Beauty of Indian Forest

Beauty of Indian Forest
Buxa Tiger Reserve Landscape, Duaars West Bengal

Images from Indian forest

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Study on Indian Wetlands #5

King Fisher, This is the most beautiful bird found and well spread across the all Wetlands. I can remember in my childhood whenever we used to see a kingfisher, we used to say "look kingfisher, make a wish". Still today king fisher is my lucky bird and I wish to click this beauty again and again. Everybody knows they are really deadly predator in Wetland. It is very pleasant experience to watch the fishing style and capabilities of this bird. Here some image of Pied king fisher and small blue king fisher.

I have taken this above image of small blue kingfisher from a river side wetland of kauvery river, Bhimeswari, Karnataka. Gear used: Nikon d70s, Sigma-170-500mm/F5

This Image from Lake of Kodai,Tamilnadu. Gear used: Nikon d70s, Sigma-170-500mm/F5

There are roughly 90 species of kingfisher in the world. All have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. Most species have bright plumage with little differences between the sexes. Most species are tropical in distribution, and a slight majority are found only in forests. Among the 90 species there are only (as per my knowledge) 7 species found in India.

a) white brested kingfisher
b) Small blue king fisher
c) Pied Kingfisher
d) Strok billed kingfisher
e) Crested Kingfisher
f) Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
g) Black headed Kingfisher

I appreciate your help to inform me about any new species apart my knowledge.

This above image of Pied Kingfisher taken from Ranganathittu,Karnakata.
Gear used:Nikon d70s, Sigma-170-500mm/F5

Study of Wetland .....continue

Friday, June 4, 2010

Study on Indian Wetlands #4

From my last post, I'm not posting any text information about wetland. Apart from my study and knowledge about Wetland, I'm trying to furnish this blog with more rich information, so I'm studying. Please wait a little while and till then enjoy some image from wetland of Karnataka.

The above Spot Billed Palican is not native resident of Wetland but I have seen so many Pelican in adjacent wetlands of Kaveri River. This image I have taken from Kokrabelur.Gear used: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 300/F4 IF-ED+14EII TC

Indian Wetlands.....continue

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Study on Indian Wetlands #3

Dear friends, After some boring Gyan here some wild life image for you in today's post. Hope you enjoy.

The above image of purple shwamphen, I made from one unknown wetlands on the way to my office(BTM to electronics City)Purple Shwamphen is one of the colourful and beautiful specis from Wetland habitat. Especially I like this water bird for its blue colour. I posted this image in as the name "birds in blue".
Gear used: Nikon d70s with Nikkor 300/F4 IF-ED AF-S+14EII TC

Another image of spot billed ducks from the same Wetland.
Gear used: Nikon d70s with Nikkor 300/F4 IF-ED AF-S+14EII TC

Indian Wetlands.....continue.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Study on Indian Wetlands #2

Above image taken from One of the unknow wetland of my Native place, Naitahi. Northan Pin tail ducks, one of the beautiful specis of Wetland. I used my old boy gear Minolta Z20 30-290mm inbuilt lens.

Some Gyan about Wetland.

Type of Wetland:
The term ‘Wetlands’ is broadly used to refer to swamps, marshes, bogs, prairie potholes, flood plains, and fen. These are lands which due to geological or ecological factors, have a natural supply of water—either from tidal flows, flooding rivers, connections with groundwater, or because they lie above aquifers or potholes.

Marshes: A freshwater marsh is an inland area inundated with anywhere between 1- 6 feet of water, containing a variety of grasses, flowers and bushes, rather than trees, unlike as in swamps.

They have an interesting mix of plant and animal life and are home to yellow-headed and red-winged blackbirds, herons, egrets, rails, bitterns, moorhens, ducks and geese.

Marshes also host frogs, turtles, snakes, salamanders, a diverse variety of insects, including aquatic, flying, and grazing insects.

Marshes that occur along rivers are called riparian marshes. These marshes serve two ecological roles: to absorb excess water when river levels are high and to release water when the river levels are low. These balancing forces help prevent floods and droughts.

Above image taken from Buxa Tiger reserve, near to Bala River. I thing this image can be good example of swamps.
Swamps: Swamps are slow moving streams, rivers or isolated depressions that host trees and some shrubs. A bog is a peat-accumulating wetland. Some shrubs and evergreens grow in bogs, as does moss. Most water comes from precipitation. There is usually no direct inflow or outflow of water.

Above image taken from Bhimeswari Fishing Camp, Karnataka. Good example of Prairie Pothols
Prairie potholes: Prairie potholes are shallow or bowl-like depressions have variable wetness. They are often used as breeding grounds by birds. They are not wet year-round.

Indian Wetlands.....continue