Tuesday, February 05, 2008

They're back

At almost exactly the same time as last year, it's uncanny!

Ok, on an entirely different note, I haven't done this in a while, so it might be time to do it again. Use this post to just say hello, tell me what you'd like more of, less of and if you think I'm getting worse/better at this. I've always been curious about who my readers are and what they might get from this blog. (Apart from the ones I already know off course).


Abi said...

Hello there, Natasha!

While I love all the great pictures you post here, I'm more of a 'words' person. Thus, I prefer those posts where you use your pictures to give us some interesting new information about some species or the other. When you add an evolutionary angle to the discussion, it's even better.

Your recent posts on bats and macaques were excellent. I would love to see more of those.

There you have it. And thanks for asking!

Anonymous said...

Hi Natasha,

I ended up on your page via Abi. Since then I have added your blog to my feed catcher. I like the photos. I like the explanations, musings, and speculations. I like it a lot when you have them both in a post.


Natasha Mhatre said...

Hi Abi, Thanks. You like the ones that are hard work! :) No I enjoy those too. More coming up soon.

And thanks Mogadalai. I'll try and pack in as much as I can.

Arati said...

Hi Natasha,
I enjoy your photographs a lot-and my family does too. I am also very partial to descriptive writing that you do beautifully-I am thinking now of your post on monsoon in Jubilee park. Happy clicking and writing-look forward to both.

Natasha Mhatre said...

Thanks Arati. Theres more on the way.

Anush Shetty said...


I have nothing new to add what others have said, I find some amazing info here :-)

Will try catching up with you this month

Anonymous said...

While the quality of your equipment is obvious, your eye for light is even more so. Good work.

Natasha Mhatre said...

Thanks a lot!

But my equipment isn't really all that top of the line. I use a (now very beat up) D70 and one truly good lens the Nikkor 105mm macro, the other two main lenses are Sigmas! The 170-500mm and the 10-20mm. Not that good at all.

The pied kingfisher photo is made with a plastic lens, the 70-300 Nikkor G lens which cost me INR 3500, less than $100.

You can do a lot with a little as long as you try.

Anonymous said...

...which speaks to your eye for the composition and the light in it.

As to the equipment, "when I grow up", I hope to start with what you are working with!

Anonymous said...

Both your pictures and writing are good, I enjoy them.

Natasha Mhatre said...

Thanks :)