Monday, August 11, 2014

Photography at Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad

This trip was solely inspired by the previous trip to Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park specially targeting the Butterflies. This was my second Butterfly Photography outing. Click here for all the other Butterfly Pics I have clicked till date.

The agenda in this trip was very clear -
  1. Go to Butterfly Park in the Zoo - click as many species as possible 
  2. Explore the Zoo for possible bird photography (not to click any caged bird - only the ones that are in open) 
  3. Start the first field photography training for Supriya

Agenda 1: Target Butterflies
Very successful indeed, clicked more than 10 different species in that small well maintained butterfly park inside the Zoo.

Agenda 2: Target Birds
Genuine Bird Photographers never get the happiness in clicking caged birds - leave aside clicking, I don't even enjoy looking at the caged birds. So my target was to see that how good is the Zoo in terms of open birding population per se.
Verdict is - it is not that great for birding however at the end of the day I got LIFERS in the form of White Bellied Drongo and Black Crowned Night Heron. However if i combine it with the full experience of photographing the butterflies, then surely it was worth every penny.

Agenda 3: Supriya Learning SLR Photography
My Wife, Supriya was showing a little bit interest towards photography. I already had my earlier camera - Canon 1100D at home with a spare 250mm since the day I graduated to Canon 70D and 400mm. I gave her a preliminary understanding for clicking with SLRs and she was indeed a fast learner. Some of her shots were far better than the ones that I clicked with my camera and lens.
Wonderful indeed! (Credit mentioned in the watermark with her name)

So all in all, a very successful day. Enjoy the pics below.

White-bellied Drongo

Black-crowned Night Heron

Pied Kingfisher

Yellow-billed Babbler

Ashy Prinia

Indian Pond Heron

Great Cormorant

White-breasted Waterhen

White-breasted Waterhen with chick

Asian Koel Female

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Ashy Prinia

Common Myna juv

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Nehru Zoological Park is an amazing place to visit in Hyderabad. Thanks for sharing about this place. Love to visit this place during weekend, children will enjoy at this place. If anyone wants to travel Hyderabad, then book bus tickets in Jabbar Travels to comfort the trip.