough, was trying for this shot for almost a year, and at last got the photograph I wanted. Patience is the KEY,
The species is found mostly on the ground in open ground patches in thin forests. This lizard is very famous for taking its throat out thus impressing its partner and displaying its dominance on his territory over other males.
Timing is very important challenge as the lizard gives you only 1 second to photograph with full fan out. After every 5-10 mins, the lizard fans out for around 30 seconds. 90% there is partial fan out and 10% times it fans out fully as in image.
The huge group of crows tirelessly circles the massive bird of prey and repeatedly lands on his head and trying to pull his tufts. I believe that this alone fellow was trying to defend bunch of crows very easily and he don’t care how many they are.
“The Indian Eagle owl might be done something wrong with crows chicks so all of them were trying to chase him away ”.
The fishermen know that sea is dangerous and the storm is terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore..
I took this picture at Kata Beach in Phuket, Thailand while relaxing on the beach and seeing the sun quietly setting in the horizon with its red-amber light; with fishermen coming back from the sea with their catch of the day...
Early morning fisher man fishing for his daily earnings
It was winters foggy morning from the bhigwan bird sanctuary Pune Maharashtra India
Captured with Nikon d5200 and lense Nikon 70-300
Was in moving boat and I was trying to find best capture from this place and finally got something really different for me first time
In the pleasant morning light, the jungle landscape appears litle different, with stags (spotted deers) ernjoying the morning sun in the bushes. The cut light on the horns, tone of the picture and the diffused background makes this shot picturesque.
Gear used: Canon 7D Mark ll with Canon EF 300mm F4/L lens.
It is my first best attempt on macro Photography. For taking this pic I tried out continuously for four days. Every time its fly out from me . I here to mention u for that I haven't any macro lens, still I am taken this pic by using revers lens 18-55. By attempting in the 5th day dragonfly continuously cooperated me for taking pictures at macro level.And finally taken this pic. When i was taking this pic there is gap between lens and dragonfly was 1 inches .
Following are the exfi of the image.
Taken in 22 jan 2018
Iso 400, 50mm, shutter speed 1/80
Using revers lens 18-55 by attaching on revers ring.
Thanks for giving me chance for sharing my own click.
Fan-Throated Lizard (Male) in Suryanamaskar pose..!!
Location: Pune, India.
Camera: Canon 1200D with 55-250mm lens.
These Male lizards have a thin flap of skin called a gular appendage, between their throat and their abdomen which they can flap/ flash at will.
Summer (May & June) is mating time for these colorful lizards. So the males put up this beautiful display to attract females when she is in his territory of 20 meters and warn off other male lizards.
Normally these appendages are whitish or creamish in color, but what’s interesting is that during the breeding season in summer the males of these species develop a wonderful coloration ranging from blue-black-red. They take positions over small rocks or branches on the ground to find females and flash their brightly colored gular appendages to attract them as a signal of romance..!!
From a canine family, this animal is not shy and can be seen in close proximity to human dwellings and also in the dense forest. They usually live alone or in pairs and mostly hunts on smaller animals like rats etc.
The Indian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia that is widely distributed.Males have elongated central tail feathers, and a black and rufous plumage in some populations, while others have white plumage. Females are short-tailed with rufous wings and a black head.
Walking on the streets of pune i found this baby girl of construction worker, her mother was working with others while this cutie was playing with her siblings, one things i was not able to get over of her is her big black eyes and innocence on that face.
Dew is an interesting subject for photography. Post monsoon, in my locality, every morning dew sets in. When looked from real close, they present some very beautiful patterns mixed with delicacy and intricacies. I used a simple, old digital camera, Canon SD1100S in macro mode to capture these beauties from close up.
This photo was taken in ganesh festival that is celebrated in india.A small child was there to take the statue of lord ganesh to thier home.that scene looked so amazing that i asked to look at camera and i got one of my best shot.
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