Thursday, April 17, 2008

Birds of Kannur

I've uploaded some animal and bird photos on Flickr. They are mostly from Kannur except for the elephant and gaur at the Muthanga Wildlife sanctuary.

I liked 'the call of the sparrow', 'Suspended Flying fox', 'Strolling up', and the mongoose.

I should find the names of the birds and update the photos.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Birds of Ranganathittu

Recently my friend Thej posted lovely pictures of the Birds of Ranganathittu. Ranganthittu is on my wish list of 'must visit' places now!

I requested my avid bird-watching friend Jayachandran (JC) to comment on the birds. He has identified most of them! Thanks JC and Thej. Hope our Ranganathittu trip materializes in May ...

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 WA lens

The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 is an interesting wide angle lens. Wide angle lenses rarely come a fixed f/2.8! The zoom range is fairly constrained due to this (unlike Canon's 10-22 or even Tokina's 12-24)

I see a couple of reviews; Ken Rockwell, Koh Kho King. I am tempted to get one to cover the wide angle range! :-)

Outscoring themselves in the second innings!

In the recent SA-India second test, the Indians recovered in the second innings. Each batsmen scored more than their first innings score!

How often does that happen? I think that SL did that recently. Bangladesh swapped the innings in their very first test (first innings was better)!

Earlier in the first test, the first seven partnerships were each worth at least 47 runs!! Nice team performance indeed! The Indian team on the other hand scored 86/8 (sans Jaffer, Sehwag, Dravid); is the 76/10 of the second test a big surprise? ;-)