On Ariel Safari

Which are your preferred shooting places in Bangalore?

When it comes to birds, they are every where; all we need to do is look out for them. In places like Madiwala Lake, Hebbal Lake, Lal Bagh, TG halli, Mavathur Lake, Hessarghatta, Manchinbele Dam, Bannerghatta National park, I have shot extensively. Outside Bangalore, I go to Ranganathittu, Bandipur, Nagarahole, Kabini, BR Hills, Dandeli and various other sanctuaries. I call these places ‘bird photographer’s paradise’.

Your favourites among the birds you have shot so far.
Three different types of Kingfishers (White throated, Small Blue and the Pied), Baya        Weaver, Parakeets, Indian Peafowl, Indian Robin, Indian roller and sunbirds.
How do you intend to bring awareness about wildlife conservation through your photography?
I want to use my photographs for educational purposes, and let people see nature’s most beautiful creations. My intention is to make people realise how important it is to save wildlife and the need to co-exist with them. It is important to be aware of factors which might cause extinction of some species and how we could stop it from happening.

What equipments do you use?

I use a Canon 40D along with Canon 300mm f/4 L IS USM lens + Canon 1.4x II Extender.

Have you ever encountered an accident while on photography expedition?
Not yet and I hope I never will.



Tags: photography, Varun HB, birds, wildlife, outskirts, Bannerghatta National park, kingfisher, Weaver


Sanket Reddy Dec 05th, 2008 11:25 AM

He truly is a Great guy... I have been Photographing myself for about 8 months now and he has taught me almost everything he knows... he is a self less guy... we share a lot of common pictures as we travel together most of the times... His pictures inspire me to work harder when on the field... He is a very dear friend to me... and wish him all the very best for the future... Am sure I will be around when u spot ur first tiger... Till then Ciao Brotha...

Sukumar Sundaram Oct 22nd, 2008 06:06 PM

Varun means his words.. his photography is too awesome and it has been rightly mentioned that checking his photographs, you will never believe his words that he started photography just a year back! This guy is a Pro.

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