I have been into nature & wildlife for many years now & have shared many write-ups and images with friends. I guess its time I made them public. How I got into it all, is a story by itself, the link to which you can see to the left of this page.
It started with just birding in 1999, from where it went on to capturing moments on a handycam in 2004. 3 years later I realized, the challenge and ultimate satisfaction is stills, but knew nothing of photography. I acquired a Canon S3IS in 2007 and using it for 2 years taught me what aperture, shutter, ISO, exposure, white balance is all about.
Finally I got my first D SLR in 2009, an entry level Canon 1000D with a Sigma 150-500 lens. Most of the pics you see here are with this combo. But photography as they say, is an addiction and a never ending quest for that 'PERFECT' shot. Not having had any formal training in photography, I have largely learnt from trial and error. Of course following the works of renowned photographers and being part of online forums like www.indianaturewatch.net has helped the learning curve. I still consider myself a beginner and there is a long way to go.
It has been an absorbing journey so far. It has given me a lot of new friends, some of who are now my closest of all & being with nature has certainly changed me for the better as a person. Every rendezvous with in the greens and every shot clicked, takes me closer to nature.
India has a huge biodiversity and is home to about 250 protected areas which have been declared as National Parks or sanctuaries. I have touched just about 30 of them yet and the endeavor is to visit as many of them in this lifetime as possible. I hope & will see to it that the journey continues.