About

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.

 

GALLERY

Comments: 13
  • #13

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  • #12

    Wedding photo retouching (Friday, 27 May 2016 08:39)

    Such a lovely blog you have shared here with us. Really nice . Thanks for sharing here with us.

  • #11

    Abhijeet Avate (Monday, 07 April 2014 04:58)

    Excellent content Madam,since I have the same lens (Sigma 150-500), I appreciate your skills in getting good pictures.
    The spider in Tadoba 2013 blog is the Giant wood spider , not Signature spider.

    Cheers

  • #10

    Raj (Thursday, 30 January 2014 17:39)

    Great photos. The Rufous-necked Hornbill is a male.

  • #9

    Somnath Maitra (Wednesday, 29 January 2014 05:50)

    yesterday i commented without seeing the date of the photograph...2009..my first DSLR photo....sorry !! for that...you are a serious person...into photography, nature & wildlife & birding for long....seen your entire websight...thoroughly liked it....specially the himalayan birds photos....read your inspiring story ...how wildlife happened to you !! read your blogspot on tadoba...superliked the photos...i was also wondering on the law of avarage...i have not yet seen a tiger in the wild!!..moving in NPs...for last 10 years...may be it will improve someday !!!...am also passionate about nature & wildlife...would like to keep in touch..keep up the good work u r doing. regds.somnath_maitra2006@yahoo.co.in

  • #8

    dr anil (Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:16)

    lovely photographs

  • #7

    Dr. Madhuri Pejaver (Sunday, 29 December 2013 13:03)

    Dear Sangeeta, Beautiful site. You have taken great efforts to develop it. I still remember the first moth photo you had sent for identification on the group. Best wishes

  • #6

    Anup Ranadive (Sunday, 29 December 2013 10:54)

    Great work Sangeeta.
    Exhaustive collection and site looks well structured.
    Best wishes.

  • #5

    Milapsingh (Sunday, 29 December 2013 10:07)

    Hi Sangeeta,
    Excellent photos and interesting journey you have had to "discover" yourself. We need to meet :)

  • #4

    Rajesh Kapadia (Sunday, 29 December 2013)

    what an interesting site..made to life with excellent photography

  • #3

    Sangeeta Dhanuka (Saturday, 28 December 2013 23:21)

    Thanks Dr Anjali and Avanindra

  • #2

    Avanindra Bhatia (Saturday, 28 December 2013 21:05)

    Hi Sangeeta
    The mushroom depicted in uncommon sights coul be "Artist's Conk - Mushroom
    Ganoderma applanatum"

  • #1

    Dr Anjali Amarapurkar (Saturday, 28 December 2013 11:41)

    Beautiful Sangeeta
    Keep it up