Saturday, March 5, 2011

At The Lake In Kandy.........................

I spent a little time at the lake in Kandy last Thursday. I like this particular lake for the photographic opportunities it offers. On one side of the lake there are some dead trees fallen in to it and you can always see a variety of waterbirds, turtles and huge water monitors perched on them and enjoying the sun.  Inhabiting a lake in the middle of a very thickly populated city, these birds are not as vary of us humans. However, this photography expedition didn't go all that well, the sunlight was way too bright, and I haven't    got the hang of exposure compensation and spot metering. Dah!.....

Asian Openbill Stork/ Anastomus oscitans
Asian Openbill Stork Anastomus oscitans

Asian Openbill Stork Anastomus oscitans 1















Black-crowned Nigt Heron/ Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax1 


Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax


















Black-crowned Night Heron /Nycticorax nycticorax Juvenile

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) Juvenile

Little Cormorant /Microcarbo niger/දියකාවා

Little Cormorant Microcarbo nigerදියකාවා
















Little Cormorant Microcarbo nigerදියකාවා1

Parker's Black Turtle/ Melanochelys trijuga parkeri/ පාකර්ගේ ගල් ඉබ්බා


Parker's Black Turtle Parker's Black Turtle පාකර්ගේ ගල් ඉබ්බා1














                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Parker's Black Turtle Parker's Black Turtle පාකර්ගේ ගල් ඉබ්බා
















Water Monitor/Varanus salvator salvator/ කබරගොයා

Water MonitorVaranus salvator salvator කබරගොයා


10 comments:

  1. Great series. We enjoyed it. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. You say you don't have the hang of exposure compensation and spot metering but these photos look wonderful to me!

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  3. Beautiful captures!

    My Critter post, have a lovely weekend!

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  4. This is an interesting collection of wildlife. We don't have storks around where I live but we do see the black crowned night heron. Our cormorants are much bigger.

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  5. Well done here. I am especially fond of the water monitor as I have only heard of them, but never seen one actually swimming. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Hi Gary,ladyfi,chubskulit,Many thanks,your comments mean a lot to me!

    EG Wow,Really? So happy to hear that! :)

    Martha, It would have been far more interesting if I could photograph the other species found there too.May be it's Great Cormorant that you have there.

    John,Just wait,it'll be only a matter of time Till I make a video of a swimming monitor!:)

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  7. Wonderful photos. Love the cormorants! :)

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  8. Hi Jenn, texwisgirl, It's wonderful to here from you!

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