Sunday, October 7, 2012

Photographing at Bhindawas Lake

Every now and then as a photographer there is always an urge to back to photographing something that got you into the art. I started out photographing landscapes and wildlife and with time I have managed to add people as well to my arsenal. The funny thing when I started shooting people I photographed them like I photographed wild animals - with a telephoto lens and from a distance. Over time my style has started to change and now I find my self shooting a lot with wide-angle primes (people and landscapes). However, that urge to shoot with an extreme telephoto and the want of shooting wildlife got me off my bed early in the morning on a holiday and made me drive nearly 200 KM in a day. My destination Bhindawas Lake the mission - Re-energize myself.

The lake is home to migratory birds in the winter though it is not yet the season, (The season starts mid November and is till mid February - That's when the migratory birds come to the lake) but still driving down  roads with farms on either side and then spending time in the wilderness was worth the effort. I also got lucky and managed to spot a "Spotted Owl" which was like icing on the cake. Of-course the usual suspect of Egrets and field Egrets were around and clicking them was also fun. We also spotted a tortoise crossing the road. They are lot faster than I imagined them to be!

Though one might consider wildlife photography very different from photographing people which is true to some extent. However, after having studied lighting I think I can clearly say, the two fields interact with each other many times over than one might imagine  Another thing I tried this time was a panorama with a 500 mm Lens. Here is a sample of some of the pictures

The landscape photos have been taken with a kit lens. So all you want to reconsider argument I cant take great photos with kit lens again!!!


Spotted Owl
Spotted Owl
Spotted Owl
Spotted Owl


Rice
Rice
Green Bee Eater
Green Bee Eater


Egret
Egret
Insect
Insect


Tortoise
Tortoise
Desert
Lanscape

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