Saturday, June 23, 2012

After The Rain....

It rained a lot this week, except for today and yesterday. When the sun appears after a period of rain, it brings out all kinds of creatures to the open, only I didn't have much time to go about photographing them. Here is a few shots I did manage get though.

White Fourring, Ypthima ceylonica

three stripped palm squirrel (Funambulus palmarum)

Brown-headed Barbet  (Megalaima zeylanica)

 Pink Skimmer, Orthetrum pruinosum

Posted for Camera Critters, Macro Monday, World Bird Wednesday.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Shikra, Bushchat,Mantis,Moth

Hello folks, what's been going on in your corner of the world? We have had a bit of a rainfall over here, which didn't help photographing wildlife. But I did get some interesting ones within my garden and here they are!

Shikra (Accipiter badius)

Praying Mantis


Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata)

Posted for Camera Critters, Macro Monday, World Bird Wednesday.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Two Newcomers & Some Others..........

Below is the highlight of this weeks photos, a  couple of Golden-fronted Leafbirds that I bagged today in the morning at the Ethugala rock forest area. This is the first time I've ever photographed these beauties.

Golden-fronted Leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons)

These two Toque Macaque monkeys were captured during not very far from where the birds were.

 toque macaque (Macaca sinica)

Interesting creatures keep bumping on to me in the garden, even in the house. This hairy caterpillar was on the back doorstep.

As I took the caterpillar out and tried get a macro of it, a rustling sound under my seed trays betrayed the presence of this skink. I think it's the same one which was in the compost bin, as it's just about the same size and always hangs around where I keep my gardening stuff.

I also managed to capture  some woodpeckers and a Rose-ringed Parakeet.

 Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense)

 Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

I'm also throwing in a very sinister-looking caterpillar I found on my curry plant and a spider on a tomato plant.

I'm really happy to show you folks such a mix bag of creatures, hope you would enjoy. Wish me luck for some more photos in the week to come, and drop by around next Saturday.

Posted for Camera Critters, Macro Monday, World Bird Wednesday.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Rodent And Some Bugs...............

Hi, Remember the skink inside the compost bin from last post? There was another creature in one of my on-the- ground compost heaps too, a  mouse or a rat, and I don't know what species it is.

 This dragon was perched on  a forked stick I have erected to support my Winged bean plants. ID?

The Tropic Dart was on one of my yardlong bean plants.

Tropic Dart(Potanthus confucius)

Well, that was all I managed to bag this week. I know it's not much, but it will have to do. Stay tune, there might be more interesting stuff, with a bit of luck, around next Saturday. So long!

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