Posts Tagged ‘amoghavarsha’

Images for Rajyotsava

November 1, 2012

I’ve spoken before of my friend who has now developed into a professional wildlife photographer. He got together with a team, and directed this video; the images are all from Karnataka:

The lyrics are written by H S Venkateshamurthy, and Ricky Kej is the music director.

here

is the Deccan Herald write-up about it.

It is being released today, on the occasion of Rajyostava Day.

Congrats, Amogh, and may other such efforts follow!

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Gauri and her cubs, Bandipur, 040212

February 28, 2012

It was nice to see Gauri, the tiger who gave birth to four cubs….we saw three of the cubs, too. As usual, it was past sunset, and quite low light when we saw them, but I managed these videos…



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Why is the Sambar watery? Bandipur, 040212

February 28, 2012

Sometimes, when I take a video, I get more behaviour than I bargained for….

Now you know!

Wildlife Expedition to Agumbe on 24th and 25th Jan 2009

January 7, 2009

amoghavarsha aka Amoghavarsha J S, who has moved from the I T industry to become a wildlife photographer, is well-known to all of us. His photographs have been featured in the WWF calendar, and he has been showcased in prestigious magazines such as Better Photography. His last wildlife expedition to Agumbe was a great success (yes, I know, because KM and I went!) and by popular demand, he is repeating the expedition this month, on the 24th and 25th January 2009.

You will find all details at:

http://amoghavarsha.com/workshops/agumbe/

The Agumbe Rainforest Research Station is an awesome place, where there’s an ongoing telemetry project to track the King Cobra…..and there’s also Agumbe town itself, a picturesque place with the heritage home, Dodda Mane, where “Malgudi Days” was shot. The sunrise from Agumbe mountains is a photographer’s delight. This is a beautiful time of year to be in the Western Ghats.

This is primarily a wildlife expedition, so photography won’t be “taught” as such, though Amogh will always be on hand to give you tips!

If you are interested, you could look at my field trip reports:

Snakes and Frogs of Agumbe:

http://deponti.livejournal.com/472912.html

Flora of Agumbe:

http://deponti.livejournal.com/448910.html

Agumbe…Natural Beauty:

http://deponti.livejournal.com/447765.html

Dodda Mane in Agumbe:

http://deponti.livejournal.com/472912.html

Of course, you would see different things, or the same things, differently! Each of us who attended the last expedition had very different images and memories of the trip..

Take a look at his photo gallery at

http://www.amoghavarsha.com

Do book your seats early; last time there were a few people who couldn’t be accomodated at the last minute.

Snakes and Frogs of Agumbe

October 10, 2008

Sssssnakes…they don’t always hiss and look dramatic; they just are THERE as you pass by, and you do a double take, knowing that you are looking at a deadly specimen.

This MALABAR PIT VIPER was on a bush very close to the ARRS main building:

This is as much of a close-up as I dared to take!

more of the food chain if you click here

Agumbe Butterflies and Bugs

October 8, 2008

The butterflies certainly made up for the lack of “new” birds that we could spot in Agumbe…they were out in all their variety and colour….

Here is the butterfly parade first:

A butterfly which I saw (or rather, noticed) for the first time was the GREY PANSY:

We started with the YELLOW ORANGE TIP, which kept flitting about just out of reach:

The TAMIL YEOMAN was a first-timer for me:

Many more butterflies and other creatures if you want to look here

The flora of Agumbe

October 8, 2008

The flowers of Agumbe were varied and each was more beautiful than the others….as usual, there were only some I could id, and others remained mysterious; let me start with this exquisite three-petal wildflower that I spotted:

These purple flowers, too, smiled up in their hundreds on the hillsides:

You can see many more flowers if you want to, here

Birthday wishes

July 10, 2008

Abbah, I finally remembered in time to post…

Happy birthday to amoghavarsha. May he have Purity in his life always…and happiness and good health and prosperity and…..!

When I say “Amoghavarsha”,there is this one , this one , this one , and Amoghavarsha IV (AD 968 – 972)!

I mean Amoghavarsha V , ruling from 1983 – present date…happy quarter century.

And “amogha varsha” also means “excellent rains”, so here’s a photo of raindrops for the photographer…

It’s fun posting birthday wishes, I wish I could remember birthdays in time…

LJ birding meet…!

October 7, 2007

It was great to meet up with dearchichi and shivakumar_l at Lalbagh, along with anushsh and Mahesh …but we didn’t spend too much time exchanging personal notes as we walked around the area, I got involved in some very nice macro stuff (one of which was my last post) and then when we all spotted sainath‘s SPOTTED OWLETS, the time just flew by and I had to rush off!

But hopefully, there will be more trips for wildlife and birding…and I *will* learn something more…!

Today, amoghavarsha, anushsh,dearchichi, and deponti are doing an LJ wildlife trip…will post about what we saw,later…

Meanwhile, here’s one more macro shot:

Curled millipede lalbagh 051007

And my photo of the SSO (Sainath’s Spotted Owlet) is at

http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=26216

Went to a wildlife film festival and film camp, yesterday…more about that later.

LJ birding meet…!

October 7, 2007

It was great to meet up with dearchichi and shivakumar_l at Lalbagh, along with anushsh and Mahesh …but we didn’t spend too much time exchanging personal notes as we walked around the area, I got involved in some very nice macro stuff (one of which was my last post) and then when we all spotted sainath‘s SPOTTED OWLETS, the time just flew by and I had to rush off!

But hopefully, there will be more trips for wildlife and birding…and I *will* learn something more…!

Today, amoghavarsha, anushsh,dearchichi, and deponti are doing an LJ wildlife trip…will post about what we saw,later…

Meanwhile, here’s one more macro shot:

Curled millipede lalbagh 051007

And my photo of the SSO (Sainath’s Spotted Owlet) is at

http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=26216

Went to a wildlife film festival and film camp, yesterday…more about that later.