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Birding at Bhigwan : January 2020

Bhigwan has been my most visited destination since last few years for birding. Come November and migratory birds arrive here in thousands. There are two villages neat Bhigwan which you can visit for bird watching namely Diksal and Kumbhargaon. There are boats avaiable...

A day at Atlanta Botanic Garden

A very good thing about US Cities is that almost each one of them has a botanic garden which bring its citizens close to nature. Taxpayers money well spent. Recently we visited the Atlanta Botanic Garden and were awed by its beauty and green sculptures created by...

Visiting New Orleans

The saying goes “There are only three cities in USA, New York, SanFransisco and New Orleans rest are Cleveland”. This prompted us to make a visit to New Orleans having seen the rest earlier. We were on a visit to Houston in September 2019 and my brother Ratan Bhagat...

Trip to Helen, Georgia

Helen a small mountain town is about one and half hours drive from Atlanta. Once a town of lumber jacks, it is now a tourist destination. Its quaint bavarian architecture, curio and wine shops are great attractions for tourists. Being just an hours drive from my...

Road Trip Florida : Key West

Our last leg of the road trip was Key West, the last town at the tip of Florida Keys. A quaint little town were people come to celebrate the sunset. You can literally walk the length and breadth of this town. This is the southern tip of Continental USA. We reached...
Birding in Kaziranga

Birding in Kaziranga

A visit to Kaziranga was on my bucket list for a long time and  gods made it happen in first week of December 2017. I had been to Kaziranga a few times earlier but for official purposes, this was the first time that one was there to enjoy the wildlife which...

Birding in USA

Birding in USA

While in USA I had few birding opportunities around Chicago and Cincinnati thanks to my lovely daughters Shruti and Ruchi who took me to places in spite of their busy schedule to help me pursue my passion. There are many nature centers in Ohio and Illinois which are...

Bar Headed Geese at Bhigwan, Pune

Bar Headed Geese at Bhigwan, Pune

While bird watching on 18 December 2015 at Bhigwan, we chanced upon a large colony of Bar Headed Geese. This is the first time that I spotted this species at Bhigwan though I have been visiting this place for several years for bird watching and photography. The...

Birding in the Nilgiris

Birding in the Nilgiris

Birding is a great hobby, it makes you go places looking for birds. From the internet I learnt about the Black and Orange Flycatcher and soon me and my wife were on our way to the Nilgiris looking for them. We stayed at Wellington (Military Station) near Coonoor. I...

DANDELI : BIRDS OF GANESHGUDI

DANDELI : BIRDS OF GANESHGUDI

The long overdue trip to Dandeli (Wildlife Sanctury)  fructified in Mar 2015 when we combined it with our trip to Bijapur, Badami and Hampi. The drive from Hampi started with rocky and barren terrain to begin with, but slowly the surroundings changed to sugarcane and...

Beaches and Streets of Miami

Beaches and Streets of Miami

When you think of exotic holiday destinations, Miami is sure to cross your mind. Miami is one of the most sought after destinations in USA and the world over. It is famous for its white sand beaches, glamourous life style and colourful neighborhoods such as Little...

Road Trip Florida : Little Havana

Road Trip Florida : Little Havana

Little Havana is a quaint part of Miamai where Cuban culture prevails and a visit to this part of the Metro is a must if you are on a visit to Miami. We did that during our road trip across Florida in June 2019. You need to first visit the Visitors Center where you...

Road Trip Florida : Everglades National Park

Road Trip Florida : Everglades National Park

Our main attraction during our 10 day road trip across Florida was to experience the Everglades National Park. Everglades National Park is a 1.5-million-acre wetlands preserve on the southern tip of the U.S. state of Florida. Often compared to a grassy, slow-moving...

Road Trip : Visiting St. Augustine

Road Trip : Visiting St. Augustine

Shruti my elder daughter took us for a 10 day road trip across Florida which turned out to be a thrilling experience. The first location which we visited was St. Augustine. It took us about 06 hours to get there by road from Atlanta. We stayed at Southern Oaks Inn...

Trip to Savannah, Georgia

Trip to Savannah, Georgia

Within two days of arrival at Atlanta, US we were off on a trip to Savannah. Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia . Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and...

Using shutter speed

Using shutter speed

Shutter speed is one of the three elements (others being aperture and ISO) that helps in correctly exposing a photo. Shutter speed also controls the sharpness in the photograph. You can use shutter speed in a creative way to make your photos visually appealing. What...