Friday, January 23, 2015

Taudaha

Taudaha Lake is a small lake in the outskirts of Kathmandu. The name comes from a combination of Newari words 'Ta', meaning snake and 'Daha', which means lake. The lake was formed after the water from the Kathmandu Valley was drained from Chobhar by Manjushree. After the lake was formed, the water creatures are believed to inhabit in the underwater kingdom inside this lake. The lake is a stop over for numerous migratory bird species. The ducks and fishes are found abundantly in the lake. But fishing is not allowed here. However visitors can feed the fishes and birds. the pictures of the fishes are taken while they were being fed with Soya Chunks.

The following images are the images of the birds(mostly Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)) in the lake. The photographs were taken on the first day of 2015.

Great Cormorant on tree
 f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100, 300 mm


 f/5, 1/400 s, ISO 100, 140 mm

 f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100, 300 mm

 f/5.6, 1/640 s, ISO 100, 300 mm

 f/5.6, 1/640 s, ISO 100, 300 mm

Ruddy Shelduck(Chakhewa) along with Great Cormorant
 f/5.6, 1/1600 s, ISO 640, 300 mm 

 f/5.6, 1/2000 s, ISO 500, 300 mm 

 f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100, 300 mm 

local ducks
 f/4, 1/400 s, ISO 100, 75 mm 

 f/4, 1/400 s, ISO 100, 75 mm 

 f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100, 300 mm 

 f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100, 300 mm 

Ruddy Shelduck couple(Chakhewa)


  f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100, 300 mm 

 f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100, 300 mm 

 f/4.5, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 130 mm 

 f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 300 mm 

 f/5.6, 1/1600 s, ISO 800, 300 mm

 f/4, 1/800 s, ISO 120, 75 mm

 f/4, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 75 mm

 f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 300 mm

 f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 300 mm

 f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 300 mm

 f/5, 1/2000 s, ISO 250, 190 mm

 f/4.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 125, 100 mm

 f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 160, 80 mm

 f/5.6, 1/2000 s, ISO 400, 300 mm

 f/5, 1/1600 s, ISO 500, 180 mm

Great Cormorant ready to fly
 f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 300 mm

Great Cormorant take off
 f/5, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 190 mm

 f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 300 mm

 f/5, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 180 mm

 f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 300 mm

 f/5.6, 1/800 s, ISO 100, 55mm

 f/5.6, 1/640 s, ISO 100, 43mm

 f/5.6, 1/800 s, ISO 100, 55mm

 f/5.6, 1/500 s, ISO 100, 55mm

 f/5.6, 1/500 s, ISO 100, 55mm

 f/5.6, 1/800 s, ISO 100, 55mm

 f/5.6, 1/800 s, ISO 100, 55mm

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Namo Buddha Gumba

Namo Buddha Gumba(Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery about 40 km southeast of Kathmandu.It is believed that Lord Buddha gave his own flesh to a starving tigress and her cubs. A temple in the Monastery has a statue of the same. I was with my friend while i captured some of the pictures.
The Buddhist prayer wheels at the entrance.
Exif details : f/9, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 31mm

 f/5, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 20mm























The art on the walls and pillars.
 f/5, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 22mm
 f/5, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 28mm
 f/5, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 18mm
 f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100, 49mm
The art on the walls.
 f/4, 1/8 s, ISO 100, 23mm
 f/4, 1/8 s, ISO 100, 20mm
 f/4, 1/50 s, ISO 100, 30mm
An old woman counting her money.
 f/5, 1/100 s, ISO 100, 45mm
The main monastery.
 f/4.5, 1/800 s, ISO 100, 33mm
 f/5.6, 1/800 s, ISO 100, 48mm
Buddhist Prayer Flag
 f/4, 1/800 s, ISO 100, 18mm
Monastery and the hills around.
 f/4, 1/800 s, ISO 100, 20mm
Prayer Flags tied from the top of the hill to the bottom.
 f/4, 1/800 s, ISO 100, 18mm
Drawing on the prayer flag.
 f/4, 1/160 s, ISO 100, 18mm
 f/4, 1/500 s, ISO 100, 18mm
 f/4, 1/500 s, ISO 100, 22 mm
 f/4, 1/500 s, ISO 100, 18 mm
 f/4, 1/500 s, ISO 100, 18 mm
Hand made gifts made by local people.
 f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 55 mm
 f/5, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 37mm
Wheel at the top of Entrance gate .
 f/4, 1/640 s, ISO 100, 18mm
The main monastery seen from the ground.
 f/4, 1/250 s, ISO 100, 18mm
This panaroma shows the hills and himalayas around the Monastery.

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