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


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

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

  3. Beautiful captures!

    My Critter post, have a lovely weekend!

  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.

  5. What magnificent shots!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!:)

  8. Wonderful photos. Love the cormorants! :)

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


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