What is your biggest enemy in photography?

By enemies in photography I mean what comes in between your “want” from the photograph and the subject. For me, it’s wires, cables, towers. I just hate them!

Not a good frame right?
Then I have to zoom it to this!!

You are infront of an incredible scene, you take out your camera to click it, but wires or towers cover the main aspect of your photo and sometimes even when i click birds and specially raptors these wires are the greatest enemy and the towers too. In landscape photography you need the sky, the ground, the horizon and any subject. These things are must I think but wires and one cable only can make the whole photo off perspective and unnatural. So i always now never stop foots and car untill I go paas by the wires and the towers. Yes, towers on mountains and homes can give you a different perspective pic but landscapes and bird photography is about showing the beauty of nature most of the times and how much you love it and in what way you want to image it.

– Sandeepan

Because you can..!!

“It’s a bird’s imagination, not it’s wings, that determines how high it can fly.” – Matsohna Dhliwayo

Like a painted stork!

Fly because you can, Fly because you are meant to be! Gender is just a characteristic of human it doesn’t define you, don’t let it, don’t even let it classify you. You an intelligent being make yourself count, flying to the sky which has no limit! For all the woman out there this is my message on International Women’s Day.

– Sandeepan

Largest Raptor of Himalayas

The flight to kill!

When I first saw him just above me flying, I was so afraid that I was about to fall with my camera. They continuously search their kill keeping the whole other body in steady flying mode and moving the head and rolling the eyes. And dare you see him in the eye!

The Himalayan vulture or Himalayan griffon vulture (Gyps himalayensis) is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae. Closely related to the European griffon vulture (G. fulvus) and once considered a subspecies of it, this species is found along the Himalayas and the adjoining Tibetan Plateau. It is one of the two largest Old World vultures and true raptors.  A field study estimated an average of 9 kg (20 lb) for the Himalayan vulture, but weights can vary with conditions from 8–12 kg (18–26 lb).

Himalayan Vulture Potrait

I captured this mighty in on the way of tugananth temple, spotted him by his shadow on the ground then followed him in the side jungle and there he was perching on the highest tree and when I zoomed in with my camera I was amazed to see the size.

Camly looking all over the mountains and forests.

– Sandeepan Kumar more raptors and birds

The Giants of the forests..

Asiatic Elephants
Rajaji National park
Nikon Gears, 2019

Elephants, the largest existing animals on land, the only animals who walk all night the whole forests, you can see their pad marks all over the jungle if you are the first one to enter the jungle at morning.

Both males and family groups typically move 10–20 km (6–12 mi) a day, but distances as far as 90–180 km (56–112 mi) have been recorded in the Etosha region of Namibia. They are one of the most decent and cool minded animals in jungle but if you annoy them or annoy their infants than they are the most furious.

Rajaji’s Pride

Some dreamy landscapes from Jim Corbett👇🏼

More Wildlife👉🏼 Revenant

The Flying Angel…

At the first glance only when he float away infront of me like a white stroke of a paint brush, he made me a fan of him…

The Indian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) is a commoner here in most of the places in india but everytime you see him flying, displaying, perching you don’t regret to take out your camera and capture him. The contrastic blue colour of his head and the ring around his eyes is majestic. I came close to this bird in a hidden valley and when i zoomed to make a video with my nikon P610 60X Zoom, I was amazed. And when he flies his long white tail is like a paint brush doing a painting. The female has a rufous colour and some male also have it. Both are delightful to watch matting, wonder when they kiss in the air..!!

Indian paradise flycatcher (female)
Nikon gears
Jhilmil conservation reserve, 2018
Indian paradise flycatcher
Nikon gears
Jim corbett national park, 2018

Here is the video that I made sitting on a ledge of a rock when he came to the nest!

Indian paradise flycatcher
Nikon gears
Hidden valley, nainital
2018

Tour title :- Gaj Yatra
Tour organisers :- The Nemophilist
Tour co-ordinator :- Siddartha sharma

More birds? 👉🏼Revenant_8

The Intelligent Feeder…

When we were leaving the chilla range of Rajaji national park at 4:45 pm our guide(viru negi) said to wait near his nest as he will come to feed his family now. So we waited for half an hour and then the female left the watch and then he came after watching all around (we were sitting on our jeep with not a single movement or wisper!) to feed his kids and give us our “The Movement” of the trip!

Oriental pied hornbill (female)
Nikon gears
Rajaji national park, chilla range, 2018

The Oriental pied hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) found in found in south Nepal, south Bhutan, north Bangladesh, northern and north-eastern India, a large canopy-dwelling bird belonging to the family Bucerotidae. The heavy casque on his head make the male more beautiful, the female has a less grown casque.

Oriental pied hornbill (Male)
Nikon gears
Rajaji national park, chilla range, 2018

What is interesting about him is the feeding behaviour, he sort of stores or collects the food inside the upper throat and when come to nest to feed then he brings it up to the mouth all the way to the beak and then feed it to the kids. Watch the video👇🏼to experience the beautiful moment!

The Oriental Pied Hornbill
Feeding behaviour
Nikon P610 (handheld)
Rajai national park
2018

Tour title :- Gaj Yatra
Tour organisers :- The Nemophilist
Tour co-ordinator :- Siddartha sharma

More birds?👉🏼Revenant_8

The Flying Acrobat…

On a very soothing fine evening at sultanpur outskirts when i was just covering up my lens, that’s when i spotted him in golden light displaying just infront of me and believe me I even forgot that I am holding a nikon D850 with a 200-500mm lens and a tripod and that I was the only one left standing outside the car! Because when he rolls in sky you gotta see him!

The Indian Roller
Couldn’t make a shot that day but took this at Jhilmil jheel conservation reserve
Nikon gears
2018

The Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis), Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa have chosen it as their state symbol. He does starling aerobatic displays in breeding season, it’s like imagine this colourful bird flying high up in the sky and descend downwards in a circular motion, rolling his feathers & flapping his wings rapidly and producing harsh chack sounds. Yes that’s why I was mesmerized!

You watch him, the you click him, then you process the picture and that’s when you fall for him!

Indian roller
Nikon gears
Sultanpur outskirts, 2018
Indian Roller
Nikon gears
Sultanpur outskirts, 2018

More Birds? 👉🏼 @revenant_8

The King

It was 1°C, freezing cold breeze, tall mountains guarding slight rays of sunlight with a blue sky at 6:30 am that’s when down in the forest under a tree with some of the golden rays falling on him, we spotted the King.

The Himalayan Monal
Nikon gears
Chopta, Uttarakhand, 2018

The Himalyan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus), this national bird of nepal is found at Himalayan ranges extending from pakistan, india, nepal, southern tibet to bhutan. This bird has so many colours that you will discover new colours every time you capture a different individual, the metallic green crest, the coppery feathers on the back and neck make this bird magically beautiful. He is always up on the cliff of a mountain, so high and far that you need a 200-500mm (or 500mm prime or reach to him if you can!) to make a considerable photograph. I had a close encounter when he was feeding and at tungnath temple (highest shiv temple in the world). When I watched him fly? Ohh!! My dream scene.

On a cliff of a 10,000 ft high mountain
Nikon gears
Chopta, Kedarnath Forests, 2018
Count the colours..
Nikon gears
Tungnath temple, chopta, 2018
When he flies..!!
My dream shot to catch him fly
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Monal point, chopta, 2018

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At a dinner party when I was munching a papad, a bird and wildlife photographer “Mr. Subir Chatterjee” said to me that it’s a 7 hour journey to Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur We, we will be staying for 3 days & 2 nights, so can you be a companion to me for bird photography there? That’s how I started my bird and wildlife photography which at first was a hobbie, now, a passion. Belonging to a bengali family it’s impossible to stay away from art so I am grown up watching The Apu Trilogy, malgudi days, byomkesh bakshi, feluda, etc.

I am sandeepan kumar and this is my first blog, I am here to talk about photography and cinema and showcase some of my work. I have been writing about cinema of all types i.e., Tv Series, movies, documentries of of all genres and languages. Photography for me is the way I see the world, as there is nothing to see but there are lot of things to fantasize! So, here to show you how I fantasize, thanks to the device called as camera which helps us to capture moments and fantasies and nature.First things first, I am a nature person and I have to capture when and where I see a frame and I am sincerely a DC fan and love to watch and experience any type of art. Don’t know I am good at recommending or not, I guess you are about to find out! Lets explore some naturistic, birds and wildlife photography, I like to read and write that’s why I really excited to start this blog to share and expose my eye_views. I offer you latest news on photography and tech related to that and share my experience and take your knowledge. Discuss, recommend, ask, shout out about movies and tv serieses.

I welcome criticism with a hug and appreciation with a handshake!

– Sandeepan. 👉🏼 Some of my work

Some highlights

Purple Sunbird
Nikon gears
Nainital, 2018
Himalyan monal
Nikon gears
Chopta, 2018
Red Whiskered Bulbul
Nikon gears
Home garden, 2018
Barking deer
Nikon gears
Jhilmil, 2018
Asian Elephants
Nikon gears
Jim corbett national park, 2018
Chopta, The heaven
Nikon gears with tikona wide angle lens
2018
Indian paradise flycatcher
Nikon gears
Nainital, hidden valley, 2018
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